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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER MARCH 2014


Once again we want to say "Thank you" for your business and support in 2013. 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.


Be sure you practice what you preach!

Be sure you practice what you preach!


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REGULATION NEWS & INFORMATION

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OSHA issues 2014 inspection plan to reduce injuries and illnesses at high-hazard workplaces
OSHA has issued its annual inspection plan under the Site-Specific Targeting 2014 program. The plan directs enforcement resources to workplaces with the highest rates of injuries and illnesses. The SST plan is based on data collected from a survey of 80,000 establishments in high-hazard industries.

The SST program is one of OSHA's main programmed inspection plans for high-hazard, non-construction workplaces with 20 or more workers. OSHA also implements 13 National Emphasis Programs and approximately 140 Regional and Local Emphasis Programs that intensify inspections of hazards or industries such as lead, silica, shipbreaking, trenching/excavations and process safety management. See the news release for more information.


OSHA and NOAA partner for National Severe Weather Preparedness Week

National Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 2-8, 2014

OSHA and the National Oceanic and the Atmospheric Administration have joined forces for National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 2-8, to address the unique hazards that severe weather poses for workers and employers.
 
OSHA and NOAA encourage employers to stay aware of weather forecasts, train workers on workplace severe weather plans, and keep emergency supplies, including a battery-operated weather radio, on hand to be better prepared when severe weather strikes. Employers must also ensure that workers involved in response and recovery are protected from potential safety and health hazards.

OSHA provides resources on workplace preparedness and response for severe weather emergencies including tornadoes, floods, and winter weather, among others. Follow all of the week's activities on NOAA's Web page and visit OSHA's Tornado Preparedness and Response page for more information on protecting workers from severe weather events.


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MANUFACTURER NEWS & INFORMATION

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The leather industry has been experiencing unprecedented events necessitating price increases. Global conditions have resulted in shortages of most cowhide split and grain leathers.  Multiple influences have contributed to the necessity of these price changes:

  • China's recent environmental policies resulting in closure of over 100 leather tanneries (See Industry News article)
  • Reduced number of cowhides due to higher feed prices and global droughts
  • Cost of labor increases in China
  • Increases in currency conversion
  • Decrease of per capita beef consumption (See per capita beef consumption chart)
  • Increase leather demand from Italy, France, Brazil, and Africa
  • Increase leather demand from auto, clothing, and shoe industries

 
As a result of these uncontrollable factors, price increases of 15%-30% are reflected on mid and upper grades of cowhide split and grain leather.  However, we do anticipate shortages of several styles. We anticipate the leather market to remain volatile for the first quarter and likely to extend into second quarter 2014.
 
As an option to the cowhide leather increases, we encourage you to consider other alternatives with minimal price changes such as split pigskin, synthetic multitask, and grain goatskin styles.  Additionally, we have over 3,000 styles of hand protection available..


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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 17-19, 2014 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 and click on Training Classes.

PMG Process Marketing Group

Fall Protection & Ladder Safety - Spring 2014 Road Show
Wichita ~ Kansas City ~ Omaha ~ Little Rock ~ St. Louis

Process Marketing Group, Capital Safety & Little Giant Ladders are pleased to announce our next Road Show.  
 
The seminar will consist of a full day of training, giving you the opportunity to learn about Fall Protection and Ladder Safety.  You will learn the ABCDs of Fall Protection along with receiving your Equipment Inspector Certification and do some hands on rescue training.  Also for 2014 we are also adding a session in Ladder Safety and Ladder Inspection Certification.   Download our flyer for full details.

Please join us for at one of our 5 locations:

1. Wichita, KS - April 1, 2014
2. Kansas City, MO - April 2, 2014
3. Omaha, NE - April 3, 2014 
4. Little Rock, AR - April 8, 2014
5. St. Louis, MO - April 9, 2014

**Class sizes are limited to 100 at each location
**Last day to register - March 21, 2014

Download the Flyer

Sign-Up Online
 
NOTE - payment is accepted via Paypal or check.  We use the Paypal service for credit card processing.  You do not need a Paypal account to process your credit card. Questions, please let Teresa know.
 
