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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER JUNE 2011

Once again we want to say ”Thank you” for your business and support in 2011. For over 30 years we have been providing safety equipment, services, and solutions for many companies in the Midwest. This would not be possible without you, our valued customer.

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Our 2010-11 virtual catalog is now available for view 24/7 online at www.daystarsafety.net where you can also request our new 2011-12 free printed catalog for your facilities.2010-11 Safety Products Catalog


Our salesperson for Central and Southern Missouri, Cary Blaise, is no longer employed by Day Star Corporation. Please send you orders to sales@daystarsafety.com or contact Mark Calvert at 800-227-0787 x120 if you have any questions or require any additional information.

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Day Star Online Safety Training is Now Available
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We have the solution for the small employer without safety resources or for the employee who missed their initial safety training.

It is as easy as 1-2-3. Choose your course, create a profile, provide billing information, and verify your confirmation.

Most of the OSHA courses offered are 1-4 hours in length and start at just $20.00. The courses pertain to Construction, General Industry, OSHA 10/30 Hour Outreach, and Hazardous Waste. Some of the Construction courses are also available in Spanish.

Click below to view all of the available courses.

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DAYSTAR SAFETY SERVICES
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We provide qualitative and quantitative respirator fit testing on-site or at our location. We also rent the TSI Portacount fit tester and necessary adaptors. Medical evaluation and respirator training is also available as needed. Contact us for more information or to set up an appointment.


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REGULATION NEWS & INFORMATION
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On June 8, 2011, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule intended to improve and streamline the workplace safety and health regulations at 29 CFR [76 FR 33590]. This rulemaking is the third in the Agency’s Standards Improvement Project, designed to remove outdated, confusing, duplicative, or inconsistent rules. The following highlights some of this rule’s changes to the General Industry Standards (29 CFR Part 1910):

29 CFR 1910, Subpart E-Means of Egress
OSHA renamed the subpart “Exit Routes and Emergency Planning” and updated its incorporation by reference from the 2000 edition to the 2009 edition of the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Life Safety Code, NFPA 101. In addition, OSHA added another option for compliance with the exit routes provisions: OSHA will now permit the use of the International Fire Code, 2009 edition, as a second alternative to the provisions at 29 CFR 1910.34, 1910.36, and 1910.37.

29 CFR 1910, Subpart I—Personal Protective Equipment
OSHA removed the requirement to document training provided to an employee regarding the use of specified personal protective equipment (PPE) at 29 CFR 1910.132(f). It is important to note that employers will still be required to provide their employees with training in the use, care, and limitations of their required PPE; they will simply be excluded from having to keep records demonstrating that the training was completed.

OSHA is making several revisions to the respiratory protection standard at 29 CFR 1910.134, including:

* Updating the U.S. Department of Transportation requirements for retesting cylinders [29 CFR 1910.134(i)(4)(i)].

* Revising the language at 29 CFR 1910.134(i)(9) to clarify that the employer must use only the manufacturer’s NIOSH–approved breathing gas containers.

* Revising the medical questionnaire in Appendix C to 29 CFR 1910.134. OSHA is removing the term “fits” from Question 2a, as the Agency believes the term “seizures” is an adequate and contemporary term.

* Eliminating 29 CFR 1910.134(o)(2) and clarifying language to 29 CFR 1910.134(o)(1) to make clear that the use of Appendix D is mandatory.

29 CFR 1910, Subpart J—General Environmental Controls
OSHA revised the definition of “potable water” at 29 CFR 1910.141(a)(2) to more accurately reflect current rules under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at 40 CFR 141. The previous definition cited a Public Health Services code that no longer exists.

OSHA also revised the washing facilities standard at 29 CFR 1910.141(d) to permit “air blowers.” This replaces old language that limited employers to the use of hot air drying machines, as opposed to the high–velocity air dryers that are also on the market. Employers may use either hot air or high–velocity air dryers.

29 CFR 1910, Subpart N—Materials Handling and Storage
The standards for slings at 29 CFR 1910.184 have been revised to eliminate outdated tables on working loads. The revised rules also prohibit the use of slings that do not have permanently affixed identification markings.

29 CFR 1910, Subpart Z—Toxic and Hazardous Substances
The Agency removed the requirement in 15 substance–specific standards to transfer exposure and medical records to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) when the employer ceases business or the employer terminates an employee.

OSHA also revised the trigger levels within the lead standard at 29 CFR 1910.1025 to assure that action levels for airborne or employee blood levels are consistent with the construction industry standards at 29 CFR 1926.

The final rule becomes effective on July 8, 2011. However, since the rules are not increasing employers’ regulatory burden, employers may voluntarily follow the new provisions immediately.

Water, rest and shade: Protecting workers from heat-related illness
Water, Rest, Shade OSHA has initiated a national outreach campaign to educate workers and their employers about the hazards of working outdoors in the heat. OSHA is leveraging relationships with other state and local partners, employers, trade organizations, unions, community groups, educational institutions and healthcare professionals to disseminate training materials across the country with a very simple message: "water, rest and shade."

OSHA's new Heat Illness Campaign Web page provides educational materials in English and Spanish, as well as a curriculum to be used for workplace training. Multiple copies of publications can be ordered from OSHA's Web site. Additionally, OSHA is partnering with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on weather service alerts that will incorporate worker safety precautions when heat alerts are issued across the United States. NOAA is also including pertinent worker safety information on its Heat Watch Web page.

