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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2011

Once again we want to say ”Thank you” for your business and support in 2010. 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.

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Snow belongs on the mountains, not on the streets!!!

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

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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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Are you up to date with your Labor Relations Posters? We can help you with the Combo State, Federal & OSHA Labor Law Posters in English or Spanish along with your USERRA and Sexual Harassment Posters. As an employer you are required to post and keep posted this information in a conspicuous place at your establishment. Listed below are individual free posters that can be printed from the United Stated Department of Labor website. For large 40” x 27” combo or individual laminated posters give us a call.

* Job Safety & Health

* Equal Employment Opportunity

* Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) — Minimum Wage

* Employee Right for Workers with Disabilities/Special Minimum Wage Poster

* Family & Medical Leave

* USERRA — Veteran Rights

* Federal Construction Contracts (Davis-Bacon)

* Construction Contracts

* Employee Polygraph Protection

* Migrant & Seasonal Agricultural Workers

* Federal Contractor Posters


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Manufacturer News
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Zefon International, a manufacturer and worldwide distributor of sampling equipment and media, has acquired the Sampling Pump and Cassette product lines from Mine Safety Appliances (MSA). The acquisition includes the Escort® Sampling Pump, Gemini® Twin Port Sampler, respirable dust cyclone, sampling cassettes and accessories. MSA’s sampling pumps and cassettes are widely used in the mining industry and currently, the Escort ELF sampling pump, along with the cyclone and coal dust cassettes are the only approved products for use in coal mine dust sampling. Day Star is now a distributor for Zefon International.

Honeywell Safety Products was notified by their supplier, TRIAD GROUP, that they have stopped production and initiated a recall of all alcohol prep pads. Honeywell is instituting the following actions to minimize delivery impact to our customers.

Some of these recalled alcohol prep pads were sold by North as First Aid products. Additionally, some North First Aid Kits may contain the recalled alcohol prep pads. An updated list of part numbers and other information for the recalled alcohol prep pads and North First Aid Kits that contain recalled alcohol prep pads is available by visiting the following link: http://www.hspdistributorinfo.com/wipes.html

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REGULATION NEWS & INFORMATION
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REMINDER – Your 2010 OSHA Form 300A Summary of Work Related Injuries and Illnesses must be posted by February 1st through April 30th, 2011.

REMINDER – Your Tier II chemical inventory report must be received by March 1st.

OSHA withdraws proposed interpretation on occupational noise and examines other approaches to prevent work-related hearing loss
OSHA announced Jan. 19 that it is withdrawing its proposed interpretation titled "Interpretation of OSHA's Provisions for Feasible Administrative or Engineering Controls of Occupational Noise." The interpretation would have clarified the term "feasible administrative or engineering controls" as used in OSHA's noise standard. The proposed interpretation was published in the Federal Register Oct. 19, 2010.

"Hearing loss caused by excessive noise levels remains a serious occupational health problem in this country," said OSHA Assistant Secretary David Michaels in a news release. "However, it is clear from the concerns raised about this proposal that addressing this problem requires much more public outreach and many more resources than we had originally anticipated. We are sensitive to the possible costs associated with improving worker protection and have decided to suspend work on this proposed modification while we study other approaches to abating workplace noise hazards."

These efforts include conducting a thorough review of submitted comments and any other information OSHA receives on this issue; holding a meeting on preventing occupational hearing loss open to employers, workers, and noise control and public health professionals; consulting with experts from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the National Academy of Engineering; and initiating a vigorous effort to provide enhanced technical information and guidance on the many inexpensive, effective engineering controls for dangerous noise levels.

OSHA temporarily withdraws proposed column for reporting work-related musculoskeletal disorders
OSHA announced Jan. 25 that it has temporarily withdrawn from review by the Office of Management and Budget its proposal to restore a column for work-related musculoskeletal disorders on employer injury and illness logs. OSHA has taken this action to seek greater input from small businesses on the impact of the proposal. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, MSDs accounted for 28 percent of all reported workplace injuries and illnesses requiring time away from work in 2009.

OSHA and the U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy will jointly hold a meeting to engage and listen to small businesses about the agency's proposal. See the news release 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 March 14th-16th, 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.

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Heart of America ASSE Chapter - February 14th - 12 PM to 1:30 PM - City of Kansas City Regional Police Academy - 6885 NE Pleasant Valley Road - Kansas City, Mo. - 816-413-3500 - The Speaker will be Brian Wilson who will be discussing the new DOT “CSA” Initiative - 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 - February 14th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - City of Kansas City Regional Police Academy - 6885 NE Pleasant Valley Road - Kansas City, Mo. - 816-413-3500 - The Speaker will be Brian Wilson who will be discussing the new DOT “CSA” Initiative - Please RSVP by Friday, February 11th by calling the CSG reservation line at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369 or contact Tom Cowan at 816-985-8619 or tom.cowan@pcg.com.

AIHA Mid-America Local Section - No meeting in December - 6-8:45 PM - Manny’s Restaurante - Kansas City, Mo. - Dr. Chitaranjan Saran, PhD, PE, CPE, CHCM will speak on what he and other participants learned and observed at The 5th China International Forum on Work Safety, Beijing and about his presentation topic: SHEEP (Safety, Health, Ergonomics, and Environmental Protection) Systems. Please RSVP by Friday, January 7th at aihamidamerica@live.com.

Wichita ASSE Chapter - February 7th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - ISI Building - Kristy Hoffman - The Arnold Group - A Human Resource Compamy Topic - Personal Marketing of the Safety Professional - Please RSVP by Monday, February 7th to Jenna Hackler at jenna.hackler@kochind.com.

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group - February 11th - 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 constructionsafety@isienvironmental.com.

OSHAC - Joplin - February 8th - 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.

OSHA - Monett - February 15th - 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 - February 16th - 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 - February 9th - 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. - February 15th - 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 - February 2nd - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Western Sizzlin - Springdale, Ar. - For more information please contact Greg Knight at greg.knight@georgesinc.com or Fred Norwood at fnorwood@nhci.com

Mid-Missouri Section ASSE - February 24th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - China Garden - Please RSVP by noon on February 22nd to George Hampton at gwhampton@gocolumbiamo.com or at 573-874-7669.


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2nd Annual Builders Association Midwest Construction Safety Conference & Annual Safety Excellence Awards Breakfast - March 3rd & 4th, 2011 - Adams Pointe Conference Center - Blue Springs, Missouri - For more information go to www.buildersassociation.com

2011 ASSE / AIHA Professional Development Conference (PDC) - April 1st, 2011 - MCC Business & Technology College - Kansas City, Missouri - You can register and pay online at www.kc.asse.org For more information you may contact Keith Rosenblum at 816-977-8145 or krosenblum@lockton.com

Mid-America Safety, Health & Environmental Conference and Expo - May 11th-13th, 2011 - Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel at Branson Landing in Branson, Missouri - For more information go to www.nscozarks.org.

2011 Nebraska Safety Council Conference & Exposition - Learning-Connecting-Leadership - April 20th-21st, 2011 - The Cornhusker Marriott Hotel - Lincoln, Nebraska - For more information call 402-483-2511 or go to www.nesafetycouncil.org

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National Safety Congress Expo

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


ASSE 100 Years

ASSE’s 100th Anniversary Celebration - June 12th-15th, 2011

SAFETY 2011 will include special events and displays that will celebrate the American Society of Safety Engineers' 100th Anniversary. Founded in 1911, the Society was formed in the wake of tragic events such as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. Join ASSE and the thousands of Safety 2011 attendees in this commemoration of 100 years of dedicated service to workplace safety and health. For more information go to www.asse.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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