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Once again we want to say ”Thank you” for your business and support in 2012. 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 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!



2012-13 Safety Products Catalog

Our 2012-13 catalog is now available for view 24/7 online at where you can also request our new 2011-12 printed catalog for your facilities.

Day Star Online Safety Training is Now Available


Compliance is critically important, but not difficult if you subscribe and train your staff with the most comprehensive library with courses in areas of Environmental Safety, Occupation Health & Safety, Green Building, Mine Safety, Forklift Operation, Construction Safety, Transportation, HAZCOM, Industrial Hygiene and human resources and more.

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, 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 >>.



Did you know that we can provide dielectric testing of rubber insulating products and hot sticks? Normal turn-around is 7-10 days.  For more information or a quote contact Mark Calvert at 816-221-3230 x120 or

Voltgard Test Lab



Understanding and Calculating DART

Last month, OSHA issued letters to employers whose Days Away, Restricted and Transferred (DART) rates are above average for their industry sector. DART is a measurement of workplace injuries and illnesses that result in time away from work, restricted job roles, or permanent transfers to new positions. To calculate a company’s DART rate, OSHA uses data from the employer’s OSHA 300 logs, which are used to track recordable workplace injuries and illnesses during the year as required by 29 CFR 1904.

OSHA issued DART letters to about 9,400 employers this year. Due to the relatively high frequency of injuries and illnesses at their facilities, DART letter recipients are often targeted for inspection by OSHA. According to the letters that were sent, OSHA “may target up to 2,500 general industry workplaces identified in the survey for inspection in the next year” under its site-specific targeting (SST) program.

If you received one of these DART letters, you may want to prepare for a thorough health and safety inspection in the near future. This may include an in-depth review of your records to see that all plans, logs, procedures, and other documentation required by OSHA standards is in place and up to the standards’ expectations. In addition, you should make sure your employee training is up-to-date.

To Calculate a DART Rate:

  • Add the totals from Columns H and I of the OSHA 300 log ( total reportable injuries and illnesses resulting in days away from work, job transfer, or restricted job duties).
  • Multiply this number by 200,000 (base hours worked for 100 full-time–equivalent employees).
  • Divide the result by the total number of hours worked by all employees (including management, temporary, and leased workers).

This year, OSHA adjusted the criteria used to determine which employers receive DART letters. In the past, an employer’s DART rate was compared to the national average of all employers included in the survey. For 2013, OSHA used DART data to compare facilities within a specific industry sector. OSHA believes this will result in a more meaningful comparison.

Insufficient training is one of the most commonly cited causes of preventable workplace injuries. Day Star offers both hazard-specific training and a comprehensive 10-Hour General Industry course to help your employees identify, avoid, control, and prevent workplace hazards.

An example of OSHA’s 2013 DART letter is available here.

GHS Training Deadline Looming

SBefore December 1, 2013, more than 40 million employees at 5 million facilities nationwide must be trained on new hazard communication standards under OSHA's new Globally Harmonized System of Classifying and Labeling Chemicals (GHS). The December 1 deadline is the first for industrial facilities working to update their hazard communication standards this year.

Many companies have already begun transitioning their hazard labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) to conform with the new requirements, in anticipation of other upcoming implementation deadlines.

Training Deadline vs. Other GHS Implementation
Implementation of the new GHS rules (including classification, labeling, and creating SDSs) is required by June 1, 2015. However, OSHA's rules state that "employers shall train employees regarding the new label elements and safety data sheets format by December 1, 2013." [29 CFR 1910.1200(j)(1)] This is a full year and a half before GHS labels and SDSs must be introduced into the workplace.

Why is OSHA requiring training this year? Remember, the purpose of the Hazard Communication (HazCom) Standard is to make sure that employees know what kind of hazardous chemicals they are working with and handling. Employees need to know how to recognize the new labels and read the revised SDSs before they come across them. OSHA's training deadline assures that employees will be properly prepared for the transition.

No Need to Wait
During the current transition period, employers are required to be in compliance with either the "old" HazCom Standard, the modified Standard containing GHS, or a blend of the two. If employers are worried that their employees might forget what they learned in training over the year and a half, they do not have to wait for the later implementation deadline. It may make more sense to switch over to the new GHS labels and SDSs sooner, so that employees can immediately put into practice what they learned.
Whatever route the employer chooses to take, OSHA has expressed that all employees have the "right to understand" the different hazardous chemicals in their workplace..

