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Once again we want to say ”Thank you” for your business and support in 2012. For over 35 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.

Making your own shade for a safety meeting?
Making your own shade for a safety meeting?



We are celebrating our 22nd year at our current 35,000 sq ft facility located in North Kansas City, Missouri. Time flies when you are having fun! Stop by and visit our walk-in display room the next time you are in the area. Hope to see you soon!



2012-13 Safety Products Catalog

Our 2012-13 catalog is now available for view 24/7 online at where you can also request our new 2011-12 printed catalog for your facilities.

Day Star Online Safety Training is Now Available


Compliance is critically important, but not difficult if you subscribe and train your staff with the most comprehensive library with courses in areas of Environmental Safety, Occupation Health & Safety, Green Building, Mine Safety, Forklift Operation, Construction Safety, Transportation, HAZCOM, Industrial Hygiene and human resources and more.

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, 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 >>.



Did you know that we can provide repair and calibration of the major manufacturers of industrial hygiene instrument brands including MSA, Honeywell, ISC, Quest, TSI, 3M, BW, Rae, Gillian/Sensidyne, BioSystems, AP Buck, Bios, Alnor, SKC, Metronics, Casella, Larson Davis, Maico, Interacoustics, GSI, Titmus.  For more information or a quote contact Mark Calvert at 816-221-3230 x120 or



Help for Construction Employers: New fact sheets help employers minimize exposure to silica when using construction equipment

OSHA has published seven new educational resources to help employers control exposure to respirable crystalline silica at construction sites. The new fact sheets provide information for employers and for workers who operate handheld grinders, angle grinders, jackhammers, rotary hammers, stationary masonry saws, handheld masonry saws or vehicle-mounted drilling rigs.

Concrete Saw

Handheld masonry saw using water for dust control while cutting cinder blocks. (Photo courtesy of New Jersey Department of Health.)

Respirable silica dust is a common hazard at many construction sites. Workers who breathe high concentrations of silica day after day are at risk of developing silicosis, a progressive and potentially disabling lung disease. Exposure to silica dust also can increase the risk of lung cancer and has been linked to other diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and kidney and autoimmune diseases. For more information on the hazards of silica exposure in the construction industry, visit OSHA's Crystalline Silica Safety and Health Topics Page and read OSHA's educational publication on Controlling Silica Exposures in Construction (PDF*).


Hazard Communication resources available to help employers comply with new training and labeling requirements

Two new compliance assistance resources are available for employers to assist them in meeting the requirements of OSHA's revised Hazard Communication Standard. A new fact sheet (PDF*) discusses the training topics that employers must cover for the initial Dec. 1, 2013 deadline. By this date, employers must train workers on the new label elements and safety data sheet format. In addition, a new OSHA brief (PDF*) explains the new labeling elements, identifies what goes on a label, and describes what pictograms are and how to use them. The brief also provides manufacturers, importers, distributors and other employers with a step-by-step guide to create a label that meets the requirements of the revised standard. The deadline for adopting the new labels and pictograms is June 1, 2015.

OSHA's updated standard, which is aligned with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, provides a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. The revised standard is improving the quality and consistency of hazard information in the workplace, making it safer for workers by providing easily understandable information on appropriate handling and safe use of hazardous chemicals. Additional information and resources are available on OSHA's Hazard Communications page.

A warning has been issued by the KBR Building Group, which counts Boeing among its clients, concerning a brand of Chinese sling sold under the S-Line label.

The alert follows an incident and a safety audit. While this bulletin has been widely circulated we have been unable to determine if the slings are made by or for S-Line, a Texas based company, or if they are counterfeit slings.
The yellow slings are supposed to contain red core yarns in order to indicate excessive wear or damage. A random test of six further slings also proved to have been made without the core yarns.
Yellow Sling

The full text of the bulletin sent is as follows:

“A damaged polyester sling was discovered during a routine safety audit. The label indicated “If red core yarns are visible remove the sling from service”. Upon further inspection, the red core warning yarn was not present. Three similar slings were removed from service. None of these slings contained red core warning yarn as indicated on the labels. United Rentals, a supplier of these slings, cut six polyester slings. All six slings were missing the red core warning yarn. United Rentals removed this product from their inventory and will discontinue supplying slings made in China to vendors in the Charleston, SC region.

Corrective Action:
All Polyester slings manufactured in China have been removed from service. Going forward, polyester slings manufactured in China will no longer be permitted on the Boeing project.



