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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2016

Once again we want to say "Thank you" for your business and support in 2016.  For over 35 years we have been providing safety equipment, training , 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 a Confined Space Standby Rescue Team.  Rescue Teams provide a cost savings alternative to maintaining equipment and personnel for an onsite team. Our Rescue Teams provide emergency retrieval systems, supplied air units, personal protective equipment and medical trauma kits for potential rescue in IDLH atmospheres. Rescue personnel monitor all activities inside and outside the space to ensure a safe confined-space entry.  A 2-man trained rescue team with equipment is $175.00 per hour.  Contact Mark Calvert at 816-221-3230 x120 or markc@daystarsafety.com for more information.

Confined Space Rescure Logo

 

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 2015 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.


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3M recalls fall prevention device over safety concerns

3M recalls fall prevention device over safety concerns

Capital Safety/3M is voluntarily recalling its original Lad-Saf™ sleeve used to prevent falls from fixed ladders. The sleeve connects the user to a cable and locks onto it in the event of a fall. A review in the field by the manufacturer found that potential misuse of the device, such as interference with the braking mechanism or attaching the sleeve upside down, could result in serious injury or death. The company is urging that any use of the original Lad-Saf™ sleeve be stopped immediately and that 3M Customer Services be contacted for information on how to return the product and receive a replacement. For more information, see the recall notice.


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Top 10 citations of FY 2016 are a place to start for workplace safety

Workplace Safety

Every October, the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year, compiled from nearly 32,000 inspections of workplaces by federal OSHA staff.

One remarkable thing about the list is that it rarely changes. Year after year, our inspectors see thousands of the same on-the-job hazards, any one of which could result in a fatality or severe injury. 

More than 4,500 workers are killed on the job every year, and approximately 3 million are injured, despite the fact that by law, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their workers. If all employers simply corrected the top 10 hazards, we are confident the number of deaths, amputations and hospitalizations would drastically decline.

Consider this list a starting point for workplace safety:

  1. Fall protection
  2. Hazard communication
  3. Scaffolds
  4. Respiratory protection
  5. Lockout/tagout
  6. Powered industrial trucks
  7. Ladders
  8. Machine guarding
  9. Electrical wiring
  10. Electrical, general requirements
It's no coincidence that falls are among the leading causes of worker deaths, particularly in construction, and our top 10 list features lack of fall protection as well as ladder and scaffold safety issues. We know how to protect workers from falls, and have an ongoing campaign to inform employers and workers about these measures. Employers must take these issues seriously. 

We also see far too many workers killed or gruesomely injured when machinery starts up suddenly while being repaired, or hands and fingers are exposed to moving parts. Lockout/tagout and machine guarding violations are often the culprit here. Proper lockout/tagout procedures ensure that machines are powered off and can't be turned on while someone is working on them. And installing guards to keep hands, feet and other appendages away from moving machinery prevents amputations and worse. 

Respiratory protection is essential for preventing long term and sometimes fatal health problems associated with breathing in asbestos, silica or a host of other toxic substances. But we can see from our list of violations that not nearly enough employers are providing this needed protection and training. 

The high number of fatalities associated with forklifts, and high number of violations for powered industrial truck safety, tell us that many workers are not being properly trained to safely drive these kinds of potentially hazardous equipment. 

Rounding out the top 10 list are violations related to electrical safety, an area where the dangers are well-known. 

Our list of top violations is far from comprehensive. OSHA regulations cover a wide range of hazards, all of which imperil worker health and safety. And we urge employers to go beyond the minimal requirements to create a culture of safety at work, which has been shown to reduce costs, raise productivity and improve morale. To help them, we have released new recommendations for creating a safety and health program at their workplaces. 

We have many additional resources, including a wealth of information on our website and our free and confidential On-site Consultation Program. But tackling the most common hazards is a good place to start saving workers' lives and limbs.

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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 January 24th-26th, 2017 for those individuals performing audiometric testing. For more information or to register you may call 800-747-1401 oror go online to www.daystarsafety.com and click on Training Classes.

