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Once again we want to say ”Thank you” for your business and support in 2012. For over 34 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 to all the customers and vendors who participated in our 23rd Annual Customer Appreciation Day BBQ and Safety Expo held on Friday, September 28th.  Hope to see you back next year!

Happy Thanksgiving

Arm, Leg, First Born



We are celebrating our 21st year at our current location in North Kansas City, Missouri. Time flies when you are having fun! Stop by and visit our walk in display area the next time you are in North Kansas City. 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


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.

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Are you up to date with your First Aid/CPR/AED training? We have certified instructors available for onsite training at your facility. For more information contact Mark Calvert at 816-221-3230 x120 or



The Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for FY 2012

1. Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501)  Total violations: 7,250

2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200)  Total violations: 4,696

3. Scaffolding (1926.451)  Total violations: 3,814

4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134)  Total violations: 2,371

5. Ladders (1926.1053)  Total violations: 2,310

6. Machine Guarding (1910.212)  Total violations: 2,097

7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178)  Total violations: 1,993

8. Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305)  Total violations: 1,744

9. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147)  Total violations: 1,572

10. Electrical – General Requirements (1910.303)  Total violations: 1,332

Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2011 preliminary National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries announced

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released the preliminary results of its National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. Findings show that the number of fatal work injuries in 2011 was slightly lower than final results from 2010. Last year, 4,609 workers died from work-related injuries, down from a final count of 4,690 in 2010. The rate of fatal work injury for U.S. workers in 2011 was 3.5 per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers, as compared to a final rate of 3.6 per 100,000 for 2010. Final 2011 data from the CFOI program will be released in spring 2013.

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement in response to the census: "Today's report shows a decline in the number of workplace fatalities. It's a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done. We will continue to collaborate with employers, workers, labor leaders, and safety and health professionals to ensure that every American who clocks in for a shift can make it home safe and sound at the end of the day. On average, 13 workers lose their lives each and every day, and that loss ripples throughout their communities. Children, parents, brothers, sisters and neighbors all bear an enormous burden when a loved one dies on the job."

Read the Secretary's full statement. For more information on the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, see the BLS press release.

10 Tips to Measure Training ROI

10 Tips to Measure Training ROI

If you can’t prove a return on your training program – real learning that is adopted and applied -- then you run the risk of having it cut back or even losing it. You may think that measuring ROI is hard. However, if you follow these fast, hard rules, you’ll be on your way to proving your learning program has measurable impact.

1. You don’t need to go overboard in calculating ROI. You only need to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that your program is cost justified.

2.  Shift your thinking from a quality mindset to an impact and results mindset. ROI is more than a calculation; it’s a way of thinking. Learning professionals often focus on the quality of their training rather than the impact of the learning, assuming that quality leads to learning and learning leads to impact. While quality is important, it doesn’t go nearly far enough in proving that training positively impacts the business.

3.  Calculate ROI continuously so you always know how much benefit your program is generating. There are two ways to waste training dollars – train people who don’t need it or train people who don’t use it.  Neither of these things has to happen in your program if you have a handle on what is working and what is not.

4.  Build your case for ROI step by step.  Getting to ROI is like building a court case. You make arguments and then present facts to support them. Ultimately, these arguments and facts result in an obvious conclusion—that your training program generates more value than it costs.

5.  The more data points you have, the better.  The people who matter when it comes to making your case are typically analytical—COO and CFO types—and will likely want an explanation as to how you reached your conclusion. Validate your findings with as much data, from as many different perspectives, as possible.  That means the trainees’ responses immediately after the course and a couple of months after, as well as their managers’.

6.  ROI isn’t just about money. Analyze results that lead to ROI across the following four levels of learning measurement:  quality, effectiveness, job impact and business results.

7.  Be as conservative as possible in your ROI calculations.  Self-reported scores should be factored down to compensate for bias. Additionally, you should use the delivered job impact number reported in the follow-up survey rather than what was predicted immediately after the class. Often, students are very enthusiastic about the learning right after the completion of the course, which causes bias. The follow up survey results allow for a more true measure.

8.  Know the investment outlay.  Since ROI by definition is a return on investment, it stands to reason that it can’t be calculated without knowing the investment itself. First, calculate the investment: class cost added to the salary of the learners for the days within class. Then, calculate the return: multiply the average salary by the percent students said their work improved due to training.

9.  Communicate the story behind the numbers.  When you’re discussing your program with stakeholders, clearly state the goals of your program as you first envisioned it, the challenges you faced and how you overcame them to make a difference for the business.

