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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2013


Once again we want to say ”Thank you” for your business and support in 2013. 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.


Thanks to all who attended our 24th Annual Customer Appreciation Day BBQ & Safety Fair on September 27th.
Hope to see you again next year!

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October Is Fire Prevention Month


National Fire Prevention Month

To commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, Fire Prevention Month is in October. This is a great time to practice your fire drill and escape route plan to help your families and loved ones prepare for fires. Also, test your smoke alarms every month and replace the batteries in them as well (If they start to chirp).

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a home structure fire was reported every 87 seconds in 2009. Is your family prepared for a fire emergency? October is National Fire Prevention Month and it serves as an excellent time to examine your preparedness. Do you have a home fire escape plan? Have you changed smoke-alarm batteries within the last year? Do you know the main reasons for fires starting in the home? Get more information on Fire Prevention Month and Week at the NFPA's website.


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TWENTY TWO YEARS

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We are celebrating our 22nd year at our current 35,000 sq ft facility located in North Kansas City, Missouri. Time flies when you are having fun! Stop by and visit our walk-in display room the next time you are in the area. Hope to see you soon!


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2012-13 VIRTUAL CATALOG IS NOW AVAILABLE

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2012-13 Safety Products Catalog

Our 2012-13 catalog is now available for view 24/7 online at www.daystarsafety.net where you can also request our new 2013-14 printed catalog for your facilities.


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Day Star Online Safety Training is Now Available

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Compliance is critically important, but not difficult if you subscribe and train your staff with the most comprehensive library with courses in areas of Environmental Safety, Occupation Health & Safety, Green Building, Mine Safety, Forklift Operation, Construction Safety, Transportation, HAZCOM, Industrial Hygiene and human resources and more.

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, and Hazardous Waste. Some of the Construction courses are also available in Spanish.

Click below to view all of the available courses.

Launch Online Training Center >>.

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New Product Line


We are pleased to announce that we are now a distributor for FabEnCo, Inc., "The Safety Gate Company".  Contact us if we can be of any assistance.

FabEnCo, Inc. "The Safety Gate Company"


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REGULATION NEWS & INFORMATION


US Department of Labor's OSHA announces proposed rule to protect workers exposed to crystalline silica


Healthy X-Ray

X-ray of healthy lungs.

OSHA has announced a proposed rule aimed at curbing lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America's workers. The agency currently enforces 40-year-old permissible exposure limits (PELs) for crystalline silica in general industry, construction and shipyards that are outdated, inconsistent between industries and do not adequately protect worker health. The proposed rule brings protections into the 21st century.

"This is a proposed rule and not a final rule," said Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health. "We are inviting and strongly encouraging the public to participate in the process of developing a final rule through submitting written comments and participating in public hearings. Our process of obtaining public input will take many months, and we encourage and welcome the public to participate."

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X-ray of sillicosis lungs.

Once the full effects of the rule are realized, OSHA estimates that the proposed rule would result in saving nearly 700 lives per year and prevent 1,600 new cases of silicosis annually. For more information on the proposed rule and how to participate in the rulemaking process, visit OSHA's silica rulemaking page at www.osha.gov/silica and read Dr. Michaels' new post on the DOL blog.


BLS publishes preliminary census of fatal occupational injuries for 2012

US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries released Aug. 22 show a reduction in the number of fatal work injuries in 2012 compared with 2011. Last year, 4,383 workers died from work-related injuries, down from a final count of 4,693 fatal work injuries in 2011.

"I am greatly encouraged by the reduction in workplace fatalities, even in a growing economy," said Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. "It is a testament to the hard work of employers, unions, health and safety professionals and the Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Mine Safety and Health Administration. Through collaborative education and outreach efforts, and effective law enforcement, these numbers indicate that we are absolutely moving in the right direction."

Nevertheless, Secretary Perez noted that there is still much work left to be done. "These aren't just numbers and data - they are fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, who will never come home again. We can and must do better," he said. Read the Secretary's statement for more information.


