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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2011

Once again we want to say ”Thank you” for your business and support in 2011. 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.

22nd Annual Day Star Customer Appreciation Day BBQ and Safety Expo
Mark you calendar - Hope to see you there!
Friday, September 30th - 11AM-2PM
Great food, great vendors, and great fun!
CLICK HERE TO RSVP

How do you like your hamburger? Rare, medium or well done?
How do you like your hamburger? Rare, medium or well done?



Our 2010-11 virtual catalog is now available for view 24/7 online at www.daystarsafety.net where you can also request our new 2011-12 free printed catalog for your facilities.2010-11 Safety Products Catalog


Our salesperson for Central and Southern Missouri, Cary Blaise, is no longer employed by Day Star Corporation. Please send you orders to sales@daystarsafety.com or contact Mark Calvert at 800-227-0787 x120 if you have any questions or require any additional information.


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Day Star Online Safety Training is Now Available
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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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We provide a safety prescription eyewear program that is flexible to meet the needs of your employees. After your employee obtains a current prescription, we can have an optician come onsite for measurements and fittings. Please contact us for more information.


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REGULATION NEWS & INFORMATION
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CONSTRUCTION FATALATIES ON THE DECLINE
The number of construction fatalities declined by nearly 10 percent between 2009 and 2010 and by almost 40 percent during the past five years, according to an analysis of new federal data prepared by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials pointed to an industry-wide commitment to improving workplace safety as a key reason for the safety improvements.

"This industry has made safety a top priority in good times and bad, and the new data shows those efforts are helping save lives," said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer. "But even one fatality is too many, which is why this data also serves as a somber reminder of the work that still needs to be done."

Sandherr noted that the number of construction fatalities in 2010 was 751, down from 834 in 2009 and 1,239 in 2006. He added that the number of construction fatalities was declining faster than the total amount of money invested in construction projects during the past five years. While construction spending declined by 31 percent between 2006 and 2010, the number of fatalities declined by nearly 40 percent.

The construction industry has taken a range of steps to improve workplace safety during the past two decades, Sandherr said. He said that safety planning is now considered an essential part of all pre-construction plans. Construction workers also undergo rigorous and ongoing safety training both at construction sites and within company training rooms. Many firms also now regularly participate in association-led safety stand-downs, stopping all construction activity during a particular day to hold intense safety training and drills.

The association has also worked to establish a host of safety programs and materials from which construction firms are benefitting. Sandherr cited the work the association has done to train construction workers in fall protection measures in helping cut fall fatalities from 447 in 2007 to 260 in 2010, a 42 percent decline. He added that the association offers a wide range of safety training programs and tools to construction firms across the industry.

Sandherr noted that the association remained committed to working with federal, state and local officials to continue improving workplace safety. "Nobody has a monopoly on improving workplace safety."


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Travis Johnson with Capital Electric Line Builders currently has a Site Safety Position open in Wichita Kansas. The position is for a Site Safety Coordinator for a 16-18 month project in Wichita Kansas. The project itself is a 50 miles of 345Kv Transmission Line. If anyone is interested in applying for the position please contact me by phone numbers listed below or email me at tjohnson@capitalelectric.com

SAFETY ADMINISTRATOR - VANCE BROTHERS Job Description • Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Safety / Safety Management with an overall GPA of at least 3.2 • Reports to the Safety Director • Position and office will be located at the corporate headquarters in Kansas City, MO, but some travel will be required • Ability to speak Spanish is not required, but would be a definite plus • Certification in CPR, First-Aid, & AED is not required, but would also be a plus • Implements the company safety program • Works with personnel throughout the organization to maintain a safe and healthy work environment. • Monitors the facility and processes for adherence to OSHA guidelines and the elimination of industrial accidents • Conducts incident investigations of employee accidents and near-misses including determination of root causes and action plans to prevent future similar incidents • Case management of various Workers Compensation cases • Conducts safety and health audits both in-house and on construction sites • Conducts annual OSHA required safety training of employees • Carries out inspections of various safety equipment • Involved in developing safety programs and policies for the corporation • Orders and dispenses personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as other safety equipment Interested candidates should apply by sending resumes by fax to: (816)922-8061. Resumes can also be attached to an email and sent to the following address: vbjobs@vancebrothers.com.  

APAC - Missouri & Kansas City is looking for a Specialist to assist their EHS Department in reviewing a site in Springfield, MO for process safety issues (OSHA 1910.119) as well as the development of a site specific LOTO and Confined Space program. Have you worked in the Process Safety field previously?  Do you have experience with oil and liquid asphalt terminals? If you are interested in this opportunity or know someone which might be interested, please contact: Christopher R. Schwedtmann, CSP, Operations Manager, EHS/HR Services, APAC-Missouri & Kansas City, 573-489-5444.

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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 11th-13th, 2011 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.


PMG Process Marketing Group

Innovations in Fall Protection Seminar
Capital Safety and Process Marketing Group are pleased to announce two Fall Protection Seminars in we are hosting in Wichita, KS and Fayetteville, AR.

The seminar will be a full day giving you the opportunity to pick up extensive knowledge on Fall Protection including Competent Inspector Training.  Certificates will be given out following the classes.

Download the flyer on our website:
http://www.processmarketinggroup.com/#/training-sessions

Dates:
October 18, 2011 - Wichita, KS
October 19, 2011 - Fayetteville, AR

Contact Teresa Rothanzl for more information.
Phone:  402-426-9254
E-mail:  teresa@processmarketinggroup.com
Fax: 866-208-0912



2011 Missouri Common Ground Alliance Damage Prevention & Excavation Safety Summit
The 2011 Missouri Common Ground Alliance Damage Prevention & Excavation Safety Summit will be held November 9th & 10th at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Columbia, MO. We invite you to visit the links below to register for the event. A confirmation e-mail of your selections will be sent. Your completed registration is essential so that we can adequately plan for all meals and courses. Please indicate which events you will be attending and note the assigned times for each course.

