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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2010

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!
CLICK HERE TO RSVP

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


National Preparedness Month 2010
September is National Preparedness Month! Americans are encouraged to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their businesses, homes and communities.

As a business you must be ready for anything. Developing a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) can help. A BCP is the least expensive insurance any company can have (especially for small companies, as it costs virtually nothing to produce). Unfortunately, many companies have never taken the time to develop such a plan.

Business Continuity Plans are sometimes referred to as Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP) and the two have much in common. However a DRP should be oriented towards recovering after a disaster whereas a BCP shows how to continue doing business until recovery is accomplished. Both are very important and are often combined into a single document for convenience.

Be prepared at home too. Go to Ready.gov and find out how.

2010-11 Safety Products Catalog

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.

Launch Online Training Center >>.

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DAYSTAR SAFETY SERVICES
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If your business is non-transportation related, has an aggregate aboveground storage capacity greater than 1,320 gallons or a completely buried storage capacity greater than 42,000 gallons, and has a reasonable expectation of a discharge into or upon navigable waters, then you must have a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan per EPA requirements. Let us help you in the gathering of information and completion of your plan. For more information contact Mark Calvert at 800-227-0787 or markc@daystarsafety.com

We can provide the following surveys free of charge.

Fall protection, hand protection, ergonomic matting, combustible/flammable storeage, emergency eyewash/showers, AEDs, personal protective equipment, first aid, permanent air monitoring, spill response, signage and identification.

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CAOHC Certification/Recertification Course

CAOHC

Day Star will be offering the CAOHC 20-hour certification and the 8-hour recertification course on September 21st-23rd, 2010 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.

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


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 http://greatplains.asse.org to register for this workshop or complete the information on the attached brochure.


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 jzey@ucmo.edu, George Popov at 660-543-4208 or
gpopov@ucmo.edu, Kate Kuhlman at 660-543-4626 or kuhlman@ucmo.edu


REGULATION NEWS & INFORMATION
 

OSHA addresses record number of egregious cases

"There's a new sheriff in town," Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis warned during her 2009 swearing-in ceremony. Following up on that warning, OSHA is aggressively enforcing its standards when employers show indifference to protecting the safety and lives of their workers. During the past year and a half, OSHA investigators have issued citations for egregious violations in 17 cases, including those involving BP Products North America, Kleen Energy and Cooperative Plus. This is more than twice as many egregious cases as were issued during the two years before the current administration took office. OSHA inspectors cite egregious violations when an employer shows multiple instances of willful and flagrant indifference to correcting workplace hazards, many of which tragically result in worker fatalities, worksite catastrophes (such as explosions or chemical releases) or large numbers of worker injuries or illnesses. "We will not tolerate this type of blatant and egregious disregard for the health and safety of workers. Employers need to know there will be consequences," said OSHA Assistant Secretary David Michaels.


New cranes and derricks rule published in Federal Register

OSHA's new rule addressing the use of cranes and derricks in construction was published in the Federal Register Aug. 9. The rule, which replaces a decades-old version based on outdated standards, will take effect Nov. 8. It addresses critically important provisions for crane operation and incorporates technological advances that will provide improved protection for about 4.8 million workers employed by 267,000 construction, crane rental and crane certification establishments.


What’s Coming: Hazardous Materials Harmonization Rule Proposed

Last week, on August 24, 2010 (at 75 FR 52070), the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) promulgated a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend the Hazardous Material Regulations (HMR) to harmonize with changes to the international standards that come into effect on January 1, 2011. PHMSA is accepting public comments on this proposal until October 25, 2010. You have until then to study the issues and tell PHMSA what you think of the changes the Agency wants to make.


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15th Annual Safety Fore Kids Golf Classic

"Swing with the Pro's to benefit the 'Safety Fore Kids' Child Passenger Safety Programs"

Safety Fore Kids

Event Info:
Monday, September 20, 2010 Registration begins at 8:30AM / Shotgun Start at 10:00AM Nicklaus Golf Club at Lionsgate - 14225 Dearborn Overland Park Kansas 66223

Tournament Format:
4 Person scramble + a retired MLB player, 3 Flights, 28 Team Field, Shotgun Start at 10:00AM. Putting, Driving & Hole in One Contests, Raffle and more.