CAOHC Course

CAOHC Certification/Recertification Course
Day Star will be offering the CAOHC 20-hour certification and the 8-hour recertification course on March 18th-20th, 2013 or those individuals performing audiometric testing. For more information or to register you may call 800-747-1401 or go online to and click on Training Classes.

Peak Ergonomics & Missouri Employer's Mutual Present "Keeping Your Employees Healthy & Safe"
Columbia - Thursday, April 4th, 2013
Chesterfield - Thursday, April 11th, 2013
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
For further information reference this training event, please visit Peak Ergonomics Website at Click HERE for Seminar Registration Forms.



Safety & Industrial Hygiene Professionals
Posted 2-24-13

Risk Consultants is a vibrant, growing company. Our professional staff includes Certified Safety Professionals, Certified Industrial Hygienists, Registered Professional Engineers, driving safety instructors, regulatory compliance specialists, safety trainers and other skilled professionals. We frequently need competent, experienced Safety and Industrial Hygiene Professionals to provide services to our clients.

Experienced safety professionals are invited to e-mail or fax a current resume with your contact information to us for consideration. If you email your resume we prefer it be in Microsoft Word or Adobe .PDF format.

Risk Consultants provides safety and risk control services to wide variety of clients in the Midwestern United States. We are currently looking for an independent consultant to work on a contractual basis for this territory and reside in the Kansas City area.

Our ideal candidate would have:
  • 5 – 10 years of experience as an insurance company loss control representative.
  • A working knowledge of industrial safety and health, workers’ compensation, fleet, premises/operations liability, products liability and property insurance coverages.
  • Must be a self-starter and capable of organizing trips, planning work, completing professional reports with minimal supervision and work from home.
  • A professional safety certification
  • Must be computer literate in a Microsoft Windows environment, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Pluses include experience in industrial hygiene, construction, ergonomics and safety training including the OSHA 10 and 30 hr courses for general industry and construction.
E-mail your resume to (preferred) or submit email to

To learn more about Risk Consultants please visit our website at

Company: Confidential

Posted 2-21-13

Salary Range: 70-85k plus 10% bonus potential

Position Overview:  This position is responsible for providing guidance to facilities for compliance with various governmental regulations, managing projects and implementation of management systems. This role works with environmental, health and safety Central Services group to promote and deliver safety and operational expertise to facilities. This position is also responsible for performing or assisting with accident investigations as needed. Coordination and facilitation of project management, change control, work area assessment, surveys, and program evaluations to determine the presence of hazardous conditions, such as noise exposure, chemical exposure, and indoor air Quality and confined space are critical. This person works to integrate safety programs and initiatives seamlessly into daily operations processes.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate facility inspections and evaluations
  • Communicate risks, violations, and areas of concern to facilities and regional management
  • Review facility performance and consult on training programs to improve or correct performance
  • Provide input to EHS Central Services with respect to the implementation of Environmental Health and Safety programs at a facility level
  • Facilitate the identification and categorization of risk at a facility level
  • Act as a change agent for process and structural changes
  • Integrate EHS into daily operational control systems (develop systems if needed)
  • Identify problem and low performing facilities and establish plans for improvement
  • Direct and execute emergency response efforts
  • Work with Central Services DOT manager to implement clear guidance to operations on State and Federal Hazardous Materials and Motor Carrier safety rules
  • Integrate safety initiatives into operation processes
  • Serve as a liaison between EHS Central Services group and Geography Vice Presidents
  • Coordinate industrial hygiene monitoring for the site using OSHA/NIOSH methods
  • Provide technical guidance on safety and environmental issues
  • Develop solutions to complex technical problems that require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity
  • Mentor employees on EHS issues by supporting mentor walks and risk assessments
  • Interface with regulatory agencies on compliance issues
  • Other duties that may arise out of regulation changes or need.

Skills and Qualifications:
  • Minimum 5 years EHS experience in safety or environmental field or equivalent experience in operational management.
  • 24 or 40 hour Hazwoper trained; hazardous waste knowledge a plus
  • Possess strong communication skills, both written and verbal, including proficient risk communications and media relations and proven ability to effectively communicate with all levels of internal and external professionals
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing and proficiency in 5s a plus
  • Knowledge of agricultural chemical, seed and fertilizer business
  • Experience in providing training at all levels
  • Demonstrated ability to write reports clearly, describing results from complex processes
  • Ability to advise management on courses of action with minimal assistance using both written and verbal methods
  • Must be self-motivated, have good interpersonal skills, capable of analyzing and solving complex problems through innovative thought and experience.
  • Effective team member with experience in handling multiple projects/tasks and leading cross-functional teams with minimal guidance in a fast paced environment.

