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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER MARCH 2016

Once again we want to say "Thank you" for your business and support in 2015. 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.

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We can now provide assistance in getting your company set up and approved with ISNetworld.  Contact Mark Calvert at 816-221-3230 x120 or markc@daystarsafety.com.

ISN Collect. Verify. Connect.

 

Whether you are a business owner, manager, supervisor, or safety director, you have more things to do than time in the day to get them done. Loss control activities (safety, training, environmental, DOT, etc.) can often slip through the cracks, even for safety professionals, due to the tremendous amount of administrative effort that goes into maintaining compliance. We created SafetyPlusWeb™ to help you manage your safety program proactively and to save you time and money in the process.

Our Software as a Service model is not like anything else available - while other providers simply offer an empty database, we offer a complete safety solution that includes a library of online safety training courses, hundreds of free editable safety policies and other documents. This cloud-based solution is available to you anywhere and on any device! At Safety Plus, we pride ourselves on empowering small and mid-sized businesses to protect their human capital, and we want to help you solve your safety and compliance problems.

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We are now an authorized distributor for Grace Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of lone worker safety solutions.

Grace Industries, Inc.

 

We are now an authorized distributor for Little Giant Ladder Systems.

Little Giant Ladder Systems


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OSHA's regional emphasis focuses on reducing illness, injury at high-hazard manufacturing facilities in three Midwestern states

States Map for NE, KS, MO

OSHA recently launched a new Regional Emphasis Program in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska that focuses on high-hazard manufacturing industries where injury and illness rates exceed the average for the private sector. More than 340 workers died in fatal manufacturing incidents nationwide in 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The emphasis program includes manufacturers of food, furniture, fabricated metal, machinery, nonmetallic mineral, and computer products, and is effective through Sept. 30, 2016, unless extended.

Regional and local emphasis programs are enforcement strategies designed to address high-risk industries. The programs include education and prevention outreach activities to share safety and health information with employers, associations and workers. Read the news release for additional information.

 

National Safety Stand-Down highlights importance of preventing falls in the construction industry

National Safety Stand-Down, May 2-6, 2016

OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Center for Construction Research and Training have announced May 2-6, 2016, as the official week for the third annual National Safety Stand-Down. The event is a nationwide effort to remind and educate employers and workers in the construction industry of the serious dangers of falls that remain the leading cause of death in the industry. Employers are encouraged to pause during their workday for topic discussions, demonstrations, and training on how to recognize hazards and prevent falls.

More than four million workers participated in the National Safety Stand-Down in 2014 and 2015. OSHA expects thousands of employers across the nation to join the 2016 event. To guide their efforts, OSHA hosts the official National Safety Stand-Down website with information on conducting a successful stand-down, including the 2016 Stand-Down video.

The National Safety Stand-Down in 2016 is part of OSHA's ongoing Fall Prevention Campaign, which provides employers with lifesaving information and educational materials on how to take steps to prevent falls, provide the right equipment for their workers and train all employees on its proper use. For more information, see the news release.

 

UNDERSTANDING THE ANSI STANDARD

The ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 is now the approved standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel and Accessories offering garment categories of performance classes. These classes are based on worker hazards and tasks, the complexity of the job site's background and vehicular traffic and speed.

Garment Categories

Garment Type O

Type O
Meant for off-road applications, Type 0 provides added visibility to workers who are not exposed to traffic. Type O HVSA provides daytime and nighttime environments which pose struck-by hazards from moving vehicles, equipment and machinery.

 

Garment Type R

Type R
Enhanced visibility for workers who are exposed to highway traffic and working against complex backgrounds during daytime and nighttime environments. This includes exposure to vehicles using the highway for purposes of travel, roadway temporary traffic control (TTC) zones or from work vehicles and construction equipment within a roadway temporary traffic control (TTC) zone.

 

Garment Type P

Type P
Enhanced visibility for emergency and incident responders and law enforcement personnel in both roadway and off-road environments. The standard requires less fluorescent background material in order to incorporate colored panels to easily identify and distinguish personnel. It also permits for shorter garments in order to make tactical access to equipment belts easier and safer.

Performance Classes

ANSI Performance Class 1

Performance Class 1
Type O Only

Provides the minimum amount of high-visibility materials required to differentiate the wearer visually from noncomplex work environments, in scenarios in which the struck-by hazards will not be approaching at roadway speeds, and therefore operative detection and identification distances.

