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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2013


24th Annual Appreciation Day

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.

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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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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."

Not Healthy X-Ray

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.


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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

Download Brochure


Safety Council of the Ozarks

Respiratory Protection Program and Fit Testing Workshop
September 11-12, 2013

The special course offering is a two day program that will provide working knowledge of essential elements of a respiratory protection program.  Through lectures, case studies and hands-on activities you will receive tools needed to review, update, tailor, evaluate and manage your respiratory protection program.  Learn More

Program Agenda: The agenda is built around the key elements of the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard and lessons learned from research and users in industry, healthcare and emergency response.
Who Should Attend: The course is designed for anyone with respiratory protection responsibilities - emergency responders, safety professionals, healthcare providers, industrial hygienists, and occupational health nurses would benefit from attending this workshop.
Program Faculty: Tim Sterling, CIH,CSP, is the owner of Sterling Consulting and Novus Sterling LLC which provides professional services including safety and health program development, industrial hygiene field services, VPP guidance and technical safety and health support.  Tim is known for his dynamic approach to teaching.  In addition to his commitment to the field of industrial hygiene, he is active in his community.
Professional Points: The Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety has awarded the following: Respiratory Protection Program: 14.0 contact hours: ABIH has previously awarded 2.0 IH CM points.
To Register:  Download the Workshop Flyer and complete the registration form or contact the Safety Council of the Ozarks at info@nscozarks.org or 417-869-2121.


Sponsored By

Safety Council of the Ozarks
The Deep South Center


Electrical Workplace Safety Training

Low Voltage Qualified NFPA 70E
Electrical Workplace Safety Training
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
ST LOUIS, MO

When:
Tuesday September 10, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CDT

Where:
Hampton Inn / Sunset Hills - St Louis
1580 S Kirkwood Road
St Louis, MO 63127

Driving Directions

Low Voltage Qualified NFPA 70E is e-Hazard's practical, engaging one-day seminar on NFPA 70E and OSHA electrical safety requirements.

Course Outline
Cost of training: $350 / person

Get more information about this class - Register Now!

I can't make it
Additional training opportunities

For Assistance
Discounts for Group Reservations
Misc registration assistance
502.716.7073
register@e-Hazard.com
Terri Wettle

e-Hazard
13113 Eastpoint Park Blvd, Suite E
Louisville, KY  40223
502.716.7073


Job Safety Analysis Course
Safety & Health Council of Western Missouri & Kansas Presents
National Safety Council's Job Safety Analysis Course
0.65 CEU's applied to your NSC Advanced Safety Certificate/BCSP/AIHA

Job Safety Analysis
Develop and manage a Job Safety Analysis program for your workplace
 
Be guided step-by-step through a proven process for controlling operating hazards and costs.  You'll learn how to dissect the processes within your operation and determine the best method to eliminate or reduce associated hazards.  You'll also learn how to enlist participation from employees, supervisors and upper management.  You'll gain the tools and knowledge to implement JSA and develop efficient procedures that reduce personal injuries and operation costs.
 
During Training You Will Learn:
  • Important safety and health terminology
  • The relationship of JSA to continuous improvement in your organization
  • The safety and financial benefits of using JSA
  • How to gain support and participation in the JSA process from line employees, supervisors and upper management
  • Key requirements for a successful JSA
  • How to recognize hazards inherent in task performance
  • how to develop appropriate solutions and hazard controls
  • How to complete a JSA form correctly

Who would benefit: 
  • Safety and health managers
  • Coordinators
  • Specialists and other full-time safety practitioners
  • Safety committee members
  • Operations managers
  • Loss control managers
  • Human resources professionals
  • Anyone with safety and health responsibilities
 
Attendee Cost:
$295.00-member
$385.00-non-member

Date:  September 27, 2013
Time:  8:00am - 5:00pm


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.


Save The Date! No-Cost 3M Hearing Loss Prevention Seminar

Meet the Instructors
The course will be taught by Ted Madison Technical Service Specialist, and Laurie Wells, Board-Certified Audiologist.
We are pleased to announce that 3M will be offering a No-Cost Hearing Loss Prevention Seminar in St. Paul, MN on September 17, 2013. All expenses, including lunch, are complimentary courtesy of 3M (a $300 value!).

The course will emphasize understanding of:
  • How hearing protectors function
  • How hearing protectors are tested and rated
  • How they perform in the real world
  • How they affect employees' ability to function on their jobs
  • Read the Full Course Description

Register Now!


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Heart of America ASSE Chapter - September 16th -12:00 to 1:30 PM - Sprint Center - 1407 Grand Avenue - Kansas City, Mo.  64106 - The guest speaker is Ms. Marcia Drumm, Acting Regional Administrator for OSHA. 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 - September 4th -
- 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM - The Builders' Association Training Center - 105 West 12th Street, North Kansas City, Mo. - Open Round Table meeting - 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 - September 16th - 12:00 to 1:30 PM - Sprint Center -1407 Grand Avenue - Kansas City, Mo.  64106 - Speaker is Ms. Marcia Drumm, Acting Regional Administrator for OSHA.  Please RSVP at aihamidamerica@live.com

Wichita ASSE Chapter - September 9th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM -ISI Building - Please RSVP to Wayne Kordonowy at wayne.kordonowy@kochind.com.

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group - September 13th - 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 - September 10th -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 - September 19th -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@nscozarks.org.

SCO Safety Alliance - Springfield - September 10th - 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 - September 11th -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@nscozards.org.

SCO Safety Alliance - Harrison, Ar. - September 17th - 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@nscozards.org.

SCO Safety Alliance - Northwest Arkansas - September 4th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Johnny Carino's - Rogers, Ar. - For more information please contact Greg Knight at greg.knight@tyson.com or Fred Norwood at fred@multicraft.com

Mid-Missouri Section ASSE - September 26th - 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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CONSTRUCTION SAFETY GROUP OF KANSAS CITY
19TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT

Shoal Creek Golf Course
 
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2013
REGISTRATION: 9:00 AM TEE-OFF: 10:00 AM
COST: Early Bird Special $135.00 per player, after August 10th $150.00 per player.

Shoal Creek Golf Course
8905 Shoal Creek Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64157
Phone: 816.407.7242 Website: www.shoalcreekgolf.com

For more information or to register contact:
CONSTRUCTION SAFETY GROUP OF KANSAS CITY
720 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64106
Attn: Scarlett Barbosa
Telephone: 816.595.4130
Email: sbarbosa@buildersassociation.com
Website: www.buildersassociation.com


24th Annual - Day Star Customer Appreciation Day BBQ & Safety Fair
CATERED BY SMOKING GUNS
Friday - September 27th, 2013 - 11 AM to 1 PM
Great food!  Great fun!  Great exhibits!

Smoking Guns BBQ

Safety Fore Kids Golf Tournament
Monday - October 7th, 2013

Safety Fore Kids

Safety & Health Council of Western Missouri & Kansas 
This is our 18th Annual Golf Tournament.  We host it to raise money for our Safety Fore Kids program which gives out around 300 car seats to children who would otherwise not have them and teach their parents how to properly install and take care of them.  It is very important to get these seats to the kids so that we can keep them safe on the roadways.  The tournament will be held at Lakewood Oaks Golf Club, which is located at 651 NE Saint Andrews Circle. Lee's Summit, MO 64064. For more information call 816-842-5223 or to register go to www.safetycouncilmoks.com.



ASSE/AHMP Golf Tournament

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National Safety Council

September 29th - October 4th, 2013


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