Job Requirements:
  • Requires travel, expected to be up to 60% of the time mostly day travel with some overnight.
  • On call 24/7 as Emergency Response Coordinator

Interested and qualified candidates should forward Resumes/CVs and cover letters to Richard Meyers, CEO of Talent Acquisition

Safety & Training Specialist
Posted 2-19-13

Austin Nichols is working with a multi-disciplinary, industry leading environmental and safety consulting firm seeking a Safety and Training Specialist.

The successful candidate will conduct and manage safety and training related projects that are provided to manufacturers, government institutions, and other organizations.  Other responsibilities include building safety programs on site with customer, developing web based training programs related to safety and regulatory issues, and performing risk assessment studies in dealing with workman’s compensation issues.  This is a ground floor position that will provide an excellent opportunity to build the process and department within the organization.

A bachelor’s degree is required; a bachelor’s degree safety is preferred.

ASP or CSP certification is strongly preferred.

2+ years of safety experience within the manufacturing, insurance, or consulting environment is required.

Email resume to

Safety, Health & Environmental Coordinator
Posted 2-18-13

Provide broad support within the Safety Health and Environmental function through excellence in best safety, health and environmental work practices and pertinent Local, State and Federal Regulations.

  1. Support compliance with OSHA and State Safety Regulations, as well as Corporate Safety Policies including but not limited to the Nestle Safety Management Systems.
  2. Support compliance with EPA and State/Local Environmental Regulations, as well as Corporate Environmental Policies including but not limited to the Nestle environmental Management Systems.
  3. Assist in conducting and/or coordinating all safety/environmental related training programs.
  4. Analyze new equipment installations and process changes to identify and mitigate safety and environmental hazards.
  5. Support the coordination and facilitation of the following safety activities:
    • Safety Committee
    • PTC Site-Based safety internal audits
    • Safety Orientations for New Employees
    • Safety Orientation for Contractors
    • Creation and facilitation of Safety Promotions
    • Supervision of Plant Hearing Conservation and Annual Audiometric testing programs
    • Supervision of Accident Investigation and Reporting
    • Maintaining and updating of Safety Operating Standards
    • Facilitation of Hazardous Communications Program
    • Facilitation of Emergency Action Plan
  6. Participate and contribute as a member of cross-functional teams as assigned.
  7. Support the continuous improvement of ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and OHSAS 18001 Safety Management System
  8. Travel as necessary
  9. Practice safety in the work area

  • Must have a basic working knowledge of OSHA and EPA Standards and their requirements.
  • Support SHE function in all areas of the site.
  • Develop working relationships with all areas of the organization.
  • Additional duties as assigned

  • Manufacturing experience within a production facility.
  • Pet or animal handling skills

JOB QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, and Knowledge):
  • Must have obtained a B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health or similar degree
  • 2-5 years of relevant work experience in safety or environmental field.
  • Good sense of business/technical interrelationships
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects/priorities
  • Good organizational skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Pro-active/Self-Starter

All applicants can apply at:  Job number is nest-00030433

Risk Management Officer

Posted January 24th, 2013

The City of Overland Park Fire Department has a Risk Management Officer position available. Responsibilities:  Administers and responsible for the coordination of emergency and non-emergency activities of the fire department in the areas relating to homeland defense preparedness.  Emphasis areas of responsibility include analysis of data relating to safety and loss prevention, community risk reduction, resource deployment, quality improvement and emergency management for the department and City of Overland Park. Requirements: Associates Degree in Fire Science, Emergency Management or related field.  Preference is given to those employees with a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Science or a related field.  Applicability of a degree in a related field will be determined by senior management.  Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain an insurable driving record.  Candidates who are Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician or Firefighter/Paramedic must meet the following requirements: Successful completion of required courses in modern firefighting response activity, fire administration, instruction and supervision based on the equivalency of NFPA 1021 Fire Officer Professional Competency Level I, NFPA 1041 Fire Service Instructor Professional Competency Level I, NFPA Fire Department Safety Officer requirements and NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Competencies for First Responder at the Operational Level. Must be a minimum of EMT and AED certified by the Kansas Board of EMS. Fire and EMT Certification must be maintained.  Five years of experience with the Overland Park Fire Department, or five years of experience in risk or emergency management, or an equivalent level of experience. Experience in Emergency Services Functions (ESFs) targeted to specific hazards and working knowledge of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) required.    Two years supervisory experience preferred.  No City residency requirement. 8-5, M-F. $5,007-$6,258/mo. Open until filled. Apply online, attach a resume, and view your online application at  If unable to apply online, visit the Human Resources Office between 1 p-4 p, Mon.-Fri.

