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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER MARCH 2017

Once again we want to say "Thank you" for your business and support in 2016.  For over 39 years we have been providing safety equipment, training, services, and solutions for many companies in the Midwest.  This would not be possible without you, our valued customer.

Always wear your PPE!

Always wear your PPE!


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We can now provide a Confined Space Standby Rescue Team.  Rescue Teams provide a cost savings alternative to maintaining equipment and personnel for an onsite team. Our Rescue Teams provide emergency retrieval systems, supplied air units, personal protective equipment and medical trauma kits for potential rescue in IDLH atmospheres. Rescue personnel monitor all activities inside and outside the space to ensure a safe confined-space entry.  A 2-man trained rescue team with equipment is $175.00 per hour.  Contact Mark Calvert at 816-221-3230 x120 or markc@daystarsafety.com for more information.

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We can now provide MDNR Operator Renewal Training for drinking water, distribution and wastewater operators. Contact Mark Calvert at 816-221-3230 x120 or markc@daystarsafety.com for more information.

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

 

We have been providing Arc Flash Hazard Analysis and labels along with 2015 NFPA 70E, OSHA and NEC training. Contact Mark Calvert at 816-221-3230 x120 or markc@daystarsafety.com for more information.

Arc Flash and Shock Hazard Label

 

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.


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Posted on January 17, 2017

(Kansas City, Mo.) – In 2016, KC Water treated more than 32 billion gallons of wastewater, sending it back to the Missouri River cleaner than when it was taken out. And last year, workers in the wastewater treatment division did the job without getting seriously hurt.

On Monday, January 16, 2017, the employees of KC Water’s Wastewater Treatment Division recorded 400 days without a lost time accident. That includes more than 100 staff, six wastewater treatment plants, 39 pump stations, and 14 flood stations.

“One of the values of KC Water is providing an excellent work environment that not only emphasizes safe work practices, but carries them out” said Terry Leeds, KC Water Director. “Safety is essential for both our employees and our customers. KC Water is committed to ensuring safety at every level of our Department.”

Speaking at an employee celebration, Troy Schulte, Kansas City, Missouri City Manager said, “It is my goal to make sure all of our employees go home in as good a condition or better condition than when they came to work in the morning so they can take care of families, be involved in the community and, most importantly, come back tomorrow and get the work done that needs to be done.  I’m proud of the work this group has done.”

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Kansas City OSHA office holds safety training following worker death in trench collapse

An unprotected trench can become an early grave.

In February, the Kansas City OSHA Area Office provided outreach training on trench safety to more than 100 professionals from the metro area, including fire departments, public works, plumbing contractors and sewer contractors. The training was held at the request of the Grandview, Mo., fire chief following the death of a local worker killed when an 8-foot-deep trench he was working in collapsed. Representatives of three cities that attended informed OSHA that they would not issue permits without evidence of proper trench protection, and would close jobs and cancel the permits if they found a contractor working in a trench without protection. Last year, 26 workers were killed in trench collapses nationwide. Trenches five feet deep or greater require protective systems. To learn more, visit OSHA’s Trenching and Excavation webpage.


Employers reminded to post injury and illness summaries through April; electronic filing not required until July

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OSHA reminds employers of their obligation to post a copy of OSHA’s Form 300A, which summarizes job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2016. The summary must be displayed from February through April in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted. Businesses with 10 or fewer employees and those in certain low-hazard industries are exempt from OSHA recordkeeping and posting requirements. Under a new rule, many of the same employers will be required to electronically submit the 2016 data to OSHA by July 1, 2017. A page for submitting records electronically will soon be available. Visit OSHA's Recordkeeping webpage for more information on recordkeeping requirements.


Respirators—Mandatory or Voluntary, Know the Difference

The use of respirators is the last line of defense and should be considered after all other options have been addressed as outlined in the hierarchy of controls. If exposures cannot be reduced to levels deemed safe under OSHA regulations through substitution, elimination, engineering, administrative or work practice controls, then the OSHA Standard 1910.134 may apply depending on the contaminate.

