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Once again we want to say ”Thank you” for your business. For over 30 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 for your business and support in 2010!!!


21st Annual Day Star Customer Appreciation Day BBQ and Safety Expo
Mark you calendar - Hope to see you there!
Friday, October 8th - 11AM-2PM - Great food, great vendors, and great fun!

2010-11 Safety Products Catalog
Our 2010-11 virtual catalog is now available for view 24/7 online at where you can also request our new 2010-11 free printed catalog for your facilities.

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Thomas P. Cox Jr.

Our condolences on the passing of the former Executive Director of the Greater Safety & Health Council of Western Missouri and Kansas, Thomas Patrick Cox Jr.

March 25, 1919 - September 5, 2010

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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Submission of a Tier II form is required under the Federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA). The Tier II form provides state and local officials and the public with information on extremely hazardous and hazardous chemical substances present at your facility. If you need assistance in completing your report give us a call at 800-227-0787 x120 or


The owner or operator of a facility where extremely hazardous or hazardous chemical substances are used, produced or stored must submit Tier II information either by hard copy or via the web if the quantity of hazardous chemicals on hand exceeds specific thresholds (see below).


Hazardous chemical substances that must be reported include any substances for which your facility must prepare or have available material safety data sheets under OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard 1910.1200. If your facility has more than 10,000 lbs of a hazardous chemical on hand at any one time during the calendar year, the chemical must be reported on the Tier II. In addition, extremely hazardous substances as specified in 40 CFR Part 355 must be reported on the Tier II form if a facility has more than 500 pounds or the threshold planning quantity, on hand, at any one time during the calendar year, whichever is lower.

MISSOURI AND KANSAS TIER II reports are due between January 1 and March 1 annually and report information for the previous year. Signed reports must be submitted to THREE agencies: The Missouri Emergency Response Commission or Kansas Department of Health & Environment – Right to Know Section, your Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and the Fire Department / District with jurisdiction for your facility.

Any owner or operator who violates Tier II reporting requirements shall be liable to the United States for a civil penalty of up to $25,000 per day for each such violation.


ASP Exam Prep Workshop

The Great Plains ASSE Chapter and Excalibur Safety and Health Services are organizing an ASP Review Class in Omaha on October 26th - 28th. The ASP exam is the first step towards acquiring the CSP designation. The Early Registration is $485.00 for ASSE members and $685.00 for Non-members. All non-members will receive a one year ASSE membership with their paid registration. The Workshop will be conducted by Langlois, Weigand & Associates, the same instructors used by ASSE for their ASP/CSP Review Classes. If you are interested in saving over $100.00 and not having to travel to San Diego, Reno, San Antonio, New Jersey or Chicago, sign up today. About 80% of their attendees who take the ASP Exam, pass it first time after taking this review class. Space is limited to the first 40 attendees. Calculator and lunch included in the cost of registration.

Attendees can either visit the Great Plains Chapter's Web site at to register for this workshop or complete the information on the attached brochure.

Examination preparation workshops are being offered for ASP and CSP in St Louis November 15-17 (ASP) and Nov 18-20 (CSP)

Fall Protection Seminar PLUS

November 9 - Omaha, NE
November 10 - Kansas City, MO
November 11 - St. Louis, MO

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Process Marketing Group is pleased to announce another round of Fall Protection Seminars set for November 9-11, 2010.

The many changes in standards and products in the industry will be covered.  The format will be four concurrent sessions to allow smaller groups and more time for questions on specific topics.

Classes will be presented by experts in fall protection and will provide a great opportunity to learn about new products and new techniques in providing proper fall protection in both construction and general industry.

One class will provide the training necessary for attendees to receive a competent inspector certification.

The seminar will also include short presentations on Handling Flammable Liquids Safely; How to Save your Skin; Providing Hand Protection Beyond Chemicals and Dirt; and Lead Dust.

For more information, please click here or contact Teresa Rothanzl at 402-426-9254 or e-mail requesting the information.

Department of Safety Sciences – University of Central Missouri

10th Annual Safety Sciences Fall Symposium

“Ethics and Professional Standards for OSHE Professionals”

Date: November 5th, 2010

Time: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

For more information contact John Zey at 660-543-4410 or, George Popov at 660-543-4208 or, Kate Kuhlman at 660-543-4626 or

TeleWeb - Assessing and Controlling Combustible Dust Hazards: Fundamentals for the IH Practitioner

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
6:00 - 8:45 p.m.

Dinner at 6 pm: Salad, pizza, & dessert.

Teleweb starts promptly at 6:15 pm.

UCM Lee’s Summit Campus
850 NW Chipman Road, Door 54
Room 123
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Gain insights onto the fundamentals of combustible dust explosions, as encountered in the chemical, pharmaceutical, plastics, energy and other related industries.

This course focuses on the cause, course and consequences of combustible dust explosions.