Hazard Communication: Workers must be trained by Dec. 1, 2013

Hazard Communication

OSHA's updated Hazard Communication Standard provides a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. The first deadline in the implementation phase is Dec. 1, 2013, the date by which employers must train workers on the new label elements and safety data sheet. Find information and resources, including QuickCards, a training fact sheet (PDF), a list of frequently asked questions and a brief (PDF) on labels and pictograms on OSHA's Hazard Communications page.

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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 October 22nd-24th, 2013 or 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.


56th Annual Biological Safety Conference October 17-23, 2013 Kansas City, Missouri

This is a call-out to any IH's interested in presenting at the ABSA Conference, October 17-23, 2013 in Kansas City. This is a good cross-over event, where IH's with responsibilities in biosafety and related biological safety areas can present their findings. AIHA and ABSA have an active liaison between both organizations and are encouraging these type of activities together. Paper submissions should be provided through the link below for consideration by the Scientific Program Committee of ASBA.

Philip G. Hauck, MS, MSHS, CIH, SM(NRCM) Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Institutional Biosafety Officer Env. Health and Safety Box 1162
Tel: 212 241 5169
Fax: 212 241 6695

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The Midland Empire Safety Association invites you to participate in a
Safety & Health Vendor Fair

Featuring
Hazard Lab

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Session I: 7:30—11:45 a.m. Session II: 12:30—4:45 p.m.
Civic Arena 100 S. 4th St. St. Joseph, Missouri

Admission to this event is free for up to two employees from MESA and Safety Council member companies. Additional employees and others may attend for $30 per person.

About the Hazard Lab: A walk through the Hazard Lab is meant to help employees build skills and confidence in identifying common safety hazards. OSHA standards, corrective actions, and standard interpretations related to hazards identified in the lab will be presented by OSHA On-site Consultants. Before, after and during breaks the participants will be encouraged to learn about new safety and health products and services available from participating vendors.

For more information call 816-233-3330 or email sjsc@stjoesafetycouncil.org.


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Heart of America ASSE Chapter - October 15th -12:00 to 1:30 PM - World War I Museum - 100 West 26th Street - Kansas City, Mo. - The topic is Root Cause Mapping and the speaker is Aaron Cross of Think Reliablilty. 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 - October 2nd - 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM - The Builders' Association Training Center - 105 West 12th Street, North Kansas City, Mo. - The speaker will be Brad Patten with Construction Industry Substance Abuse Program (CISPAP) - Please RSVP by August 6th by calling the CSG reservation line at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369 or contact Dave Ezell, Secretary/Recorder at dave.ezell@markone.com.

AIHA Mid-America Local Section - October 8th - 6 PM to 8 PM- Diastole Scholar's Center -2501 Holmes Street - Kansas City, Mo.  64108 - The topic is "Nine Chemicals to Worry About for Nine Years" and the speaker is J. Thomas Pierce, MBBS, PhD.  Please RSVP at aihamidamerica@live.com
 
Wichita ASSE Chapter - October 3rd - 11:30 AM to 1 PM -ISI Building - The topic is Accident Trends and the speaker is Kansas State Trooper, Gary Warner.  Please RSVP to Wayne Kordonowy at wayne.kordonowy@kochind.com.

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group - October 11th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Golden Corral on East Kellogg - For more information please contact Tamara Hadley at 316-264-7050 or constructionsafety@isienvironmental.com.

SCO Safety Alliance - Joplin - October 8th -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 - October 17th -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@nsozarks.org.

SCO Safety Alliance - Springfield - October 8th - 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 - October 9th -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@nsozarks.org.

SCO Safety Alliance - Harrison, Ar. - October 15th - 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@nsozarks.org.

SCO Safety Alliance - Northwest Arkansas - October 2nd - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Western Sizzllin - Springdale, Ar. - For more information please contact Greg Knight at greg.knight@tyson.com or Fred Norwood at fred@multicraft.com

Mid-Missouri Section ASSE - October 24th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - HyVee Conference Room - Conley Road - Columbia, Mo. - Please RSVP to Adam Burks at aburks@midwestusa.com.


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