NIOSH Developing Free Mobile Pocket Guide

Donna Van Bogaert, Ph.D., chief of the Information, Resources, and Dissemination Branch at NIOSH, and Glenn Doyle, the NIOSH Web Coordinator, announced on the agency's Science Blog that NIOSH is developing a free mobile web version of the NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards and seeks feedback from users on what to include in it. The guide, NIOSH's most popular document, has been available in print since 1978 and will continue to be, they wrote. 



CAOHC Course

CAOHC Certification/Recertification Course
Day Star will be offering the CAOHC 20-hour certification and the 8-hour recertification course on June 11th-13th, 2013 or those individuals performing audiometric testing. For more information or to register you may call 800-747-1401 or go online to and click on Training Classes.

Associate Safety Professional ASP) Examination Preparation Workshop
The Builders’ Association will be hosting a Associate Safety Professional (ASP) Examination Preparation Workshop presented by SPAN International Training LLC, formerly known as Las Vegas/SRS Safety Workshops. The ASP (often called CSP Safety Fundamentals exam) is the first test required in the two-test process of becoming a CSP. The five hour computer delivered test consists of 200 questions designed to measure the academic knowledge expected of the entry-level safety professional.
This workshop will prepare you for the Board of Certified Safety Professionals' Safety Fundamentals Examination, which leads to the ASP designation. You will review more than 600 problems addressing the complete examination blueprint. At the completion of the ASP prep workshop participants will learn to:

  • Determine whether you are ready to attend the Safety Fundamental Examination
  • Identify areas where additional preparation is needed
  • Design an individual study plan that ensures exam success
  • Obtain answers to questions about core exam materials
  • Become familiar with resources available to prepare for the exam
  • Utilize information about certification requirements and scoring procedures in your test preparation
  • Review content material utilizing a testing format

The workshop include a 500 page professionally published Workbook, BCSP approved scientific calculator, pencils, notepad, highlighter, and SPANs exclusive EXAM PREP Software CD. The SPAN Exam Prep Software CD includes over 800 targeted questions with multiple enhanced learning, exam simulation, and performance tracking capabilities is provided as part of the workshop ($275 value!).

Training Dates:
August 21-23, 2013
*3 Days / 2.2 CEUs / 3.67 Safety CM Points, Approval # 10-210/ 25.5 CMPs / 2.2 COCs

The Builders’ Association Education and Training Center
105 West 12 Ave.
North Kansas City, Missouri 64116
The Builders’ Association Members and Construction Safety Group of Kansas City Members: $850.00 per participant
Non-Members $950.00 per participant
To Register:
Call Span International Training, LLC at 888.589.6757 if you are a member of The Builders’ Association or Construction Safety Group of Kansas City to receive special member pricing.  For non-members please go to Span International Training, LLC webpage:
About SPAN International Training, LLC
SPAN International Training LLC, formerly known as Las Vegas/SRS Safety Workshops, is the leading provider of professional development programs for safety, health and environmental (SH&E) professionals seeking to achieve important career goals. SPAN helps EHS practitioners build critical skills, knowledge and networking for safety management excellence. As a leader in the SH&E profession since 1990, SPAN offers world-class Certification Preparation Workshops and materials, designed for professionals to gain critical knowledge, resources and skills to pass professional credentialing examinations the first time. With over 100 years of combined experience, SPAN safety workshop instructors and consultants deliver academic integrity and real-world experience to the client.



Safety Manager
Posted 4-4-13
SUMMARY: To provide professional knowledge and expertise in the administration and support of environmental health and safety programs. Responsible for the overall development and implementation of safety programs and facility security to assure compliance with regulatory agency guidelines and institutional policies.

Qualified applicants should contact:
Trish Reimers, Human Resources
Tecumseh Poultry
13151 Dovers Street
Waverly, NE  68462

Site Safety Coordinator
Posted 4-3-13
We are actively seeking a Site Safety Coordinator to join our plant operations in New Century, Kansas.  The incumbent will primarily be responsible for facilitating the business’ safety, health and environmental strategy.  This includes ensuring compliance with all relevant Unilever, Federal, State and Local SHE policies and standards, training and development, and lending expertise to all SHE related issues within the operation.  The incumbent will also be also responsible for assisting the SHE Supervisor and Site Leadership Team in the development of new site initiatives around SHE efforts.

Please apply for this position at
or call Unilever Enterprise Support HR Services 888.775.0389
Unilever is an equal opportunity employer.

