April 2012 Minutes
SHARP/VPP Meeting Minutes
April 20, 2012
Quinton Simison, BASF
Mary Walter, DOL OSHA
Maranda Lisko, Producers Rice Mill
David Hodges, Producers Rice Mill
Deanna Dykes, Calion Lumber Co.
Micki Wilbur, Riggs Cat
Brian Maxwell, Cintas
Jake Bowers, Welspun
Arlie Bradlury, Welspun
Melissa Mayer, G4S
Denise Whittaker, Siplast
Tim Gibson, Welspun
Lester Allen, Cintas
Kortney Atchley, Cintas
Marc Kelly, Cintas
Sara Alvey, Potlatch Corp.
Mike Taylor, Ashland, Inc
Rusty Griffin, Cameron Valve
David Stagg, Guest
Elizabeth Nealy, Cintas
Clark Thomas, ADOL
Kim Fischer, ADOL
Tonia Cooper, ADOL
Milana Dennis, ADOL
Juanita Matlock, ADOL
Clark Thomas welcomed the group to the Arkansas Department of Labor and gave apologies for James Salkeld and Ed House not attending. Clarkturned the meeting over to Quinton Simison.
A copy of the minutes was distributed and reviewed by everyone present. While reviewing the minutes everyone present gave a brief introduction. The minutes were approved with changes to the Speaker for today’s meeting. Andy Kelloms had an emergency and will be rescheduled at some future date.
Kim Fischer of ADOL reviewed parts of the Health and Safety Assessment- Form 33, with question and answers on each point. There are 7 key areas evaluated during the process; 1) Hazard anticipation and detection, 2) Hazard Prevention and Control, 3) Planning and Evaluation, 4) Administration and Supervision, 5) Safety and Health Training, 6) Management Leadership, 7) Employee Participation.
Kim discussed the Employee Participation section of the form (items 50 – 55) which deals with effective processes to involve employees in safety and health policy, resource allocation, training and hazard detection activities. She also discussed the first 3 items in the Administration and Supervision section (items 26 – 28) which requires all safety and health program tasks be assigned to a person or position for performance or coordination, that the responsibility is clearly communicated and that an accountability mechanism be included with each responsibility.
Conference themes were discussed; both past themes and potential new ones. Some examples were: The Road to Safety; Keeping Employees Safe; Putting Employees First, Putting Employee Safety First; Working in Harmony (in keeping with Globalization); Protecting our Diamonds in the Workplace (smiling employees); Driving Safety to Another Level. Quinton asked the committee to be thinking of a theme for this conference with the idea that employees are our “diamonds” and perhaps our capital, and their safety is of prime importance.
A Keynote Speaker is still needed, as Walt Coleman has not responded to a number of messages left by Lester Allen. New suggestions for motivational speakers are television personalities Craig O’Neill and Tom Brannon of KTHV (Today’s THV), Todd Yacobien of KATV inLittle Rockand Wildman Steve Wilson of Game and Fish Commission. Les Miles was also mentioned.
The deadline for the Sharley Pettit Award nomination is the June Meeting. The form includes 3 years statistical information.
Lester Allen, of Cintas said he would locate the acrylic flame trophy and pay for it.
Denise Whittaker of Siplast will handle the door prizes. Jake Bowers, with Welspun, left a $100 gift card for Walmart with Milana. Start bringing door prize at the next meeting.
The letter of invitation to attend the conference will be ready by the June meeting. Kelly Olivier and Mark Howell will draft the letter.
To defray the cost of the conference and keep expenses down, Quinton asked for sponsors. If you can sponsor a break or a portion thereof, send your name, pledged amount and what it is to be used for to Milana Dennis, firstname.lastname@example.org at the Arkansas Department of Labor. Any amount will be appreciated and the average contribution is $200 to $300.
Some sponsors did speak up and make a pledge: Cameron, Cintas, Producers Rice, Anthony Forest Products, Calion Lumber, G4S,Ashland, BASF, Potlatch andZeroMtn.
There is no meeting in May. The next meeting is June 15 and will be hosted by Cameron and the topic will be employee wellness as well as the September conference.
An EEOC compliant was filed by employee because his company restricted the employee from driving a Lift Truck due to prescription medications. One of the questions left unresolved from this issue was, are there any legal requirements for an employee to report prescription medication use that may affect ability to operate lift trucks?
Meeting adjourned by Quinton.