If you need additional information or have questions, please contact Teresa Rothanzl.
 
Phone:  402-426-9254
E-mail:  teresar@pmgmidwest.com
Fax: 866-208-0912

Save The Date

Heart of America Chapter - 75th Anniversary Celebration

When: Friday, March 21, 2014
6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Where: Harrah's
1 Riverboat Dr.
North Kansas City, MO, 64116

ASSE Heart of America Member Only $25
ASSE Heart of America Member & Guest $50
Non-Member $100
Non-Member & Guest $150

The Heart of America chapter of ASSE will be covering 75% of the evening’s costs for ASSE HOA members. So come join your fellow health & safety professionals for an evening of networking, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, drinks and an improv comedy show. http://www.comedycity.cc/
 
Register at the February ASSE meeting or click here to download the registration form and return it with payment by March 14, 2014.


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kc.asse.org

www.safetycouncilmoks.com

www.nscozarks.org

wichita.asse.org

www.indeed.com

www.ehscarrers.com

Day Star is currently looking to hire an additional salesperson for the Kansas City area.  If interested, please email your resume to markc@daystarsafety.com. EEO

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Heart of America ASSE Chapter - March 21st - 6 PM to 10 PM - Harrah's Casino - 75th Anniversary - click here to download the registration form and return it with payment by March 14, 2014

Construction Safety Group of Kansas City - March 5th - 12 PM to 1:30 PM -Please RSVP by 12 pm on February 6th by calling the CSG reservation line at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369 or contact Tom Ruzicka, Secretary/Recorder at truzicka@deltaservices.com.

AIHA Mid-America Local Section - March 11th - 6 PM to 8 PM - Garozzo's Lees Summit  - UCM Student Presentations - Please RSVP by February 7th at aihamidamerica@kcaiha.org

Wichita ASSE Chapter - March 3rd - 11:30 AM to 1 PM -ISI Building -  Please RSVP to Wayne Kordonowy at wayne.kordonowy@kochind.com.

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group - March 14th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Hometown Buffet on West Central - Topic is Workplace Vehicle Safety: Tips & Free Training Resources - Speaker is Amanda Horner, Kansas Traffic Safety Office -For more information please contact Tamara Hadley at 316-264-7050 or constructionsafety@isienvironmental.com.

SCO Safety Alliance - Joplin - March 11th -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 blee@nscozarks.org.

SCO Safety Alliance - Monett - March 20th -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 blee@nscozarks.org.

SCO Safety Alliance - Springfield - March 11th - 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 blee@nscozarks.org.

SCO Safety Alliance - West Plains - March 12th -11:30 AM to 1 PM - TBD - For more information please contact Barbie Lee at 417-869-2121 x106 or 800-334-1349 or blee@nscozarks.org.

SCO Safety Alliance - Harrison, Ar. - March 18th - 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 blee@nscozarks.org.

SCO Safety Alliance - Northwest Arkansas - March 5th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Johnny Carion's - Rogers, Ar. - For more information please contact Greg Knight at greg.knight@tyson.com or Fred Norwood at fred@multicraft.com

Mid-Missouri Section ASSE - March 27th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - HyVee Conference Room - Conley Road - Columbia, Mo. - Please RSVP to Adam Burks at aburks@midwestusa.com.


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5th ANNUAL MIDWEST CONSTRUCTION SAFETY CONFERENCE & EXPO

When:
March 13 & 14, 2014
Pre-Conference March 12th
 
Where:
Adams Pointe Conference Center
1500 NE Coronado Drive
Blue Springs, MO 64014
 
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Doug Sterbenz
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Westar Energy
Dr. Charles Ambrose
President University of Central Missouri
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS  
  • 7TH ANNUAL SAFETY EXCELLENCE AWARDS BREAKFAST  
  • NETWORK WITH TOP INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS  
  • MEET WITH LEADING INDUSTRY EXHIBITORS 
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MID AM Conference

May 5-9, 2014
Hilton Convention Center - Branson, Mo.
More information available early 2014


65th Safety and Health Conference
KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF LABOR


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