Local Implementation of National Emphasis Program – Crystalline Silica
Effective May 20, 2011, OSHA Region VII, announced a local implementation of national emphasis program – Crystalline Silica. The purpose is to identify and reduce or eliminate the health hazards associated with occupational exposures to crystalline silica. This program affects worksites where employee exposure to crystalline silica is likely due to the work tasks performed. This Silica LEP includes two major activities: targeting/selection and inspection for both general industry and construction.


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Travis Johnson with Capital Electric Line Builders currently has a Site Safety Position open in Wichita Kansas. The position is for a Site Safety Coordinator for a 16-18 month project in Wichita Kansas. The project itself is a 50 miles of 345Kv Transmission Line. If anyone is interested in applying for the position please contact me by phone numbers listed below or email me at tjohnson@capitalelectric.com

SAFETY ADMINISTRATOR – VANCE BROTHERS Job Description • Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Safety / Safety Management with an overall GPA of at least 3.2 • Reports to the Safety Director • Position and office will be located at the corporate headquarters in Kansas City, MO, but some travel will be required • Ability to speak Spanish is not required, but would be a definite plus • Certification in CPR, First-Aid, & AED is not required, but would also be a plus • Implements the company safety program • Works with personnel throughout the organization to maintain a safe and healthy work environment. • Monitors the facility and processes for adherence to OSHA guidelines and the elimination of industrial accidents • Conducts incident investigations of employee accidents and near-misses including determination of root causes and action plans to prevent future similar incidents • Case management of various Workers Compensation cases • Conducts safety and health audits both in-house and on construction sites • Conducts annual OSHA required safety training of employees • Carries out inspections of various safety equipment • Involved in developing safety programs and policies for the corporation • Orders and dispenses personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as other safety equipment Interested candidates should apply by sending resumes by fax to: (816)922-8061. Resumes can also be attached to an email and sent to the following address: vbjobs@vancebrothers.com.  

APAC - Missouri & Kansas City is looking for a Specialist to assist their EHS Department in reviewing a site in Springfield, MO for process safety issues (OSHA 1910.119) as well as the development of a site specific LOTO and Confined Space program. Have you worked in the Process Safety field previously?  Do you have experience with oil and liquid asphalt terminals? If you are interested in this opportunity or know someone which might be interested, please contact: Christopher R. Schwedtmann, CSP, Operations Manager, EHS/HR Services, APAC-Missouri & Kansas City, 573-489-5444.

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CAOHC Course

CAOHC Certification/Recertification Course

Day Star will be offering the CAOHC 20-hour certification and the 8-hour recertification course on July 26th-28th, 2011 or those individuals performing audiometric testing. For more information or to register you may call 800-747-1401 or go online to www.daystarsafety.com.

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Construction Safety Group of Kansas City's 17th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament - Friday, September 9th, 2011 - Winterstone Golf Course - Independence, Mo. - To register or become a sponsor, call Phil Shoemaker at 816-595-4158. A benefit for students majoring in Safety at the University of Central Missouri.

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Heart of America ASSE Chapter - No meeting until September.

Construction Safety Group of Kansas City - July 6th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Manny’s on the Boulevard - Sponsored by OHS Compcare. The speakers will be Melinda Wagner and Dr. William Tiemann, who will be discussing the changes with Kansas Workman's Compensation to include "Prevailing Factors." Reservations are required. To RSVP contact Tom Cowan at 816-985-8619 or tom.cowan@pcg.com. You may also call the CSG Reservation line at 816-471-0880 x1369.

AIHA Mid-America Local Section - No meeting until September.

Wichita ASSE Chapter - June 6th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - ISI Building - Please RSVP to Jenna Hackler at jenna.hackler@kochind.com.

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group - June 10th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - OSHA Update with Corey Beacom – ISI Building – For more information please contact Tamara Hadley at 316-264-7050 or constructionsafety@isienvironmental.com.

OSHAC - Joplin - June 14th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Red Hot & Blue - For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or mmulhall@nsozarks.org.

OSHA - Monett - June 21st - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Happy House Restaurant - For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or mmulhall@nsozarks.org.

OSHAC - Springfield - June 15th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - The Pasta House - For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or mmulhall@nsozarks.org.

OSHAC - West Plains - June 8th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Primas - For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or mmulhall@nscozards.org.

OSHAC - Harrison, Ar. - June 21st - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Western Sizzlin - For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or mmulhall@nscozards.org.

OSHAC - Northwest Arkansas - June 1st - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Western Sizzlin - Springdale, Ar. - For more information please contact Greg Knight at greg.knight@georgesinc.com or Fred Norwood at fnorwood@nhci.com

Mid-Missouri Section ASSE - No meeting until September.


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62nd Annual Kansas Safety and Health Conference - October 4th-7th, 2011 - Capitol Plaza Hotel - Manor Conference Center - 1717 SW Topeka Blvd - Topeka, KS 66612 - For more information you may contact Dena Ackors at 785-296-4386 or dena.ackors@dol.ks.gov

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National Safety Congress Expo

National Safety Congress & Expo - October 31st - November 2nd, 2011 - Philadelphia - For more information go to www.nsc.org.


ASSE 100 Years

ASSE’s 100th Anniversary Celebration - June 12th-15th, 2011

SAFETY 2011 will include special events and displays that will celebrate the American Society of Safety Engineers' 100th Anniversary. Founded in 1911, the Society was formed in the wake of tragic events such as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. Join ASSE and the thousands of Safety 2011 attendees in this commemoration of 100 years of dedicated service to workplace safety and health. For more information go to www.asse.org.


PCIH 2011

AIHA - PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE on INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE - November 5th-8th, 2011 - Baltimore, Md. - For more information go to pcih@aiha.org


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