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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2014

Once again we want to say "Thank you" for your business and support in 2014. 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.


Have a Safe and Happy Labor Day

Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right - Henry Ford

SAVE THE DATE – FRIDAY – OCTOBER 10TH, 2014
25TH ANNUAL DAY STAR CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY
BBQ & SAFETY FAIR – 11 AM – 1 PM



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REGULATION NEWS & INFORMATION



OSHA issues new directive to keep communication tower workers safe: new citations issued to protect workers

OSHA has updated its Communication Tower directive (*PDF) regarding the use of hoist systems used to move workers to and from workstations on communication towers. This follows an alarming increase in preventable injuries and fatalities at communication tower work sites. More fatalities occurred in this industry in 2013 than in the previous two years combined. This disturbing trend appears to be continuing, with nine worker deaths occurring so far in 2014.

Communication Tower Directive

The directive outlines the proper use of hoist and other fall arrest systems, includes detailed information on how to hoist people safely and updates a 2002 enforcement policy, which only covered the hoisting of workers to workstations during new tower erection activities. The updated policy covers any work on a communication tower - including both maintenance and new construction - that involves the use of a hoist to lift workers from one elevated workstation to another. For more information, see the news release.

In addition, OSHA has issued a number of recent citations to companies who are endangering tower workers. Recently, OSHA cited Ohio-based Morlan Enterprises with willful and serious safety violations after its workers were expected to free climb a 195-foot tower without adequate fall protection. For more information, see the news release.

In a separate incident, OSHA cited a West Virginia cell tower company for safety hazards following a tower collapse in February that seriously injured two workers and claimed the lives of two employees and a volunteer firefighter. While making modifications to an existing cellular communication tower, the tower collapsed while the employees were removing diagonal bracing. S and S Communication Specialists was cited for two serious workplace violations for directing employees to remove diagonal structural members on communication towers without using temporary braces or supports, and for allowing employees to be tied off to bracing that was not capable of supporting at least 5,000 pounds. For more information, see the news release.


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MANUFACTURER NEWS & INFORMATION

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We are proud to announce that we are now an authorized distributor for BW Technologies by Honeywell, a manufacturer of portable gas detection equipment.

BW Technologies by Honeywell


arrow TRAINING & EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

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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 28-30, 2014 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.

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Golf Cart

The Construction Safety Group of Kansas City's 20th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Shoal Creek Golf Course
8905 Shoal Creek Parkway
Kansas City, Mo.  64157

Check-in at 9 am
Tee time at 10 am

Flyer/Registration Form
Sponsorship Opportunities


19th Safety Fore Kids

Golf Tournament Registration Form


Safety & Health Council of Western Missouri and Kansas

Awards Luncheon September


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arrow SAFETY & HEALTH MEETINGS FOR SEPTEMBER 2014

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Heart of America ASSE Chapter - September 8th - 12:00 to 1:30 PM - Roundtable with Region 7 OSHA - Midwest Public Risk - 19400 E Valley View Pkwy - Independence, Mo. - 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 8th- 12:00 to 1:30 PM - Roundtable with Region 7 OSHA - Midwest Public Risk - 19400 E Valley View Pkwy - Independence, Mo. - Please RSVP by calling the CSG reservation line at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369 or contact Tom Ruzicka, Secretary/Recorder at truzicka@deltaservices.com.

AIHA Mid-America Local Section - September 8th - 12:00 to 1:30 PM - Roundtable with Region 7 OSHA - Midwest Public Risk - 19400 E Valley View Pkwy - Independence, Mo. - Please RSVP at aihamidamerica@live.com.

Wichita ASSE Chapter - September 8th -12 to 1:30 PM- Please RSVP by Thursday, May 30th, to Wayne Kordonowy at wayne.kordonowy@kochind.com.

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group - September 12th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Why Assessments Are an Essential Tool for the Hiring Manager -Two Brothers BBQ - For more information please contact Tamara Hadley at 316-264-7050 or constructionsafety@isienvironmental.com.

SCO Safety Alliance - Joplin - September 9th -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 18th -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 9th - 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 10th -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 16th - 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 3rd - 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 25th - 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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65th Safety and Health Conference
KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF LABOR


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2014 National Safety Council Congress and Expo

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