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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER MAY 2010
Once again we want to say ”Thank you” for your business. For over 30 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. Thanks for your business and support in 2010!!!

Virtual Catalog Our new 2009 virtual catalog is now available for view 24/7 on line at www.daystarsafety.net where you can also request a free printed catalog for your facilities.

Our new 2010 catalog should be available in March.

Day Star Online Safety Training is Now Available
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, OSHA 10/30 Hour Outreach, 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 >>.

REGULATION NEWS & INFORMATION
 

Solis announces new OSHA enforcement initiatives

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis announced a number of major new OSHA enforcement initiatives during her April 14 keynote address at the National Action Summit for Latino Worker Health and Safety. OSHA currently requires that training provisions under OSHA standards be provided in a language or a form that workers can understand. OSHA further requires that its Compliance Officers check and verify that workers have received the training required by OSHA standards. The Agency will expand upon this and effective on April 28 -- Workers Memorial Day -- Secretary Solis explained, "OSHA will also assure that its Compliance Officers check and verify not only that the training has been provided, but that it was provided in a format that the workers being trained can understand." The Secretary also announced a new pilot program where OSHA will work with local building inspectors to assure worker safety and health protection. In construction, the four leading causes of worker deaths are falls, electrocution, being crushed or caught between and being struck. Inspectors participating in this pilot program will notify OSHA when they observe unsafe work conditions leading to these four major causes of workplace fatalities.

Fall Protection

ANSI Z359 was updated in October 2009, increasing the strength requirements on snap hook gates. OSHA has not updated their standard to reflect this change, but has recently determined they would use the general duty clause if these hooks are not used. If you have not updated your lanyards and SRLs, it may be appropriate to do so now. Note that the new hooks are easy to identify. The strength is stamped right on the gate.


On October 13th, 2009 OSHA released a letter of interpretation (Letter #20070920-8088) addressing 3,600 lb. gated hooks. The OSHA letter references requiring 3,600 lb. gated hook use under the "General Duty Clause."

Click here for a copy of this letter from OSHA's website.


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DAYSTAR SAFETY SERVICES
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Let us help you with your on-site fire extinguisher training. We can provide the instructor along with the portable extinguishers and required equipment. For more information contact Mark Calvert at 800-227-0787 x120 or at markc@daystarsafety.com.

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CAOHC Certification/Recertification Course

Day Star will be offering the CAOHC 20-hour certification and the 8-hour recertification course on June 8th-10th, 2010 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.

2nd Annual Heart of America Chapter PDC

Friday, June 4, 2010 - 8:15am-4:00pm - MCC Business & Tech College

MCC Business & Technology College
1775 Universal Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64120

Cost:
· $85 for Members
· $100 for Non-Members
· $50 for Students

$10 discount per attendee for groups of 5 or more from the same employer.

See the attached flyer for the conference schedule and registration information.

· PDC Flyer / Registration Form (pdf)

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Heart of America ASSE Chapter –May 17th–12 PM to 1:30 PM –Tour of the Overland Park Fire Department Training Center – 12401 Hemlock Street – Overland Park, Ks.–To RSVP call Brittany Ohlemeyer at 816-231-5580 ext 441 or orbohlemeyer@occutec.com. You may also pay on-line at www.kc.asse.org.

Construction Safety Group of Kansas City– No meeting this month–11:30 AM to1 PM–RSVP Required – To RSVP call the CSG reservation line at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369or contact Aaron Beisley at 816-985-7541 or aaron@randsc.com.

Mid-America Industrial Hygiene Association –No meetings until September–To RSVP click aihamidamerica@live.com.

Wichita ASSE Chapter –May 3rd–11:30 AM to 1 PM –Active Safety Participation –ISI Building –Please RSVP to Holly Coleman at holly_coleman@hawkerbeechcraft.com.

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group – May 14th– 11:30 AM to 1 PM – Ryan’s Steakhouse on North Rock Road –For more information please contact Tamara Hadley at 316-264-7050 or constructionsafety@isienvironmental.com.

OSHAC – Joplin – May 11th–11:30 AM to 1 PM – Red Hot & Blue – For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or mmulhall@nsozarks.org

OSHAC – Monett – May 18th–11:30 AM to 1 PM – Happy House Restaurant – For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or mmulhall@nsozarks.org.

OSHAC – Springfield – May 19th–11:30 AM to 1 PM – The Pasta House– For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or mmulhall@nsozarks.org.

OSHAC – West Plains – May 12th–11:30 AM to 1 PM – West Plains Country Club– For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or mmulhall@nscozards.org.

Mid-Missouri Section ASSE –May 20th–11:30 AM to1 PM – China Garden –Please RSVP to Mark Woodward at mwoodward@mem-ins.com or 573-289-5990 by noon on May 16th.

 

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Missouri Safety Council

39th Annual Mid-America Safety, Health and Environmental Conference & Expo – May 4th-7th – Tan-Tar-A Resort – For more information or to register go to www.missourisafetycouncil.org.

24th Annual Safety & Health Conference of the Ozarks – September 21st-23rd – Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel at Branson Landing – For more information call 417-869-2121 or go to www.nscozarks.org.

61st Annual Safety and Health Conference - October 12th-15th – Capitol Plaza Hotel – Manor Conference Center - Topeka, Kansas – For more information contact Dena Akors at 785-829-4386 or dena.akors@dol.ks.gov or go to www.dol.ks.gov.


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American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition – May 22nd-27th – Colorado Convention Center – For more information go to www.aiha.org.

ASSE Professional Development Conference – June 13th-16th – Baltimore Convention Center – For more information go to www.asse.org.

26th Annual VPPPA Conference – August 23rd-26th – Orlando World Center – For more information go to www.vpppa.org.

National Safety Congress & Expo – October 3rd-8th – San Diego Convention Center – For more information go to www.nsc.org.

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