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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER MARCH 2011

Once again we want to say ”Thank you” for your business and support in 2010. 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.

Spring Will Be Here Soon!!

SPRING WILL BE HERE SOON!!!!!


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

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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.

Launch Online Training Center >>.

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DAYSTAR SAFETY SERVICES
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Are you up to date with your Labor Relations Posters? We can help you with the Combo State, Federal & OSHA Labor Law Posters in English or Spanish along with your USERRA and Sexual Harassment Posters. As an employer you are required to post and keep posted this information in a conspicuous place at your establishment. Listed below are individual free posters that can be printed from the United Stated Department of Labor website. For large 40” x 27” combo or individual laminated posters give us a call.

* Job Safety & Health

* Equal Employment Opportunity

* Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) — Minimum Wage

* Employee Right for Workers with Disabilities/Special Minimum Wage Poster

* Family & Medical Leave

* USERRA — Veteran Rights

* Federal Construction Contracts (Davis-Bacon)

* Construction Contracts

* Employee Polygraph Protection

* Migrant & Seasonal Agricultural Workers

* Federal Contractor Posters


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REGULATION NEWS & INFORMATION
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REMINDER – Your 2010 OSHA Form 300A Summary of Work Related Injuries and Illnesses must be posted by February 1st through April 30th, 2011.

REMINDER – Your Tier II chemical inventory report must be received by March 1st.

OSHA issued enforcement guidance on personal protective equipment to protect general industry workers' safety, health
On Feb. 10, 2011 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the Enforcement Guidance for Personal Protective Equipment in General Industry, a directive that provides enforcement personnel with instructions for determining whether employers have complied with OSHA personal protective equipment (PPE) standards.

OSHA issued a final rule on Employer Payment for Personal Protective Equipment in November 2007. The rule required employers in general industry, shipyard employment, longshoring, marine terminals and construction to provide most types of required PPE at no cost to the worker. The agency also issued a final rule in September 2009 updating its PPE standards so that they are more consistent with current consensus standards.

This directive replaces Inspection Guidelines for 29 CFR 1910 Subpart I, the revised Personal Protective Equipment Standards for General Industry issued in June 1995. Changes in this directive include clarifying what type of PPE employers must provide at no cost to workers and when employers are required and not required to pay for PPE. The directive also provides guidance that allows employers to use PPE that complies with current consensus standards and updates PPE enforcement policies based on court and review commission decisions.

These personal protective equipment standards require employers to provide – at no cost to workers – protective equipment, such as goggles and face shields that fit properly without restricting vision; earplugs and earmuffs when they will reduce noise to acceptable levels and are less costly than administrative and engineering controls; and respirators to protect workers from exposure to air contaminants. Additionally, the directive lists PPE and other items exempted from the employer payment requirements and includes questions and answers useful in clarifying PPE payment concerns. To view this directive visit:

http://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/Directive_pdf/CPL_02-01-050.pdf

PHMSA Finalizes Enhanced Enforcement Authority Procedures
On March 2, 2011 the U.S. DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a final rule revising the hazardous materials transportation enforcement procedures at 49 CFR Part 109 [76 FR 11569]. The rule implements the enforcement provisions included in the Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety and Security Reauthorization Act of 2005 (HMTSSRA). PHMSA has stated that the final rule enhances the current inspection and enforcement procedures already in place.

These new provisions apply to all DOT hazardous materials enforcement agencies, namely the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and PHMSA. The significant components of the final rule include:

DOT Can Open Packages in Transportation
DOT enforcement agents may now open a package to determine whether it contains non-compliant shipments of hazardous materials. If a DOT agent has reason to believe that a package does not comply with regulatory requirements and the person in possession of the package refuses to open it, the DOT agent has authority to open the package. These procedures apply to the opening of any packaging component not immediately adjacent to the hazardous material.

The DOT agents will not open single packagings nor will agents open the innermost receptacle of a combination packaging. The DOT agent will assist in preparing a package for safe and prompt transportation if, after a complete examination of a package initially thought to pose an imminent hazard, no imminent hazard is found. If the package has been opened, the DOT agent will assist in reclosing the package in accordance with the packaging manufacturer's closure instructions marking the package to indicate that it was opened and reclosed in accordance with DOT procedures, and returning it to the person from whom it was obtained.

DOT Can Remove Packages from Transportation
DOT enforcement agents may now temporarily remove a package or shipment from transportation, or prevent its entering transportation, when they believe that the package or shipment may pose an imminent hazard. This may arise from a compliance problem identified as a result of opening the package or from conditions observed through an inspection that does not include opening the package.

The DOT agent may remove a package or related packages from transportation for up to 48 hours on his or her own authority provided he records in writing the basis for his belief that the package or related packages may pose an imminent hazard. This regulation implements statutory authority for the DOT to take immediate action to remove a potentially dangerous package from transportation, rather than seeking a court order to stop a package. An agent may order the person in possession of or responsible for the package to transport the package and its contents to a facility that will examine and analyze its contents. An agent may issue such an order for any type of package. The agent may issue this order on his own authority provided he documents his reasoning and provides written notification for the reasons for removal.

The new requirements become effective on May 2, 2011.


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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 March 14th-16th, 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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Heart of America ASSE Chapter - March 14th - 12 PM to 1:30 PM - Safety & Security Procedures During a Building Lockdown - Speaker - Mark White - The Emaline Ballroom - 616 West Third Street - Lee's Summit, Missouri - To RSVP call Holly Shores at 816-349-6639 or hshores@burnsmcd.com. You may also pay on-line at www.kc.asse.org.

Construction Safety Group of Kansas City - March 2nd - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Please RSVP by Friday, February 25th by calling the CSG reservation line at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369 or contact Tom Cowan at 816-985-8619 or tom.cowan@pcg.com.

AIHA Mid-America Local Section - No meeting in March

Wichita ASSE Chapter - March 7th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - ISI Building - Please RSVP by Thursday, March 3rd to Jenna Hackler at jenna.hackler@kochind.com.

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group - March 11th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Ryan’s Steakhouse on North Rock Road - For more information please contact Tamara Hadley at 316-264-7050 or constructionsafety@isienvironmental.com.

OSHAC - Joplin - March 8th - 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 - March 15th - 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 - March 16th - 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 - March 9th - 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. - March 15th - 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 - March 2nd - 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 - March 17th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - China Garden - OSHA Update – Mark Banden with OSHA - Please RSVP by noon on February 22nd to George Hampton at gwhampton@gocolumbiamo.com or at 573-874-7669.


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2nd Annual Builders Association Midwest Construction Safety Conference & Annual Safety Excellence Awards Breakfast - March 3rd & 4th, 2011 - Adams Pointe Conference Center - Blue Springs, Missouri - For more information go to www.buildersassociation.com

2011 ASSE / AIHA Professional Development Conference (PDC) - April 1st, 2011 - MCC Business & Technology College - Kansas City, Missouri - You can register and pay online at www.kc.asse.org For more information you may contact Keith Rosenblum at 816-977-8145 or krosenblum@lockton.com

Mid-America Safety, Health & Environmental Conference and Expo - May 11th-13th, 2011 - Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel at Branson Landing in Branson, Missouri - For more information go to www.nscozarks.org.

2011 Nebraska Safety Council Conference & Exposition - Learning-Connecting-Leadership - April 20th-21st, 2011 - The Cornhusker Marriott Hotel - Lincoln, Nebraska - For more information call 402-483-2511 or go to www.nesafetycouncil.org

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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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