Safety Director
Posted 3-25-13  
Nature of Work
Develop and administer safety policies, initiatives and training programs for the corporation and ensure that safety policies and practices are followed consistently and create a safe and healthy work environment for all employees.  Formulate and suggest work safety standards, and enforce procedures.  Ensure compliance with all environmental, health and safety regulations, and keep abreast of any changes to laws and regulations that impact the corporation.
To Apply:  Please send cover letter and resume to and reference Safety Director in the email message header.

Safety & Industrial Hygiene Professionals
Posted 2-24-13
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 clients.

E-mail your resume to (preferred) or submit email to To learn more about Risk Consultants please visit our website at

Company: Confidential
Posted 2-21-13
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 operations processes.

Interested and qualified candidates should forward Resumes/CVs and cover letters to
Richard Meyers, CEO of Talent Acquisition

Safety & Training Specialist
Posted 2-19-13
Austin Nichols is working with a multi-disciplinary, industry leading environmental and safety consulting firm seeking a Safety and Training Specialist.

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

Safety, Health & Environmental Coordinator
Posted 2-18-13
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.

All applicants can apply at:  Job number is nest-00030433



Heart of America ASSE Chapter - May 13th -12:00 to 1:30 PM - SPX Cooling Technologies - 1200 W Marley Road - Olathe, Ks.  66061 - Lunch and plant tour (1.5 hours).  Limited to 45 people.  To RSVP call Dave Hallerud at 816-809-02811 or at  You may also pay on-line at

Construction Safety Group of Kansas City - No Meeting in May - 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM - - Please RSVP by calling the CSG reservation line at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369 or contact Dave Ezell, Secretary/Recorder at

AIHA Mid-America Local Section - No meetings until September 2013 -

Wichita ASSE Chapter - May 6th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM -ISI Building -OSHA Update - OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist Dave McDonnell will be reviewing current areas of em-phasis and trends the agency is seeing. He will also be discussing OSHA's current and upcoming safety and health campaigns. A question and answer session will follow the presentation . Please RSVP by Thursday, May 2nd, to Wayne Kordonowy at

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group - May 10th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Golden Corral on East Kellogg - For more information please contact Tamara Hadley at 316-264-7050 or

SCO Safety Alliance - Joplin - May 8th-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

SCO Safety Alliance - Monett - May 16th -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

SCO Safety Alliance - Springfield - May 14th - 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

SCO Safety Alliance - West Plains - May 8th -11:30 AM to 1 PM - TBD - For more information please contact Barbie Lee at 417-869-2121 x106 or 800-334-1349 or

SCO Safety Alliance - Harrison, Ar. - May 21st - 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

SCO Safety Alliance - Northwest Arkansas - May 1st - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Johnny Carino’s - Rogers, Ark - For more information please contact Greg Knight at or Fred Norwood at

Mid-Missouri Section ASSE - May 23rd - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - HyVee Conference Room - Conley Road - Columbia, Mo. - Please RSVP to Adam Burks at



2013 Region VII VPPPA Conference

2013 VPP

Planning has begun for the 2013 Region VII Conference to be held in Kansas City, Missouri at The Westin Crown Center Hotel, May 6-8, 2013. The conference theme “Searching for Excellence” represents multiple aspects. First, it ties into Kansas City’s “guardian” of the city. The Scout is a famous statue by Cyrus E. Dallin in Kansas City, Missouri. It depicts a Sioux Indian on horseback surveying the landscape. The statue overlooks the downtown Kansas City area and is a local iconic figure to say the least.

The search for excellence also summarizes our continuous journey to maintain and improve our safety knowledge and culture. As a Board of Directors, we hope to offer valuable workshops, exhibitors and mentoring opportunities. With that said, be looking to participate and potentially offer your “knowledge of excellence” by submitting to present a workshop at the 2013 conference or to volunteer to assist in some way. Workshop application information is below. As always, we appreciate all of your support and considerations.

Registration Form

2013 Conference Registrations
Attendee registrations are now being accepted for the 2013 Region VII VPPPA Conference. Online registrations may be made by going to the ON-LINE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION link. You may also use the registration form below. We look forward to seeing all of you this coming May in Kansas City!

2013 Region VII Conference Registration Form

MID AM Conference

2013 Conference
May 6-10
Hilton Convention Center
Branson, Missouri

Registration Now Available - Register Online

65 Technical Workshops
Vendor Expo
Motivational Keynote Presenters
OSHA Keynote
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

Hilton Convention Center, Branson, Missouri

RESERVATIONS:  Call 1-866-568-0890
CONFERENCE ROOM RATES:  Single or Double - $169, Triple or Quad - $189



NFPA Conference

National Safety Council

September 29th - October 4th, 2013

AIHce 2013

ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition

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