Participants learn prevention concepts, mitigation options, and how to establish a combustible dust-control program.

Beneficial for:
- Occupational Environmental Health and Safety managers, supervisors, and directors
- Industrial hygienists
- Plant operations, maintenance, and technical staff
- Process safety specialists


An optional $35 processing fee is required for exam processing to receive 0.42 CM points.

Please RSVP by October 8th to:


OSHA proposes revisions to its On-site Consultation Program

OSHA published a notice in the Sept. 3 Federal Register proposing to revise regulations that govern the agency's On-site Consultation Program. The proposed changes will provide enhanced worker safety and greater flexibility for OSHA to allow sites to be inspected, even if those sites are normally exempt because of their status in OSHA's Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program. For example, SHARP sites could be included in industry-wide inspections carried out by OSHA in response to workplace incidents that generate widespread public concern about a hazard or substance, such as diacetyl or combustible dust. Another proposed change would allow inspectors to terminate an employer's on-site consultation visit and conduct an enforcement inspection when the agency receives allegations of potential workplace hazards or violations from state or local health departments, media, and other sources. OSHA is also proposing that employers who have achieved SHARP status receive an initial exemption from programmed inspections for one year with an extension of up to another year.

Individuals have until Nov. 2 to submit comments on the proposed rule online, or by mail, hand delivery or fax. See the Federal Register notice for more details on submitting comments.

The On-site Consultation Program offers employers free assistance in developing and implementing an effective safety and health management system, with priority given to small businesses in high-hazard industries. SHARP provides incentives and support to employers who implement and continuously improve effective safety and health management systems at their worksites. Last fiscal year OSHA's On-site Consultation Program conducted more than 30,000 visits to small businesses that employ 3.7 million workers.

OSHA changing policy to improve outreach training program

OSHA has revised its Outreach Training Program Guidelines to require authorized trainers to limit courses to a maximum of 7½ hours per day. This means that all 10-hour courses must be taught over a minimum of two days and 30-hour courses over a minimum of four days. Reducing the length of classroom instruction helps ensure that workers retain important information that may prevent injuries, illnesses and death.

Prior to this change, OSHA had no requirements for how long these classes should last each day. OSHA became concerned that students might miss some essential safety and health training if their attention were to fade while being required to sit through 10 hours of instruction in one day. Another concern was that training courses presented over compressed timeframes of one to three days were not meeting 10- and 30-hour program time requirements. This concern became evident after OSHA reviewed several fraud cases that involved issues with the length of training.

The Outreach Training Program provides workers with an overview of OSHA and training on how to identify, avoid and prevent workplace hazards. Students who successfully complete 10- and 30-hour courses in general, construction and maritime industries and disaster site response receive certification cards and can take an additional course to become authorized trainers.


Heart of America ASSE Chapter - October 11th - 12 PM to 1:30 PM - Kansas Speedway - Contingency Planning - Darren Cook, Facility Director - To RSVP call Holly Shores at 816-349-6639 or You may also pay on-line at

Construction Safety Group of Kansas City - October 6th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - New Crane Standard - Legend of Asia - 1853 South 7 Highway - Blue Springs, Mo. - Reservation Required - To RSVP call the CSG reservation line by October 1st at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369 or contact Aaron Beisley at 816-985-7541 or

Mid-America Industrial Hygiene Association - October 12th - 6-8:45 PM - Assessing & Controlling Combustible Dust Hazards: Fundamentals for the IH Practitioner - UCM Lee’s Summit Campus - To RSVP by October 8th click

Wichita ASSE Chapter - October 4th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Illegal Drugs - Jack Smalley, DEA - ISI Building - Please RSVP by September 30th to Jenna Hackler at

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group - October 8th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Ryan’s Steakhouse on North Rock Road - For more information please contact Tamara Hadley at 316-264-7050 or

OSHAC - Joplin - October 12th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Red Hot & Blue - For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or

OSHAC - Monett - October 19th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Happy House Restaurant - For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or

OSHAC - Springfield - October 20th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - The Pasta House - For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or

OSHAC - West Plains - October 13th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Primas - For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or

OSHAC - Harrison, Ar. - October 19th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Western Sizzlin - For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or

OSHAC - Northwest Arkansas - October 6th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Western Sizzlin - Springdale, Ar. - For more information please contact Greg Knight at or Fred Norwood at

Mid-Missouri Section ASSE - October 28th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - China Garden - Please RSVP to George Hampton at or at 573-874-7669 by noon on October 26th.


61st Annual Safety and Health Conference - October 12th-15th - Capitol Plaza Hotel - Manor Conference Center - Topeka, Kansas - For more information contact Dena Akors at 785-829-4386 or or go to


National Safety Congress & Expo - October 3rd-8th - San Diego Convention Center - For more information go to

National Safety Congress & Expo

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