   

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Heart of America Chapter - ASSE - November 14th - 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM - Workplace Active Shooter Scenario - Andy Wray - Lockton Headquarters - 444 W 47th St - 5th Floor Rooms 5A & 5B - KCMO - You may RSVP and pay on-line at kc.asse.org

Construction Safety Group of Kansas City - November 3rd - 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM - Case Compression - Dr. Daryl Thomas - Manny's Mexican Restaurant - 207 SW Boulevard  - KCMO -  Please RSVP by 12 PM on November 1st by calling the CSG reservation line at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369 or contact Steve Ratliff, Secretary/Recorder at sratliff@holmesmurphy.com

Mid America Chapter - AIHA - November 15th - 11:30 AM to  1:30 PM - IH Issues in Crop Science Manufacturing Facility - John Sheehan, IHS Bayer Crop Science - Taj Mahal Authentic Indian Restaurant - 7521 Wornall Road - KCMO - To RSVP contact Shelly Pizzi at 913-707-3934 or pizzisa@bv.com.

Wichita ASSE Chapter - November 7th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Post Offer Employment Testing - Brian Stewart - ARC Physical Therapy - ISI Environmental Inc - 215 S Laura St - Wichita, KS - Please RSVP to Kent Perry by November 4th at 316-721-4053.  

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group - November 18th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - OSHA Legislative Update by David McConnell, OSHA Compliance -Buffet City - Plaza West Shopping Center -Wichita, KS - For more information please contact Haley Sumner at 316-945-0555 or hssumner@dodlingerconst.com

Bagnell Dam Tour - Nov. 10 - Please join us on Thursday, November 10 from 11:30 PM - 1:30 PM for a tour of the Lake Ozark Bagnell Dam, 617 River Road, Lake Ozark Missouri. Because there is no place to eat lunch at the facility, we will initially meet at the Park (Outside covered picnic tables) on Union Electric Road @ 11:30 AM for a box lunch.

  Here are the directions from Alan Sullivan, engineer at the dam, who will be our tour host:

  • 54 West from Jefferson City
  • Continue on 54 west past Eldon/Tuscumbia Hwy 52 exit another 9 miles.
  • Exit right on Bus 54 (Bagnell Dam Exit)
  • Road immediately curves left past a Baptist Church on left (go thru round-about and exit left)
  • Take first road on left past church (Power Plant Road or Union Electric Rd - the sign says Ameren Missouri Osage Plant Scenic Overlook). If you go straight down Bus 54 you will end up crossing the dam and you have gone too far!
  • THERE IS A PARK ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS ROAD WITH COVERED PICNIC TABLES. SUGGEST YOU HAVE LUNCH THERE. We will have box lunches here. AND THEN COME DOWN TO THE DAM AROUND NOON OR SO. OUR GUYS NORMALLY EAT AT 11:30 ALSO. After eating lunch we will head down to the dam as a group. It is only half a mile or so and a beautiful drive.
  • Continue on Power Plant Road down-hill to dam
  • Stay on paved road to main gate
  • Phone in black box on left of gate
  • Pick up receiver - will ring directly to control room
  • Tell control room that you are here for meeting with - gate will open - enter fenced area
  • Park inside fenced area along hill to your right
  • Walk toward river - door marked "Office" on face of dam
  • Tour guide will meet you on the deck by the door
Please send RSVP or questions to bderrick@broadwayergonomics.com or my cell phone 573-808-2392 so we know how many people are coming and how many box lunches to get. Thank you and see you there! 

Bagnell Dam


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Midwest Construction Safety Conference and Expo - March 2 and 3, 2017


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National Safety Council - Indianapolis 2017


AIHce 2017


Safety 2017 ASSE
Safety 2017 - Professional Development Conference & Expo -  Monday, June19th thru Thursday, June 22nd - Colorado Convention Center 


National Conference
  33rd Annual National VPPPA Safety & Health Conference

  Tuesday, August 29-Friday, September 1, 2017
  Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
  New Orleans, Louisiana


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