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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 2009!!!

20th Annual Day Star Customer Appreciation Day BBQ & Safety Expo
Friday, October 2nd, 11 AM – 2 PM
Great food, fellowship, and exhibits!!!!

Virtual Catalog Our new 2009 virtual catalog is now available for view 24/7 on line at where you can also request a free printed catalog for your facilities.

NEW!! Online Stock And Custom Sign Catalog
We have added a comprehensive on line stock and custom sign catalog at our website. Just go to

OSHA Establishes “Watch List” to Strengthen Integrity of
Outreach Training Program — 08/06/2009
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), in an effort to crack down on fraudulent trainers, is continuing to strengthen the integrity of its 36-year-old Outreach Training Program by publishing an “Outreach Trainer Watch List” of those who have had their trainer authorizations either revoked or suspended.

OSHA recently conducted an undercover investigation as part of its heightened effort to address fraudulent activity by trainers authorized through the OSHA Outreach Training Program. The investigation of a 10-hour course conducted by Don Barker, environmental health and safety director for Thor Construction in Las Vegas, revealed several examples of failure to comply with program guidelines. Barker’s infractions included submitting falsified information regarding the instructional time spent on the topics, failing to collect and retain required documentation and inappropriately advising students not to contact OSHA to report hazards.

OSHA revoked Barker’s Outreach Training authorization after he declined to appeal the decision and his name has been added to the “Watch List” on OSHA’s Web site. The “Watch List,” available at, will be updated weekly. OSHA is monitoring training programs and has provided a hotline at 847-297-4810 for individuals to file complaints about fraud and abuse.

“Trainers who fail to provide appropriate safety training will pay a stiff price for their fraudulent behavior,” said Jordan Barab, acting assistant secretary of labor for OSHA. “A tighter record control procedure has been instituted requiring trainers to sign their reports and certify the class was conducted in accordance with OSHA's guidelines. Trainers face civil and criminal penalties under federal law if reports or certifications are found to have been falsified.”

Trainers are authorized by completing a one-week OSHA trainer course through an OSHA Training Institute Education Center. The trainers are then eligible to teach 10-hour programs that provide basic information to workers and employers about workplace hazards and OSHA, and 30-hour courses in construction, maritime, and general industry safety and health hazards.

The voluntary Outreach Training Program has grown to a national network of more than 16,000 independent trainers eligible to teach workers and employers about workplace hazards and provide OSHA 10-hour course completion cards. The program's success has prompted some states and cities to legislate a requirement that workers complete training to earn an OSHA 10-hour card as a condition of employment.

Are you aware that we can provide on-site qualitative and quantitative respirator fit testing along with a complete respirator protection program. Just give us a call and we can discuss the details.

CAOHC Certification/Recertification Course.

Day Star will be offering the CAOHC 20-hour certification and the 8-hour recertification course on November 17th-19th, 2009 for those individuals performing audiometric testing. For more information or to register you may call 800-747-1401 or go online to

Fall Protection Seminars

Process Marketing Group and Capital Safety is sponsoring two one day Fall Protection Training Seminars in Springdale, Ar. (October 6th) at the Holiday Inn & Northwest Arkansas Convention Center and in Little Rock, Ar. (October 7th) at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. There will be four concurrent sessions that will cover a review of the ANSI Z359 standards, horizontal lifelines, self retracting lifelines and soft goods, anchor points, rescue procedures and confined space retrieval, and competent inspector certification. COC points are available. Seminar fee is $89.00 per person which includes continental breakfast and lunch. Visa and Mastercard accepted. For more information or to register please contact Teresa Rothanzl at 800-878-1309 or at

2009 Safety Science Symposium: Toxicology Overview: Its Importance For OSHE Professionals

When: November 6, 2009; 7:30 am- 4:30 pm
Where: University of Central Missouri
Ed Elliott Union, Rooms 237 A & Bv Warrensburg, Missouri 64093
Registration deadline: October 31, 2009

Questions or for Information contact:
John Zey,
Kate Kuhlman,
Georgi Popov,

14TH Annual Safety Fore Kids Golf Classic – October 5th, 2009 – Nicklaus Golf Club at Lions Gate – Auction/Reception – Overland Park Marriott – October 4th, 2009 – For more information contact Kathy Zents or Beverly Smith at 816-842-5223 or

Heart of America ASSE Chapter – October 19th – Workers Compensation Benchmark & Best Practices –Islamorado Fish company (Bass Pro Shop – Olatha) –12 PM to 1:30 PM –To RSVP call Brittany Ohlemeyer at 816-231-5580 ext 441 or You may also pay on-line at

Construction Safety Group of Kansas City – October 7th – OSHA Recordkeeping – 11:30 AM to 1 PM – Builders Association – To RSVP call the CSG reservation line at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369 or contact Aaron Beisley at 816-985-7541 or

Mid-America Industrial Hygiene Association – No Meeting in October

Wichita ASSE Chapter – October 5th – ISI Building –Please RSVP to Holly Coleman at

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group – October 9th – 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

OSHAC – Joplin – October 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

OSHAC – Monett – October 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

OSHAC – Springfield – October 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

OSHAC – West Plains – October 14th –11:30 AM to 1 PM – West Plains Country Club – For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or

Mid-Missouri Section ASSE – October 22nd – 11:30 AM to 1 PM – China Garden – Please RSVP to Kate Berry at or 573-474-7066 x140.

60th Annual Kansas Safety & Health Conference – Hyatt Regency – Wichita, Kansas – October 13th-16th, 2009 – For more information contact Kansas Department of Labor at 785-296-4386 or go to

38th Annual Iowa Governor’s Safety & Health Conference – Cedar Rapids Marriott – Cedar Rapids, Iowa – November 4th -5th, 2009 – For more information call 515-281-8067 or go to

Nation Safety Congress & Expo – October 23rd – 30th, 2009 – Orange County Convention Center – Orlando, Florida – For more information go to

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