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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2014

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.

We appreciate those of you who attended our 25th Annual Customer Appreciation Day BBQ & Safety Fair held on Friday, October 1th, 2014.


Sometimes, teamwork isn't the safest solution!

Sometimes, teamwork isn’t the safest solution!


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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.

Free Online HAZCON Training

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REGULATION NEWS & INFORMATION



New Web page on protecting workers from exposure to Ebola virus

To assist workers and employers, OSHA has launched a new Ebola Web page that provides information about the disease and how to protect workers. It includes sections on the disease itself, hazard recognition, medical information, standards for protecting workers, control and prevention, and additional resources. The page provides protection information for health care workers; airline and other travel industry personnel; mortuary and death care workers; laboratory workers; border, customs and quarantine workers; emergency responders; and workers in other critical sectors. It also links to the CDC and NIOSH Web pages on Ebola.

Ebola virus

The Web page also includes a new OSHA fact sheet on protecting workers (not in healthcare or laboratories) involved in cleaning and decontamination of surfaces that may be contaminated with Ebola virus.


OSHA extends compliance date for crane operator certification requirements

OSHA has issued a final rule extending the deadline for crane operator certification requirements in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction final rule published Aug. 9, 2010 by three years, to Nov. 10, 2017. The rule also extends by three years the employer's responsibility to ensure that crane operators are competent to operate a crane safely. The final rule becomes effective Nov. 9, 2014.

Crane Operator Requirements

During the three-year period, OSHA will address operator qualification requirements for the cranes standards including the role of operator certification. The final cranes and derricks rule required crane operators on construction sites to meet one of four qualification/certification options by Nov. 10, 2014. After publishing the final rule, a number of parties raised concerns about the standard's requirement to certify operators by type and capacity of crane and questioned whether crane operator certification was sufficient for determining whether an operator could operate their equipment safely on a construction site. For more information, see the news release.

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Rule expanding requirements to report severe injuries to OSHA, updated recordkeeping requirements published in the Federal Register

The final rule that will require employers to notify OSHA of all work-related hospitalizations, amputations or losses of an eye in addition to workplace fatalities has been published in the Federal Register. The rule, which also updates the list of employers partially exempt from OSHA record-keeping requirements, will go into effect Jan. 1, 2015, for workplaces under federal OSHA jurisdiction. For more information, visit www.osha.gov/recordkeeping2014.

Record Requirements


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MANUFACTURER NEWS & INFORMATION

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We are proud to announce that we are now an authorized distributor for BW Technologies by Honeywell, a manufacturer of portable gas detection equipment.

BW Technologies by Honeywell


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2014 Damage Prevention & Excavation Safety Summit
When: Nov 5 – 6, 2014
Where: Boone County Fairgrounds - 5212 N Oakland Gravel Rd. Columbia, MO
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UCM Fall Symposium and ASSE/ AIHA Mini PDC
Time & Date:  Friday, November 14th, 2014  7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:  Black & Veatch 11401 Lamar Ave. Overland Park, KS  66211
To register, click here.


CAOHC Course

CAOHC Certification/Recertification Course
Day Star will be offering the CAOHC 20-hour certification and the 8-hour recertification course in March 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 - November 10th - 8:30 to 10 AM - Lockton - 444 W 47th St - KCMO - To RSVP 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 - November 6th - 11:30 to 1:00 PM- Faith Technologies - 11086 Strang Line Road -  Lenexa, Ks  - Please RSVP by Monday, November 3rd, by calling the CSG reservation line at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369 or contact Tom Ruzicka, Secretary/Recorder at truzicka@deltaservices.com.

Wichita ASSE Chapter - November 3rd - 12 to 1:30 PM - Work Zone Warrior - ISI Environmental Inc - 215 S Laura St - Wichita, Ks - Please RSVP to Brent Cothran at brent.cothran@westarenergy.com.

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group - November 14th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - 2015 Planning Meeting - Two Brothers BBQ - 6730 W Central - Wichita, Ks - For more information please contact Tamara Hadley at 316-264-7050 or constructionsafety@isienvironmental.com.

SCO Safety Alliance - Joplin - November 11th - 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 blee@nsozarks.org.

SCO Safety Alliance - Monett - November 20th - 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 blee@nscozarks.org.

SCO Safety Alliance - Springfield - November 11th - 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 blee@nsozarks.org.

SCO Safety Alliance - West Plains - November 12th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - TBD - For more information please contact Barbie Lee at 417-869-2121 x106 or 800-334-1349 or blee@nscozards.org.

SCO Safety Alliance - Harrison, Ar. - November 18th - 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 blee@nscozards.org.

SCO Safety Alliance - Northwest Arkansas - November 5th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Johnny Carino’s - Rogers, Ar. - For more information please contact Greg Knight at greg.knight@tyson.com or Fred Norwood at fred@multicraft.com

Mid-Missouri Section ASSE - November 20th - 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM - HyVee Conference Room - Conley Road - Columbia, Mo. - Please RSVP to members@midmoasse.org.


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MIDWEST CONSTRUCTION SAFETY CONFERENCE & EXPO
 
March 5th & 6th, 2015
Adams Pointe Conference Center, 1400 NE Coronado Drive, Blue Springs, MO
 
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS
SAFETY EXCELLENCE AWARDS
NETWORKING - TOP INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS
INDUSTRY EXHIBITORS

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AIHA Fall Conference 2014


Seminarfest 2015

ASSE's SeminarFest is the best source for continuing education and training for the OSH professional. Instructors lead concentrated seminars and exam preparation workshops over this seven day event.

SeminarFest is an excellent opportunity to earn up to 5.1 CEUs/Recertification Points in one week. Whether you join us for one day or the full seven days, this event will satisfy your continuing education needs in safety and health.
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SAVE THE DATE!  BUILDING SAFER WORKPLACES 2015 NSC Congress & Expo

Congress: September 26 - October 2
Expo: September 28 - 30
Georgia World Convention Center
Atlanta, Georgia


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