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!
|Day Star Online Safety Training is Now Available
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 >>.
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 email@example.com.
REGULATION NEWS & INFORMATION
Understanding and Calculating DART
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
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)
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:
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
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
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
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.
||TRAINING & EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
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 www.daystarsafety.com 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
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!).
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
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: http://spansafetyworkshops.com/asp-workshop.php
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.
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
13151 Dovers Street
Waverly, NE 68462
Site Safety Coordinator
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and reference Safety Director in the email message header.
Safety & Industrial Hygiene Professionals
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
E-mail your resume to email@example.com (preferred) or submit email to firstname.lastname@example.org To learn more about Risk Consultants please visit our website at www.riskcon.com
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
Interested and qualified candidates should forward Resumes/CVs and cover letters to
Richard Meyers, CEO of Talent Acquisition
Safety & Training Specialist
Austin Nichols is working with a multi-disciplinary, industry leading
environmental and safety consulting firm seeking a Safety and Training
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 email@example.com
Safety, Health & Environmental Coordinator
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: www.nestlepurinacareers.com. Job number is nest-00030433
||SAFETY & HEALTH MEETINGS FOR APRIL
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also pay on-line at www.kc.asse.org.
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 email@example.com.
AIHA Mid-America Local Section - No meetings until September 2013 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Fred Norwood at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
||2013 LOCAL & REGIONAL CONFERENCES
| 2013 Region VII VPPPA Conference
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.
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
Hilton Convention Center
Registration Now Available - Register Online
65 Technical Workshops
Motivational Keynote Presenters
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
LODGING AND LOCATION INFORMATION
Hilton Convention Center, Branson, Missouri
RESERVATIONS: Call 1-866-568-0890
CONFERENCE ROOM RATES: Single or Double - $169, Triple or Quad - $189
DEADLINE TO RECEIVE CONFERENCE RATES: April 5, 2013
||2013 NATIONAL CONFERENCES
September 29th - October 4th, 2013