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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2017

Once again we want to say "Thank you" for your business and support in 2017. For over 39 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.

Thanks to all who attended our 28th Annual Customer Appreciation Day BBQ & Safety Fair. Your business is greatly appreciated!!!!

28th Annual Customer Appreciation Day BBQ and Safety Fair


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After Delay, Silica Rule (Construction) takes effect Saturday, September 23, 2017.

Silica Dust Hazard

Key Provisions that you need to know.
Reduces the permissible exposure limit (PEL) for respirable crystalline silica to 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air, averaged over an 8-hour shift. Requires employers to: use engineering controls (such as water or ventilation) to limit worker exposure to the PEL; provide respirators when engineering controls cannot adequately limit exposure; limit worker access to high exposure areas; develop a written exposure control plan, offer medical exams to highly exposed workers, and train workers on silica risks and how to limit exposures.

Crystalline Silica Compliance Schedule
Standards contained in the final rule took effect last year, and industries have one to five years to comply with most requirements, based on the following schedule:

  • Construction - September 23, 2017
  • General Industry and Maritime - June 23, 2018, two years after the effective date.
  • Hydraulic Fracturing - June 23, 2018, two years after the effective date for all provisions except Engineering Controls, which have a compliance date of June 23, 2021.
Overview of the Rule
Fact Sheet on Construction
Fact Sheet on General Industry/Maritime
Frequently Asked Questions


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While OSHA's Top 10 list of most frequently cited workplace safety violations is usually filled with familiar violations names, this year's rundown contains a newcomer: Fall Protection - Training Requirements (1926.503).

The highly anticipated list was announced today by Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA's Directorate of Enforcement Programs at the 2017 NSC Congress & Expo.

With more than 4,500 workers killed and three million injured on the job each year, the violations represent the most serious and frequently found hazards to which employees are exposed.

“If all employers simply corrected the top 10 hazards, we are confident the number of deaths, amputations and hospitalizations would drastically decline,” said Thomas Galassi, director of enforcement programs for OSHA. Galassi also urged employers to go beyond the minimal requirements to create a culture of safety at their companies.

Based on preliminary figures as of Sept. 5, 2017, the Top 10 for FY 2017 are:

  1. Fall Protection - General Requirements (1926.501) - 6,072
  2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200) - 4,176
  3. Scaffolding (1926.451) - 3,288
  4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134) - 3,097
  5. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147) - 2,877
  6. Ladders (1926.1053) - 2,241
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178) - 2,162
  8. Machine Guarding (1910.212) - 1,933
  9. Fall Protection - Training Requirements (1926.503) - 1,523
  10. Electrical - Wiring Methods (1910.305) - 1,405

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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 March 12-14, 2018 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.



The Builders' Association will be hosting Examination Preparation Workshops presented by SPAN™ International Training LLC.

ASP SPAN and CSP SPAN Preparation Workshop

   

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arrow SAFETY & HEALTH MEETINGS FOR NOVEMBER 2017

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Heart of America Chapter ASSE - No meeting in November - 11:45 AM to 1:30 PM – You may RSVP and pay on-line at kc.asse.org.

Mid America Chapter – AIHA - Tuesday – November 14th – 6 PM to 8 PM Safety aspects of non-proliferation, verification and destruction of chemical warfare agents – Dr. T. Popov from UCMO - Manny’s Mexican Restaurant – 207 Southwest Ave – Kansas City, Mo - Contact Steve Hicks at steven.hicks@kcpl.com or by calling 816-503-1387 if you have any questions about the event or how to register.

Construction Safety Group of Kansas City - Thursday – November 2nd – 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM –Construction Sites Plain View beyond the Focus Four – Joey Bruner & David Lawrence – KC Area OSHA Office – Builders Association Training Center – Hutton I & II – 105 W 12th Street – North Kansas City, Mo. – Please RSVP your attendance by e-mail to smount@thomasmcgee.com no later than 12 (Noon) on Monday, October 23rd, 2017.

Wichita ASSE Chapter - No meeting in November– 11:30 to 1 PM - Please RSVP at wichita.asse.org.

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group - Friday – November 17th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM – OSHA Update – Monterrey Mexican Restaurant - 5905 W Kellogg Drive –Wichita, Ks –Please contact Haley Sumner at 316-945-0555 or hssumner@dodlingerconst.com.

Mid-Missouri ASSE

Mid Missouri ASSE Chapter - Friday – November 9th – 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Fall Protection Update - Columbia Safety - 1391 E Boone Industrial Blvd – Columbia, Mo. – Please send RSVP or questions to Bret Derrick at bderrick@broadwayergonomics.com or call 573-808-2392.


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Save the Date - 3rd Annual3rd Annual SAFECONEXPO
MAY 8- 10, 2018
at Tan-Tar-A Resort
Osage Beach, MO


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