City of Overland Park
Human Resources Department
8500 Santa Fe Drive
Overland Park, KS 66212

Regional Safety Manager – Leawood , Kansas
Posted November 13th, 2012
The primary function of the Regional Safety Manager is to develop, implement, coordinate and ensure compliance with the company’s programs and policies covering employee health, safety, property security and regulatory compliance. The Regional Safety Manager provides support to the Director of Safety & Risk Management, Executive Management, and all assigned branches, divisions and subsidiaries.

  1. The Regional Safety Manager works with the Director of Safety & Risk Management to provide leadership and direction on all Safety matters to assigned operations, branches and departments, including measuring and evaluating the effectiveness of the safety program and making and recommending modifications as needed to achieve established safety goals and objectives.
  2. Works closely with appropriate Regional Vice Presidents and operational departments in order to direct the application and administration of established corporate safety programs throughout the company. Serve as consultant to assigned regions and branches to establish plans to improve overall health and safety of each region/branch.
  3. Attend and participate in professional and committee meetings related to health and safety issues. Serve as a principal source of information on health and safety issues. Assist with the development and administration of programs, reports, and employee training workshops.
  4. Plan, organize, schedule and conduct inspections of branches, work areas and equipment. Monitor site conditions, practices, and procedures for compliance with health and safety (OSHA) requirements and MHC standards. Select and implement corrective action and follows-up to ensure proper action has been taken.
  5. Research and become well-versed on emerging hazards/issues, communicate hazard control and loss information direction to management, supervision and employees through specialized training and education programs.
  6. Protect the interest of the company and its employees as required by applicable regulatory agencies such as OSHA, EPA, DOT, etc. with respect to applicable standards (hazard communications, record keeping, OSHA 300 logs, substance abuse/use testing, driver qualification, MSDS, etc.)
  7. Coordinate the activities and monitor progress of the various branch Safety Committees to ensure focus on defined company/branch safety goals and objectives. Provide training to safety committees and meet with them on a regular basis to empower the committees and ensure the effectiveness of these committees in establishing a safe working environment.
  8. Review accident investigations conducted by branch personnel for identification of accident causes and measures taken to prevent recurrence.
  9. Promote and manage corporate Safety Incentive Program within assigned regions/branches.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Safety & Risk Management.

The Regional Safety Manager reports directly to the Director of Safety & Risk Management.

  1. Requires a four year degree in Occupational Safety, Safety Management, Industrial Safety or equivalent. Eight to ten years of relevant work experience is preferred. Extensive vehicle safety experience a plus.
  2. Must take ownership of projects, be able to set their own objectives and constantly strive for improvement.
  3. Ability to maintain confidential information.
  4. Excellent oral and written communication, organization and interpersonal skills. Must be able to communicate effectively to employees at all levels of the organization. Training experience is preferred.
  5. Must have a great attitude and be team oriented.
  6. Proficient computer skills in MS Office including Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  7. Willing to travel up to 50% of the time. This individual will be responsible for planning their travel schedule.

  1. Successful performance of the duties listed on this job description.
  2. Achievement of specific targets, as set out in the Regional Safety Manager’s Target Memo.
  3. Employee Performance Evaluation Form.

Safety Manager – Chanute, Kansas

Posted November 9th, 2012

Ash Grove Cement Company is privately held and one of the largest domestically owned cement companies in the USA. Ash Grove is seeking a qualified individual to provide leadership in Health and Safety at the Chanute, Kansas plant.
The successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree in Safety Management, Industrial Hygiene, or related field and 5 years experience in managing health and safety practices in a mining or manufacturing environment with an emphasis in behavior based safety and ergonomics.  The candidate must have strong written and verbal communication skills and experience with MS Office. Knowledge of MSHA regulations a plus.

To learn more about our company, please visit our website at

Ash Grove offers outstanding benefits in a rewarding work environment. Send resume to:




Heart of America ASSE Chapter - March 11th -12:00 to 1:30 PM - Cabela's-10300 Cabela Drive - Kansas City, Ks. - Energy Efficiency - Gary Hogsett, P.E., CEM, LEEDCEM, LC,LEED-APAP -Learn about the latest energy conservation technologies and how they can save big money. To RSVP call Dave Hallerud at 816-809-02811 or at  You may also pay on-line at

