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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!!!!


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


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



CAOHC Course

CAOHC Certification/Recertification Course
Day Star will be offering the CAOHC 20-hour certification and the 8-hour recertification course on October 24th-26th, 2017 for those individuals performing audiometric testing. For more information or to register you may call 800-747-1401 or go online to and click on Training Classes.

ASSE - Heart of America Chapter PDC
November 2nd & 3rd, 2017 - 8AM TO 5PM

Metropolitan Community College Business & Technology Campus
1775 Universal Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri, 64120, United States

You want to know what is some of the best and latest concepts in our industry? Do you have someone who needs a quick refresher on a topic or needs to be introduced to a topic? Do you need CEUs for the fraction of cost that you can get elsewhere? If nothing else, you want a couple days OFF work and be with your safety friends!!!

What better time to meet and network with other professionals in the industry and see what our exhibitors have to offer. Spread the word and sign up early to take advantage of the savings. This PDC is loaded with interesting topics and something everyone can take away with.

Detailed schedule of the entire PDC will soon be posted on the website.

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

ASP SPAN and CSP SPAN Preparation Workshop






Heart of America Chapter ASSE - Monday - October 16th - 11:45 AM to 1:30 PM - New Requirements Update for Crystalline Silica - Panel discussion - John Knox Village - 508 NW Peace Parkway - Lee's Summit, Mo. - You may RSVP and pay on-line at

Mid America Chapter - AIHA - Monday - October 9th - 6 PM to 6 PM - Larry Sloan, CEO of the AIHA National Organization - Summit Hickory Pit Bar-B-Que - 1012 SE Blue Pkwy - Lee's Summit, Mo. - Contact Steve Hicks at 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 - October 5th - 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM - Distracted Driving - Sgt. Collin Stosberg, Public Information & Education Officer with Troop A of the Missouri State Highway Patrol - Builders Association Training Center - Hutton I & II - 105 W 12th Street - North Kansas City, Mo. - Please RSVP your attendance by e-mail to no later than 12 (Noon) on Monday, October 2nd, 2017.

Wichita ASSE Chapter - Monday - October 2nd - 11:30 to 1 PM - Electrical Safety with Westar Energy Electrical Trailer - Brent Cothran, HSE Manager of Westar Energy - AGC of Kansas - 765 E Second Street North - Wichita, Ks - Please RSVP at

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group - Monday - October 2nd - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Electrical Safety with Westar Energy Electrical Trailer - Brent Cothran, HSE Manager of Westar Energy - AGC of Kansas - 765 E Second Street North - Wichita, Ks -Please contact Haley Sumner at 316-945-0555 or

Mid-Missouri ASSE

Mid Missouri ASSE Chapter - Thursday - October 5th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Land of the Midnight Sun - Bethany Watson, safety consultant and owner of 365 Safety Services LLC.Missouri One Call - 824 Weathered Rock Road - Jefferson City, Mo. - Please send RSVP or questions to Bret Derrick at or call 573-808-2392.

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