10.  Don’t be discouraged by low ROI numbers. Low ROI can be improved. Taking a proactive stance and a comprehensive view of job support and other adoption practices will get your ROI numbers where they need to be and ensure the continuation and advancement of your learning programs.

These tips are included in a new research study by ESI International, the world's leading project management training company, Download a free copy of “Training ROI: If Someone Asks You’ve Already Lost Your Budget” for a step-by-step process for calculating ROI that is practical for learning organizations to implement, and also produces meaningful, credible information to the business. Click to download the Training ROI research paper. Or go to



CAOHC Course

CAOHC Certification/Recertification Course
Day Star will be offering the CAOHC 20-hour certification and the 8-hour recertification course on March 18th-20th, 2013 or those individuals performing audiometric testing. For more information or to register you may call 800-747-1401 or go online to



Claims Professional – Kansas City, MO
Posted Aug 24th, 2012
DH Pace Company of Kansas City will hire a Claims professional in our Safety department located in North Kansas City, MO. The organization traces its roots back to the 1920s…
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Safety Specialist – Kansas City, MO
Posted May 9th, 2012
Job Title: Safety Specialist Job ID: 31000073 FLSA Status: Non-exempt Grade: 6 Reports To: Mgr, Plant Safety Date Created: Location: Plant Created By: Corp Comp POSITION SUMMARY: This position is…
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Lean EH&S Manager- Kansas City, MO
Posted May 9th, 2012
Lean EH&S Manager Company Overview Milbank builds solutions that move power for the residential, commercial, industrial, utility and transportation sectors. Milbank combines more than 80 years of expertise in electrical…
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Health & Safety Specialist – Overland Park, KS
Posted May 7th, 2012
Health & Safety Specialist Overland Park based Ash Grove Materials, a subsidiary of Ash Grove Cement Company which is privately held and one of the largest domestically owned cement companies…
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Occupational Safety & Health Consultant (8/24/12)

The Missouri On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program within the Missouri Department of Labor has an immediate opening for an industrial hygienist in the Kansas City area. Please apply for both the Occupational Safety and Health Consultant I and II positions. Below are links to each position’s job description.

Occupational Safety and Health Consultant I
Occupational Safety and Health Consultant II

To apply for this position, you will need to complete a state of Missouri Application for Employment (by hand) at the link below.

State of Missouri Application for Employment

If anyone has any questions regarding this position, please contact Daniel Stark, CIH, Program Manager at 573-751-3403 or by email
Industrial Hygienist
It is likely that two new jobs will be announced for the Kansas City District Environmental Branch of the Army Corp of Engineers within the next quarter.  The experienced hygiene position will review plans according to USACE H & S criteria, prepare plans and reports, and provide field oversight according to the OSHA HAZWOPER Standard, 29 CFR 1926.65 et al. Experienced Risk Assessors need to have performed risk assessments according to Risk Assessment Guidance for Superfund (RAGS). For more information, please contact Charles Colbert at



Heart of America ASSE Chapter - November 5th -12:00 to 1:30 PM - MoDOT Headquarters - 600 NE Colburn Road - Lee’s Summit, Mo. - Changes and Proposed Changer in Missouri & Federal DOT Regulations - To RSVP call Dave Hallerud at 816-809-02811 or at  You may also pay on-line at

Construction Safety Group of Kansas City - November 7th - 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM - Whitecap Construction Supply - 1907 Warren - KCMO - Please RSVP by Friday, November 5th, by calling the CSG reservation line at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369 or contact Chuck Rutledge, Secretary/Recorder at

AIHA Mid-America Local Section - November 13th - 6:00 PM - Olive Garden – 6750 West 95th Street - Overland Park, Ks. – OEL's Part II – Speakers – Kevin Tarwater & Jeff Brinkmeyer - Please RSVP by November 12th at

Wichita ASSE Chapter - November 5th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - ISI Building - Please RSVP by Friday, November 2nd, to Wayne Kordonowy at

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group - November 9th - 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 - November 13th -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 - November 15th -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 - November 13th - 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 - November 14th - 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. - November 20th - 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 - November 7th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Johnny Carino's - Rogers, Ar. - For more information please contact Greg Knight at or Fred Norwood at

Mid-Missouri Section ASSE - November 14th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - HyVee - Conley Road - Columbia, Mo. -  GHS Update - Mark Banden - OSHA - Please RSVP to Adam Burks at

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