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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER MAY 2015

Once again we want to say "Thank you" for your business and support in 2014. 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.

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We are now an authorized distributor for RAE Systems, a manufacturer of portable gas detection equipment.

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REGULATION NEWS & INFORMATION



OSHA issues final rule to protect construction workers in confined spaces

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a final rule to increase protections for construction workers in confined spaces. People working in confined spaces (such as manholes, crawl spaces, and tanks) face life-threatening hazards including toxic substances, electrocutions, explosions and asphyxiation.

Confined Spaces in Construction

Last year, two workers were asphyxiated while repairing leaks in a manhole, the second when he went down to save the first – which is not uncommon in cases of asphyxiation in confined spaces.

"In the construction industry, entering confined spaces is often necessary, but fatalities like these don't have to happen," said Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. "This new rule will significantly improve the safety of construction workers who enter confined spaces. In fact, we estimate that it will prevent about 780 serious injuries every year."

The rule will provide construction workers with protections similar to those manufacturing and general industry workers have had for more than two decades, with some differences tailored to the construction industry. These include requirements to ensure that multiple employers share vital safety information and to continuously monitor hazards – a safety option made possible by technological advances after the manufacturing and general industry standards were created.

For more information, see the news release and visit OSHA's webpage on Confined Spaces in Construction.


OSHA unveils new version of "It's the Law" poster to help prevent injuries and protect workers' rights

To help ensure that workers have a voice in their workplaces and the protection they deserve, on April 28 OSHA unveiled a new version of its "Job Safety and Health - It's The Law!" poster. The poster informs workers of their rights, and employers of their responsibilities.

OSHA - It's The Law poster

"This poster emphasizes a very important principle when it comes to prevention – that every worker has a voice," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels. "Workers need to know their rights and be able to use their rights, without fear of retaliation, when they believe that their safety or health is at risk."

The newly designed poster informs workers of their right to request an OSHA inspection of their workplaces, receive information and training on job hazards, report a work-related injury or illness, and raise safety and health concerns with their employer or OSHA without being retaliated against. The poster also informs employers of their legal obligation to provide a safe workplace. In addition, it has been updated to include the new reporting obligations for employers, who must now report every fatality and every hospitalization, amputation and loss of an eye.

OSHA's "It's the Law" poster is free and can be downloaded online. Employers must display the poster in a conspicuous place where workers can see it. Previous versions of the poster do not need to be replaced. For more information, see the news release.


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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 9th - 11th, 2015 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 ASSE Chapter - May 20TH - 12 to 1:30 PM - National Weather Service Training Center - 7220 NW 101st Terrace - KC, Mo.  64153 - Tour - NWS Training Center & Aviation Weather Center - Also during the tour NOAA will be conducting tower rescue training – You may call Dave Hallerud at 816-809-02811 or at dkhallerud@fedins.com. You may also pay on-line at www.kc.asse.org.

Construction Safety Group of Kansas City - May 21st - 11:30 to 1:00 PM -
Builders’ Association - 105 W. 12th Street - North Kansas City, MO - Huff Rooms 1 & 2 - The meeting will feature Don Garvey, Technical Service Specialist for 3M, who will be presenting information on the changes in safety programs for Wastewater Treatment Plants and Hospitals.  Please RSVP by noon on Monday, May 18th, by calling the CSG reservation line at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369 or contact Sharon Mount, Secretary/Recorder at smount@thomasmcgee.com.


CSG Golf Tournament

SAVE THE DATE:
2015 CSG Golf Tournament is SEPT 18, 2015
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Wichita ASSE Chapter - May 4th - 11:30 to 1 PM - Election of officers. - Our technical topic is Electrical Arc Flash Hazards and NFPA 70E.   Jay Thomas, an instructor with the Wichita Electrical Training Center, has prepared an informative and entertaining presentation.  If you would like to know more about this subject, join us for the presentation to follow the meal - ISI Environmental Inc - 215 S Laura St - Wichita, Ks - Please RSVP by April 30th to Brent Cothran at brent.cothran@westarenergy.com.


Wichita Area Construction Safety Group - May 8th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - The speaker is Anita Buchanan from the National Screening Bureau who will speak on Effective Performance Communication With Regular Feedback - Buffet City - Plaza West Shopping Center - Wichita, Ks - For more information please contact Tamara Hadley at 316-264-7050 or constructionsafety@isienvironmental.com.

Mid-Missouri Section ASSE - May 28th - 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM - HyVee Conference Room - Conley Road - Columbia, Mo. - Please RSVP to members@midmoasse.org


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66th Annual Kansas Department of Labor Conference

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National Safety Council - Atlanta 2015

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