There are specific detailed respiratory protection requirements of this OSHA standard, which apply depending on the following circumstances (see Respirator-Use Requirements Flow Chart):
  • Mandatory or emergency use
  • Voluntary use—disposable dust mask
  • Voluntary use of a respirator more than a disposable dust mask

Respirator-Use Flow Chart

Whether it's for mandatory or voluntary respirator use, those responsible for safety in their organizations should know the difference and provide specific details to employees for proper protection.
  • Mandatory or Emergency Use: If a respirator is required to be worn as part of the job requirement or the use is required during an emergency, then the entire OSHA Standard 1910.134 applies. This consists of filtering facepiece respirators, including disposable dust masks. Along with the equipment, employers must establish and implement a written respirator program and specific workplace procedures. As seen in column one of the OSHA Regulations Section 1910.134 Summary Sheet, all program requirements apply except Appendix D.

  • Voluntary Use: Consists of a filtering facepiece, such as a disposable dust filtering facepiece respirator. In this case, the only requirements are that the respirator be stored and maintained so that its use does not present a health hazard to the user and that the employer provide employees with Appendix D. This can be seen in column three of the OSHA Regulations Section 1910.134 Summary Sheet.

  • Voluntary Use of a Respirator More than a Disposable Dust Mask: Consists of a respirator other than that of a filtering facepiece, such as half masks or full face cartridge respirators. In this case, Appendix D still applies, but other specific program requirements listed in column two of the OSHA Regulations Section 1910.134 Summary Sheet apply. This includes medical evaluations, designating a program administer, and developing procedures for cleaning and repairing respiratory equipment.

Respiratory Protection Program

In OSHA's list of 2016 Top Violations, respiratory protection ranked No. 4 with a total of 3,573 violations cited. The top 5 sections cited were:
  • 1910.134(e)(1) Medical evaluation for respiratory protection: 615 violations
  • 1910.134(c)(1) Respiratory protection requirement: 499
  • 1910.134(f)(2) Respirator fit testing: 341
  • 1910.134(c)(2)(i) Employer must establish respiratory program: 241
  • 1910.134(d)(1)(iii) The employer shall identify and evaluate the respiratory hazard(s) in the workplace: 235

Training must be conducted prior to respirator use. Retraining is required annually, whenever changes in the workplace or type of respirator would make previous training obsolete, when there are indications that the employee's knowledge is inadequate, and under any other circumstances where retraining would be necessary to ensure safe respirator use. The only exception is the voluntary use of filtering facepiece respirators (dust masks). As previously stated, those individuals need only to be provided with Appendix D. When reviewing this with employees, it is recommended that two copies of Appendix D are given to each employee. The employees keep one copy and the other copy they sign, acknowledging it was reviewed with them, and management keeps this record for future reference.


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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 13th-15th, 2017 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.

   

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Heart of America Chapter ASSE – March 10th – 12 to 2 PM – Getting to the Heart of Safety – Dr. Charlie Cartwright – Lockton Insurance – BTC-MCC – 1775 Universal Avenue –Kansas City, Mo. - You may RSVP and pay on-line at kc.asse.org.

Construction Safety Group of Kansas City – March 9th – 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM – New Silica Regulation – Shelli Pizzi, IH – Black & Veatch - Builders Association Training Center – Hutton 1 – 105 W 12th Avenue – NKC, Mo - Please RSVP your attendance by e-mail to President Sharon Mount at smount@thomasmcgee.com no later than 12 (Noon) on Monday, March 6th 2017.

Mid-America Chapter AIHA – March 14th – 6 PM to 8 PM – UCM Safety Sciences Student research project presentation – RC Restaurant & Lounge – Martin City, Missouri – Register online or call Steve Hicks at 816-503-1387.

Wichita ASSE Chapter – March 6th – 11:30 to 1 PM – ISI Environmental Inc – 215 S Laura St – Wichita, Ks – Please RSVP by to kent.perry@nustarenergy.com.

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group – March 10th – 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 ASSE

Mid Missouri ASSE Chapter – March 16th – 11:30 AM to 1 PM – Plant tour – Dana Corporation – 2400 Lemone Industrial Blvd – Columbia, Mo – Park in Visitor Parking Lot on northwest side of building (near front entrance) – Please send RSVP or questions to bderrick@broadwayergonomics.com or cell 573-808-2392.


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Midwest Construction Safety Conference and Expo - March 2 and 3, 2017


2nd Annual SAFECONEXPO


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National Safety Council - Indianapolis 2017


AIHce 2017

Safety 2017 ASSE

National Conference 33rd Annual National VPPPA Safety & Health Conference
National Conference
  33rd Annual National VPPPA Safety & Health Conference

  Tuesday, August 29-Friday, September 1, 2017
  Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
  New Orleans, Louisiana


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