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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER MAY 2016

Once again we want to say "Thank you" for your business and support in 2015. 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.

Rich Nofsinger

We want to introduce our new salesperson, Rich Nofsinger, who will be responsible for most of our Missouri customers. Rich has over 15 years in the safety equipment business. Rich and his wife, Terri, and two children, Cooper and Maddie, reside in Liberty, Missouri. Rich will be contacting you for appointments in the near future. Welcome aboard Rich!!!!


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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 2012 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.

 

Whether you are a business owner, manager, supervisor, or safety director, you have more things to do than time in the day to get them done. Loss control activities (safety, training, environmental, DOT, etc.) can often slip through the cracks, even for safety professionals, due to the tremendous amount of administrative effort that goes into maintaining compliance. We created SafetyPlusWeb™ to help you manage your safety program proactively and to save you time and money in the process.

Our Software as a Service model is not like anything else available - while other providers simply offer an empty database, we offer a complete safety solution that includes a library of online safety training courses, hundreds of free editable safety policies and other documents. This cloud-based solution is available to you anywhere and on any device! At Safety Plus, we pride ourselves on empowering small and mid-sized businesses to protect their human capital, and we want to help you solve your safety and compliance problems.

SafetyPlusWeb™ empowers small and mid-sized businesses to protect their human capital." REQUEST A LIVE DEMO

Safety Plus Web logo


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We are now an authorized distributor for Grace Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of lone worker safety solutions.

Grace Industries, Inc.

 

We are now an authorized distributor for Little Giant Ladder Systems.

Little Giant Ladder Systems


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National Safety Stand-Down to take place May 2-6

National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls In Construction May 2-6, 2016

The third annual National Safety Stand-Down will take place from May 2 to 6, as employers across the country pause during the workday to engage workers in discussions, demonstrations, and training on how to recognize hazards and prevent falls. The event is part of OSHA's effort to remind and educate construction employers and workers of the serious dangers of falls, which remain the leading cause of death in the industry.

Please visit OSHA's Stand-Down webpage to learn how to participate as an employer or find an event in your area. All attendees will be eligible to receive a certificate of participation.

Two large-scale events are planned for the D.C. area: On May 3, all work will be suspended on the construction site of the MGM National Harbor Resort while OSHA and construction company representatives give presentations and training on fall prevention. On May 5, local construction companies and associations will host a stand-down event at The Fairgrounds at the Nationals baseball stadium that will include vendor exhibits, safety demonstrations and other interactive events. In addition, OSHA Training Institute Education Centers will offer free fall protection training courses across the country.


NIOSH releases study on work-related hearing loss

Chart showning examples of occupational noise exposure in decibels
Examples of occupational noise exposure.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health released a study last month in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on hearing impairment among noise-exposed workers in the United States from 2003 to 2012. This study found a prevalence of 13 percent hearing loss (mild to complete) among 1.4 million audiograms studied. This study confirms and quantifies the prevalence of hearing loss among employees of nine major industry sectors. The mining, construction and manufacturing industries had the highest prevalence of workers with any hearing impairment or moderate to severe hearing impairment. Occupational hearing loss, primarily caused by high noise exposure, is the most common U.S. work-related illness. NIOSH estimates that 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous occupational noise. For more information, see OSHA's Occupational Noise Exposure webpage.


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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 6th - 8th, 2016 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.

Free Hearing Conservation Seminar by 3M on May 6
3M is planning a May 6, 2014 hearing conservation seminar in the Kansas City area. The 3M Hearing Loss Prevention seminar will be held at the Kansas City Airport Marriott, 775 Brasilia Ave, Kansas City, MO 64153.

A flyer containing details and information can be found HERE.

Seminar Topics Include:

  • Detection and noise monitoring
  • Health effects related to noise exposure
  • Using noise exposure data
  • Training tips and resources with an emphasis on motivation and take-home tools
  • Selection, fitting, use and care of hearing protectors
  • Communication in noise

Click HERE to register for the event.

Please help us get the word out to Local Section members who may wish to attend.

Although this event is sponsored by 3M, the educational content is noncommercial and geared toward professionals involved in safety, hearing conservation, occupational health, and industrial hygiene. You may have attended one of the E-A-R seminars delivered by Elliott Berger in years past. This is an updated version of that seminar with expanded content on hearing protector fit testing, hearing conservation and new integrated hearing protection / communication technologies.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ted Madison of 3M, by phone or e-mail, Office 651.737.2714 Mobile 651-335-8124 or at tkmadison@3M.com.

   

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Heart of America Chapter – ASSE – May 9th – 12 PM to 1:30 PM – Tour of KC Streetcar maintenance facility – You may rsvp and pay on-line at kc.asse.org.

Construction Safety Group of Kansas City – May 5th – 11:30 to 1:00 – Builders Association Training Center 105 W 12th Avenue – North Kansas City, Mo. – Drones in Safety & Construction – Mike Raymond – Platte County Skycam – Please RSVP by noon on Monday, May 2nd , by calling the CSG reservation line at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369 or contact Steve Ratliff, Secretary/Recorder at sratliff@holmesmurphy.com.

Wichita ASSE Chapter – May 2nd – 11:30 to 1 PM – ASSE update and Department of Transportation electronic logging – Brian S. Hammer, MPA Nationwide Insurance – Cornerstone – 8200 E 32nd Street North – Wichita, KS – Please RSVP by March 31st to Ben Chavez at bchavez@isienvironmental.com.

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group – May 13th – 11:30 AM to 1 PM – Fall Protection – Brian Chaffin – PMG – 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 Section ASSE – May 26th – 8:30 AM to 4 PM – Please RSVP to our e-mail address at members@midmoasse.org or bderrick@broadwayergonomics.com


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Safe Con Expo

67th Annual Kansas Safety & Health Conference
Double Tree by Hilton, Wichita Airport
October 18th-21st, 2016


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AIHce 2016

ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition

National Safety Council - Anaheim 2016


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