Construction Safety Group of Kansas City - March 6th - 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM - Builders Association - 105 W. 12th Street -  North Kansas City, Mo. - The speaker will be Carol Roberts with the University of Kansas Hospital; she will be speaking on “Understanding the Matrix-Infection Control Risk Assessments.” - Please RSVP by Monday, March 4th, by calling the CSG reservation line at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369 or contact Dave Ezell, Secretary/Recorder at

AIHA Mid-America Local Section - March 12th - 6 PM - Monetti’s Taste of Italy - 1313 NE Douglas Rd. - Lee's Summit, MO 64086- UCM Association Of Student Industrial Hygienists Presentations - Please RSVP by Monday, March 11th, at
Wichita ASSE Chapter - March 4th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM -ISI Building -Topic: Environmental Issues! Speaker: Curtis Redington is an Environmental Quality Specialist with the City of Wichita Environmental Health. He will be discussing some of the Hazards associated with Carbon Monoxide - Please RSVP by Thursday, January 31st, to Wayne Kordonowy at

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group - March 8th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Golden Corral on East Kellogg - For more information please contact Tamara Hadley at 316-264-7050 or

SCO Safety Alliance - Joplin - March 12th -11:30 AM to 1 PM - Red Hot & Blue - For more information please contact Barbie Lee at 417-869-2121 x106 or 800-334-1349 or

SCO Safety Alliance - Monett - March 21st -11:30 AM to 1 PM - Big Baldy’s Bac-Woods BBQ - For more information please contact Barbie Lee at 417-869-2121 x106 or 800-334-1349 or

SCO Safety Alliance - Springfield - March 12th - 7:30 AM to 9 AM - Safety Council of the Ozarks office - For more information please contact Barbie Lee at 417-869-2121 x106 or 800-334-1349 or

SCO Safety Alliance - West Plains - March 13th -11:30 AM to 1 PM - TBD - For more information please contact Barbie Lee at 417-869-2121 x106 or 800-334-1349 or

SCO Safety Alliance - Harrison, AK - March 19th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Western Sizzlin - For more information please contact Barbie Lee at 417-869-2121 x106 or 800-334-1349 or

SCO Safety Alliance - Northwest Arkansas - March 6th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Johnny Carino's - Rogers, Ark - For more information please contact Greg Knight at or Fred Norwood at

Mid-Missouri Section ASSE - March 28th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - HyVee Conference Room - Conley Road - Columbia, Mo. - Please RSVP to Adam Burks at



4th Annual Midwest Construction Safety Conference & Expo

March 14th & 15th, 2013 - Pre-Conference March 13th

Adams Point Conference Center
1500 NE Coronado Drive 
Blue Springs, Missouri  64014 SAFETY
March 14 & 15, 2013
Blue Springs, MO 64014

2013 ASSE & AIHA 5th Annual Safety and Health Professional Development Conference

Thursday, April 18, 2013 Pre‐conference Seminars
Friday, April 19, 2013 Conference
Check in: 7:00 am (both days)
Event time: 7:45 am to 4:30 pm

MCC Business & Technology Campus
1775 Universal Avenue
Kansas City, Missouri 64120

Event brought to you by:

5th Annual ASSE and AIHA Conference

Pre-Conference Sessions Thursday, April 18

Registration Information
Visit to register online.
Online registration gives option of payment by credit card or check.

MID AM Conference

2013 Conference
May 6-10
Hilton Convention Center
Branson, Missouri

Registration Now Available - Register Online

65 Technical Workshops
Vendor Expo
Motivational Keynote Presenters
OSHA Keynote
Pre Conference Certification Sessions
  • 30 Hour OSHA General Industry (continues throughout the conference)
  • First Aid/CPR Instructor Course
  • RCRA/DOT Refresher Course
  • Hazwoper 8 Refresher Course
  • Ergonomics: Managing for Results
  • Incident Investigation
  • Forklift Instructor Course.
Additional Certifications Available
Essentials in EH&S Supervision and Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion Recognition Training.
Other Conference Activities
Awards Ceremony - and NEW THIS YEAR - Video Awards
Golf and Fishing Tournaments
Online registration now available.

Ozarks Corporate Safety Awards
Applications are being accepted for the 2013 Ozarks Corporate Safety Awards

Awards will be presented at the Awards Lunch on Thursday, May 9 in Branson, Missouri.
Get the recognition your company deserves.  Apply Now.
NEW THIS YEAR - Video Awards Program.
Submit your company training/safety video for recognition

Hilton Convention Center, Branson, Missouri

RESERVATIONS:  Call 1-866-568-0890
CONFERENCE ROOM RATES:  Single or Double - $169, Triple or Quad - $189



National Safety Council

September 29th - October 4th, 2013

AIHce 2013

ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition

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