 

ANSI Performance Class 2

Performance Class 2
Type R & Type P

Provides for the use of additional amounts of high-visibility materials, which may allow design opportunities to define the human form more effectively. Performance Class 2 HVSA have the potential to provide longer detection and identification distances, and increased conspicuity performance compared to Performance Class 1 HVSA.

 

ANSI Performance Class 3

Performance Class 3
Type R & Type P

Performance Class 3 can offer greater visibility to the wearer in both complex backgrounds and through a full range of body movements by mandatory placement of background, retroreflective and combined-performance materials on sleeves and pant legs (if present).Regardless of the area of materials used, a sleeveless garment or vest alone shall not be considered Performance Class 3.

 

ANSI Performance Class E

Supplemental Class E

Class E apparel includes pants, bib overalls, shorts, and gaiters. These garments are not compliant when they are worn alone, though, when combined with Class 2 or Class 3 apparel, the combination satisfies Class 3 requirements.


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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 June 6th - 8th, 2016 for 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.

 

A.C.E. Trained Fall Protection Competent Person

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

Tentative Dates:
When: Tuesday & Wednesday
Dates: April 12 & 13, 2016
Where: St. Louis, Missouri
Place: To be announced
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Continental Breakfast & Lunch is provided

THE CLASSES FILL UP FAST!
Instructor - Mark Damon ~ Damon, Inc.

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Heart of America Chapter - ASSE – March 11th – 12 TO 1:30 PM – Free Meeting – Legalization of Marijuana – John Knox Village – Manhatten Room – 1001 NW Chipman Road – Lee’s Summit, Mo. - You may rsvp and pay on-line at www.kc.asse.org.

Mid America Chapter - AIHA – March 8th – 6 – 8:30 PM – Legends of Asia – 1853 Southwest 7 Highway – Blue Springs, Mo. – The meeting will focus on chapter business and presentations from students from UCM Safety Science Programs. For more information you may contact Steve Hicks at 816-863-1997 or shicks@ucmo.edu or John Zey at 660-909-6081.

Construction Safety Group of Kansas City – March 3rd – 11:30 to 1:00 – Legends of Asia – 1853 Southwest 7 Highway – Blue Springs, Mo. – Returning injured employees to work by Dr. Jared Dirks.– Please RSVP by noon on Monday, February 29th, by calling the CSG reservation line at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369 or contact Steve Ratliff, Secretary/Recorder at sratliff@holmesmurphy.com.

Wichita ASSE Chapter – March 7th –11:30 to 1 PM –HSE Management & Compliance Assurance System – The speaker will be James Wellman with OSHA Region VII OTIEC – ISI Environmental, Inc. – 215 South Laura Street - Wichita, Ks – Please RSVP to Ben Chavez.

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group – March 11th – 11:30 AM to 1 PM – Buffet City – Plaza West Shopping Center –Wichita, Ks – For more information please contact Haley Sumner at 316-945-0555 or hssumner@dodlingerconst.com.

Mid-Missouri Section ASSE – March 17th – 8:30 AM to 4 PM –DOL Hazard Identification Lab – presented by the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Whether you are new to workplace audits or a seasoned professional, walk through our safety and health lab and attend the corresponding workshop to identify common hazards. Specific OSHA standards, corrective actions, and standard interpretations will be discussed in the classroom session as well as testing your safety IQ. Participants should walk away with a better understanding of hazards in the workplace.
This will be a 3.0 hour presentation hosted by Midway USA., 5875 West Van Horn Tavern Road, Columbia, MO 65203. The Lab will be presented in two separate sessions - a morning session 8:30 to 12:00 PM and an afternoon session 12:30 to 4:00 PM. A breakfast or lunch snack will be provided 30 min. prior to each program. Please RSVP for EITHER the morning or afternoon session (not both). Thank you and hope to see you there! This meeting will be held at Midway USA., 5875 West Van Horn Tavern Road, Columbia, MO 65203. Please RSVP to members@midmoasse.org.


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Midwestern Construction Safety Conference
Adams Pointe Conference Center, Blue Springs, Missouri
March 24th & 25th, 2016

Safe Con Expo

67th Annual Kansas Safety & Health Conference
Double Tree by Hilton, Wichita Airport
October 18th-21st, 2016


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AIHce 2016

ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition

National Safety Council - Anaheim 2016


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