For the first time in Missouri, a conference specifically focused on damage prevention and excavation safety will give participants an opportunity to learn about practices designed to keep them safe near the utility infrastructure that crosses every corner of Missouri. Collectively, nearly 40 hours of FREE educational training, an Excavator Rodeo, a Locator Rodeo, Equipment Expo, and Tradeshow and other fun events will provide attendees with options all at NO COST! All meals, certifications, educational sessions and prizes and awards are offered free because of the generosity of our Summit Sponsors. Cash prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place finishes in each of the events for the Excavator Rodeo and for the top 3 finalists in each of the 4 divisions for the Locator Rodeo. Additionally, a high-definition television, shotgun, and rifle will be among other prizes awarded for attendance.

http://www.mocommonground.org/index.html


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Construction Safety Group of Kansas City's 17th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament
Friday, September 9th, 2011 - Winterstone Golf Course - Independence, Mo. - To register or become a sponsor, call Phil Shoemaker at 816-595-4158. A benefit for students majoring in Safety at the University of Central Missouri.

Safey Fore Kids Golf Classic

This year our Safety Fore Kids Golf classic will be held September 26th at Deer Creek Golf Club.  It is a gorgeous course located at 7000 W 133rd St, Overland Park, Kansas.  Each team will be paired up with a major league baseball legend - past players have included Jeff Montgomery, Brian McRae, Kevin Seitzer, Kevin Appier, Willie Aikens and many more.  For those of you who love golf, baseball and helping children this is a good time to put together a team.  They can come  out, have a fun filled day while supporting a good cause!    You will get the best of both worlds, an awesome course to play on and a retired major league player to talk baseball with.

Click here to link to registration.



Safety and Health Council of Western Missouri and Kansas
816-842-5223

6th Annual ASSE/AHMP Charity Golf Tournament

This is just a reminder that the Annual ASSE/AHMP Golf Tournament is coming up.  If you would like to play please register by August 19th

http://www.isienvironmental.com/golf-tournament.html


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Heart of America ASSE Chapter - September 12th - 12 PM to 1:30 PM - Annual OSHA Update - Figlio's - 206 West 46th Terrace - KCMO - 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 - No meeting due to golf tournament - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - CSG Reservation Line at 816-471-0880 x1369. For more information contact Tom Cowan at 816-985-8619 or tom.cowan@pcg.com.

AIHA Mid-America Local Section - September 12th - 12 PM - 1:30PM - Annual OSHA Update - Figlio's - 206 West 46th Terrace - KCMO -Please RSVP by September 8th at aihamidamerica@live.com.

Wichita ASSE Chapter - September 12th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - ISI Building -Please RSVP by Thursday, September 8th to Jenna Hackler at jenna.hackler@kochind.com.

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group - September 9th -11:30 AM to 1 PM - ISI Building - For more information please contact Tamara Hadley at 316-264-7050 or constructionsafety@isienvironmental.com.

OSHAC - Joplin - September 13th - 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 20th - 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 21st - 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 13th - 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 20th - 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 7th - 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 15th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Ergonomics in the Workplace - Paul Krewson - China Garden - Please RSVP by noon on September12th to George Hampton at gwhampton@gocolumbiamo.com or at 573-874-7669.


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2011 Environmental Conference - Environmental Programs That Improve A Company’s Bottom Line Presented by the Safety & Health Council of Western Missouri & Kansas

Held at Regional Police Training Academy 6885 NE Pleasant Valley Road Kansas City, MO 64119 Date: October 21, 2011 Time: 8am to 4pm

8:00am-1:00pm A Panel Discussion

Panelist Speakers
Bruce Bowers – Environmental Engineer at Harley Davidson
Rick Robson – Environmental Chemist—Sustainability at Hallmark
Mike Stanfill – Director Environmental programs at BNSF Railway
Jim Price – Environmental Attorney at Spencer, Fane and Britt
Noelle Morris – Program Director at Bridging the Gap

1:00pm—2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm—2:30pm Travel to Harley Davidson
2:30pm—4:00pm An Environmental tour of Harley Davidson

Attendee Cost: $50.00
Vendor Cost: 1 Person $50.00 Each additional Person $50.00

For more information or to register go to www.safetycouncilmoks.com



62nd Annual Kansas Safety and Health Conference - October 4th-7th, 2011 - Capitol Plaza Hotel - Manor Conference Center - 1717 SW Topeka Blvd - Topeka, KS 66612 - For more information you may contact Dena Ackors at 785-296-4386 or dena.ackors@dol.ks.gov


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Jazzin Up Safety

27th Annual National VPPPA Conference
WHERE: New Orleans, LA; Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
WHEN: August 29-September 1, 2011
HOT TOPIC: Economic and political trends affecting safety equipment industry

HOW TO REGISTER: Visit www.secure.vpppa.org, or call 407-238-4070.

CONTACT INFO: The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association, Inc. (VPPPA)v 7600-E Leesburg Pike, Suite 100
Falls Church, VA 22043-2004
(703) 761-1146
(703) 761-1148 Fax
Admininstration@vpppa.org
www.vpppa.org.


National Safety Congress Expo

National Safety Congress & Expo - October 31st - November 2nd, 2011 - Philadelphia - For more information go to www.nsc.org.


PCIH 2011

AIHA - PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE on INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE - November 5th-8th, 2011 - Baltimore, Md. - For more information go to pcih@aiha.org


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