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Once again we want to say "Thank you" for your business and support in 2016.  For over 35 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.

Customer Appreciation Day 2016

SAVE THE DATE - 27TH Annual Day Star Customer Appreciation Day BBQ & Safety Fair is scheduled for Friday, September 30th, at our facility from 11am to 1pm. You can RSVP by clicking here.

Smokin' Guns BBQ


We can now provide a Confined Space Standby Rescue Team.  Rescue Teams provide a cost savings alternative to maintaining equipment and personnel for an onsite team. Our Rescue Teams provide emergency retrieval systems, supplied air units, personal protective equipment and medical trauma kits for potential rescue in IDLH atmospheres. Rescue personnel monitor all activities inside and outside the space to ensure a safe confined-space entry.  A 2-man trained rescue team with equipment is $175.00 per hour.  Contact Mark Calvert at 816-221-3230 x120 or for more information.

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We can now provide MDNR Operator Renewal Training for drinking water, distribution and wastewater operators. Contact Mark Calvert at 816-221-3230 x120 or for more information.

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We have been providing Arc Flash Hazard Analysis and labels along with 2015 NFPA 70E, OSHA and NEC training. Contact Mark Calvert at 816-221-3230 x120 or for more information.

Arc Flash and Shock Hazard Label


We can now provide assistance in getting your company set up and approved with ISNetworld.  Contact Mark Calvert at 816-221-3230 x120 or

ISN Collect. Verify. Connect.


Carhartt Announces Voluntary Recall of FR Sweatshirts
"Test results indicate inconsistencies in the performance ratings of some FR garments and they may not currently meet the requirements of NFPA 2112 and NFPA 70E" Carhartt has not received any reports of injuries or product failures, these garments remain in the same ATPV Level 3 protective category (27 cal/cm2 v.34 cal/cm2).

List of the affected garments:

  1. FRK127 - Crewneck Pull Over Sweatshirt
  2. FRK007 - Heavyweight Zip Front Hooded Sweatshirt
  3. FRK006 - Heavyweight Hooded Pullover Sweatshirt
  4. 101951 - Klondike Hooded Sweatshirt
  5. 101702 - Thermal Lined Sweatshirt
  6. 101700 - Striped Klondike Sweatshirt
  7. 101247 - Klondike Sweatshirt
  8. 101203 - Heavyweight Klondike Sweatshirt
  9. 100647 - Thermal Lined Full Zip Sweatshirt
Carhartt is recommending Styles 101576 and 101577 as the replacements for FRK006 and FRK007.

Please contact Carhartt's Special Customer Service Line:  (866) 698-1125 Monday-Friday for returns and refunds



NIOSH's Engineering Controls Database can help employers reduce risk of workplace illnesses and injuries

Hierarchy of Controls

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's new Engineering Controls Database provides information on effective engineering controls that can protect workers by eliminating or reducing hazardous conditions. It is based on a hierarchy of controls ranked in order of effectiveness. Well-designed engineering controls can be highly effective in protecting workers and frequently lower operating costs over the longer term. The database can be searched by occupation or work process to find a solution that may work to control the exposure in your workplace.


OSHA Fines Increase by as-much-as 78%
Earlier this month the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) increased the maximum penalty by 78% for the first time in 25 years.

The new penalties took effect on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Any citations issued by OSHA on or after this date will be subject to the new penalties if the related violations occurred after November 2, 2015.

Here’s what the changes look like dollar-wise:

OSHA Fine Increases

Adjustment to Penalties
To provide guidance to OSHA field staff on the implementation of the new penalties, OSHA issued revisions to its Field Operations Manual. To address the impact of these penalty increases on smaller businesses, OSHA will continue to provide penalty reductions based on the size of the employer and other factors.

State Plan States
States that operate their own Occupational Safety and Health Plans are required to adopt maximum penalty levels that are at least as effective as Federal OSHA's.

For More Assistance
OSHA's On-site Consultation Program provides professional, high-quality, individualized assistance to small businesses at no cost.

OSHA also has compliance assistance specialists in most of their 85 Area Offices across the nation who provide robust outreach and education programs for employers and workers.

To read more about these changes please visit, here more detailed information can be obtained on how these increases could impact you.