Entry Fee:
Entry fees are $150 per player and $600 per foursome. Fees include playing with a retired major league baseball player, all greens fees, carts, tournament logo gift item and food. Singles will be matched with a team by draw.

Past Ballplayers: Jeff Montgomery, Brian McRae, Kevin Seitzer, Kevin Appier, Tom Burgmeier, Joe Azcue, Willie Aikens, Brian Holman, Bobby Randall, Rick Parker and many more.

Our Sponsors:
Dunbrooke. 810 Radio, 1510 Hot Talk, Liberty Fruit, U.S.Safety, Magid Glove, Panera, Great American Insurance, Bayer Crop Science, and Major League Baseball Players Allumni Association

For more information or a registration form go to www.SafetyCouncilMOKS.com


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Heart of America ASSE Chapter –September 13th - 12 PM to 1:30 PM - Figlio’s on the Plaza - OSHA Update - Charles Adkins - To RSVP call Holly Shores at 816-349-6639 or hshores@burnsmcd.com. You may also pay on-line at www.kc.asse.org.

Construction Safety Group of Kansas City - September 1st - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Workers Compensation BAD Cases - Fred Greenbaum with McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips (MVP) - The Builders Association - North Kansas City, Mo. - Reservation Required - To RSVP call the CSG reservation line by August 30th at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369 or contact Aaron Beisley at 816-985-7541 or aaron@randsc.com.

Mid-America Industrial Hygiene Association - September 13th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Figlio’s on the Plaza - OSHA Update - Charles Adkins - To RSVP click on aihamidamerica@live.com.

Wichita ASSE Chapter - September 13th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - ISI Building - Please RSVP to Holly Coleman at holly_coleman@hawkerbeechcraft.com.

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group - September 10th - 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 constructionsafety@isienvironmental.com.

OSHAC - Joplin - September 14th - 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 mmulhall@nsozarks.org.

OSHAC - Monett - September 21st - 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 mmulhall@nsozarks.org.

OSHAC - Springfield - September 15th - 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 mmulhall@nsozarks.org.

OSHAC - West Plains - September 8th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Primas - For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or mmulhall@nscozards.org.

OSHAC - Harrison, Ar. - September 21st - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Western Sizzlin - For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or mmulhall@nscozards.org.

OSHAC - Northwest Arkansas - September 1st - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Johnny Carino’s - Rogers, Ar. - For more information please contact Greg Knight at greg.knight@georgesinc.com or Fred Norwood at fnorwood@nhci.com

Mid-Missouri Section ASSE - September 16th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Back to Work: Promoting a Healthy Back in the Workplace - Bret Derrick, PT, OCS, CEES - China Garden - Please RSVP to George Hampton at gwhampton@gocolumbiamo.com or at 573-874-7669 by noon on September 14th.


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September 20-24, 2010
Hilton Convention Center at the Branson Landing
Branson, Missouri

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Register Online | Printable Registration Form | Exhibitor Information | Sponsorship Information

- Conference Overview Agenda
- Special Events
- Full Conference Agenda and Break Out Session Descriptions
- Complete Event Information Packet
- Corporate Safety Awards

For more information or questions contact the Safety Council at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or by email at info@nscozarks.org.

Lodging/Location Information
The conference is being held at the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel at the Branson Landing. The deadline to receive rates listed below is August 8.

200 E. Main Street, Branson, Missouri

- Driving Directions

Reservations:
Reservations may be made directly with the Hilton at 1-866-442-0959.
Conference rate for a standard room: $164 (single or double)
Triple or quad room rate: $184



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 dena.akors@dol.ks.gov or go to www.dol.ks.gov.


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26th Annual VPPPA Conference - August 23rd-26th - Orlando World Center - For more information go to www.vpppa.org.

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

National Safety Congress & Expo


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