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!
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Most of the OSHA courses offered are 1-4 hours in length and start at
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REGULATION NEWS & INFORMATION
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
|Safety & Industrial Hygiene Professionals
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
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
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:
E-mail your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or submit email to email@example.com
- 5 – 10 years of experience as an insurance company loss control representative.
working knowledge of industrial safety and health, workers’
compensation, fleet, premises/operations liability, products liability
and property insurance coverages.
be a self-starter and capable of organizing trips, planning work,
completing professional reports with minimal supervision and work from
- A professional safety certification
- Must be computer literate in a Microsoft Windows environment, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
include experience in industrial hygiene, construction, ergonomics and
safety training including the OSHA 10 and 30 hr courses for general
industry and construction.
To learn more about Risk Consultants please visit our website at www.riskcon.com
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
- 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
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
with Central Services DOT manager to implement clear guidance to
operations on State and Federal Hazardous Materials and Motor Carrier
- 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
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
- 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
be self-motivated, have good interpersonal skills, capable of analyzing
and solving complex problems through innovative thought and experience.
team member with experience in handling multiple projects/tasks and
leading cross-functional teams with minimal guidance in a fast paced
- 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
Austin Nichols is working with a multi-disciplinary, industry leading
environmental and safety consulting firm seeking a Safety and Training
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Safety, Health & Environmental Coordinator
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.
compliance with OSHA and State Safety Regulations, as well as Corporate
Safety Policies including but not limited to the Nestle Safety
compliance with EPA and State/Local Environmental Regulations, as well
as Corporate Environmental Policies including but not limited to the
Nestle environmental Management Systems.
- Assist in conducting and/or coordinating all safety/environmental related training programs.
- Analyze new equipment installations and process changes to identify and mitigate safety and environmental hazards.
- Support the coordination and facilitation of the following safety activities:
Participate and contribute as a member of cross-functional teams as assigned.
Support the continuous improvement of ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and OHSAS 18001 Safety Management System
Travel as necessary
Practice safety in the work area
- 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
- 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
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS PREFERED BUT NOT REQUIRED:
- 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
All applicants can apply at: www.nestlepurinacareers.com. 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 www.opkansas.org. If unable to
apply online, visit the Human Resources Office between 1 p-4 p,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
accident investigations conducted by branch personnel for
identification of accident causes and measures taken to prevent
- Promote and manage corporate Safety Incentive Program within assigned regions/branches.
- 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.
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.
- Must take ownership of projects, be able to set their own objectives and constantly strive for improvement.
- Ability to maintain confidential information.
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.
- Must have a great attitude and be team oriented.
- Proficient computer skills in MS Office including Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
- Willing to travel up to 50% of the time. This individual will be responsible for planning their travel schedule.
- Successful performance of the duties listed on this job description.
- Achievement of specific targets, as set out in the Regional Safety Manager’s Target Memo.
- 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 www.ashgrove.com.
Ash Grove offers outstanding benefits in a rewarding work environment. Send resume to: email@example.com.
||SAFETY & HEALTH MEETINGS FOR MARCH
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also pay on-line at www.kc.asse.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Fred Norwood at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
||2013 LOCAL & REGIONAL CONFERENCES
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:
Pre-Conference Sessions Thursday, April 18
Visit http://kc.asse.org/pdc/ to register online.
Online registration gives option of payment by credit card or check.
Hilton Convention Center
Registration Now Available - Register Online
65 Technical Workshops
Motivational Keynote Presenters
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
LODGING AND LOCATION INFORMATION
Hilton Convention Center, Branson, Missouri
RESERVATIONS: Call 1-866-568-0890
CONFERENCE ROOM RATES: Single or Double - $169, Triple or Quad - $189
DEADLINE TO RECEIVE CONFERENCE RATES: April 5, 2013
||2013 NATIONAL CONFERENCES
September 29th - October 4th, 2013