CAOHC Course

CAOHC Certification/Recertification Course
Day Star will be offering the CAOHC 20-hour certification and the 8-hour recertification course on October 25th-27th, 2016 for those individuals performing audiometric testing.  For more information or to register you may call 800-747-1401 oror go online to and click on Training Classes.



2016 Halo Tour

We are hitting the road very soon!! Join us on the 2016 HALO TOUR debuting in 11 cities across the Midwest. This is your time to sharpen your Fall Protection and Ladder Safety Skills. The day will consist of Fall Protection 101; Equipment Inspection; Rescue Techniques, as well as Ladder Safety & Inspection.

Class sizes will be limited so sign up early!!

City Date
Chicago, IL August 2
Milwaukee, WI August 3
Little Rock, AR August 23
Tulsa, OK August 24
Kansas City, MO August 25
Omaha, NE September 13
Cedar Rapids, IA September 14
St. Louis, MO September 15
Sioux Falls, SD October 4
Fargo, ND October 5
Minneapolis, MN October 6

Cost: $199 per person (includes lunch)

For more information or to sign up, go to

Download 2016 HALO Tour Flyer

Questions please contact Teresa Rothanzl:
phone: 402-426-9254

2016 Halo Tour Sponsors


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Kansas City Class September 13 & 14, 2016!

Save 25-45% using the discount promo codes
Kansas City Competent Fall Protection Class

 Register Early for Kansas City September 2016 for best prices

Want a discount?  Use the promo code at checkout when you pay online use promo code "EARLYBIRD" for 30% discount first 15 to pay until Aug 5, 2016 ($490)

Several Discounts for registering early, groups of 3/more, or recertification $700 per person (or use promo code to receive significant discounts)

Get your promo code at our website or Email Mark directly to inquire

Just visit our website for promo code
Sign up early to receive the best discounts

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Heart of America Chapter - ASSE - September 9th - 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM - OSHA Update by Todd Sieleman, KC Acting Area Director of OSHA - Reardon Civic Center - McCarthy Gallery Room - 520 Minnesota Avenue - Kansas City, Kansas - You may RSVP and pay on-line at

Construction Safety Group of Kansas City - September 9th - 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM - OSHA Update by Todd Sielman, KC Acting Area Director of OSHA – Reardon Civic Center - 520 Minnesota Avenue - McCarthy Gallery Room – Kansas City, Kansas.  Please RSVP by 12 PM on September 5th by calling the CSG reservation line at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369 or contact Steve Ratliff, Secretary/Recorder at

Wichita ASSE Chapter - September 12th - 11:30 to 1 PM - ISI Environmental Inc - 215 S Laura St - Wichita, Ks - Please RSVP to Brent Cothran at

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group – September 9th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Buffet City - Plaza West Shopping Center - Wichita, Ks - For more information please contact Haley Sumner at 316-945-0555 or

Mid-Mo ASSE September Meeting 2016
We have decided to piggy back onto HRACM's September meeting since the topic is Workers Compensation. Please see below:

September Program: Terri Sweeten, Missouri Employers Mutual - Worker's Compensation

Date: September 13, 2016, 8:00am - 9:30am
Organizer: Human Resources Association of Central Missouri
Location: Stoney Creek Inn, 2601 S Providence Rd, Columbia, MO 65203
Price: $15 for HRACMO members, $20 for non-members
Event Type: Monthly Meeting

Presented by Terri Sweeten - MEM - Worker's Compensation

This program has been approved for 1.5 general credit hours by HRCI.

RSVP Online via our online registration process on our website at, click on the tab for Meetings & Events, then click on the link on the left hand side to register online.

Pay Online via our online payment portal at

Early Bird Rates are $15.00 for HRACMO members and $20.00 for non-members. Each registration rate increases by $5.00 if received after 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2016. Cancellations must occur at this time or payment is expected. You may substitute someone else.


21st Safety Fore Kids Lakewood Oaks Golf


Friday – September 23rd, 2016

Shoal Creek Golf Course – 8905 Shoal Creek Parkway – Kansas City, MO

Check-In at 9AM – Tee Time 10AM – Early Bird $135 per player – After August 15th $150.00 per player – For more information contact Scarlett Barbosa @ 816.421.1385 or call 816.595.4130 or

67th Annual Kansas Safety & Health Conference
Double Tree by Hilton, Wichita Airport
October 18th-21st, 2016



National Safety Council - Anaheim 2016

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