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2010 Meeting Minutes for monthly Arkansas SHARP/VPP meetings.


December 2010 Minutes

Quinton Simison   quinton.simison@basf.com

Justin Hayes        Justin.hayes@nucor.com

Kim Fischer         fischer.kim@dol.gov

Todd Franks        ustf@icopal.com

Denise Whittaker usdha@icopal.com

Jim Steinmitz      jsteinmitz@langstonbag.com

Sondra Bond      sbond@lomanco.com

Mark Howell       mark.t.howell@pepseco.com

Jim Pumphrey    Pumphrey.jim@dol.gov

Donna Cullison   dcullison@signsystems1.com

Clark Thomas     thomas.clark@dol.gov

Mary Walter        walter.mary@dol.gov

Jackie Hern         jackie.hern@itwshippers.com

Juanita Matlock   juanita.matlock@arkansas.gov

Carlos Reynolds   reynolds.carlos@dol.gov


December 2, 2010

SHARP/VPP Meeting:

The meeting was called to order by Quinton Simison.

The group discussed the date and location for the 2011 7th SHARP/VPP Conference. It was suggested that we look at going back to the Holiday Inn Airport. The date given was September 15, 2011. (Call and confirm the date with the Holiday Inn)

Registration Fee: Doing pre-registration if you register 15 employees and only 12 attend you will be charged for the 15 you pre-registered. (The extra (missing persons) are resulting in an excessive cost with the catering provider. We are charged by the amount of people we tell them that will be attending the conference. if we have less than what we guaranteed, the price is still the same).

Motivational Speaker: if you have a speaker that you would like to speak to the group at no cost to the Association. Submit names too Clark or Quinton.

Clark suggested that we form a Committee for a speaker and location. (If a different location is desired than the Holiday Inn)

2011 Scheduled Monthly meeting:

Dates Topic/Person Responsible for Speaker
January 28, 2011 ADOL and OSHA (topic Regulatory changes)
February 18, 2011 Chris Beason,ZeroMountain
March 18, 2011 Quinton Simison, BASF
April 15, 2011 Mark Howell, Frito Lay
June 17, 2011 Andy Kelloms, Dassault Falcon Jet
July 15, 2011
August 19, 2011 Todd Franks, Siplast

It was also suggested that articles be written about the Association and placed in the Department of Labor WorkWise newspaper.

The next meeting will be January 28, 2011 at Arkansas Department of Labor, 10:00 a.m.

Mark Your Calendars to Attend the Regional Conference






October 2010 Minutes

SHARP/VPP Association Meeting Minutes – October 15, 2010


1.  Clarkgave an overview to the association regarding changes to the 1908 regulations which govern consultation activities.  Some changes noted included:

** Size limitation for SHARP sites where those that are larger employers

** Critical inspections can be made even on SHARP sites (i.e. national emphasis programs or targeted locations, etc.) These critical inspections could be any area deemed necessary by the Assistant Secretary of Labor.

** Referrals

This would allow OSHA to receive referrals by individuals like city engineers or safety professionals.  Then, the federal office could proceed to a compliance visit.

** Length of SHARP certificates

The SHARP sites will only have a one year duration time frame.  Currently, SHARP sites receive a  two -three year duration to participate on


2.  TheArkansasDepartment of Labor (ADOL) will sponsor a seminar on November 10th for grain industry facilities. The session will be presented by ADOL, and OSHA Area Offices fromArkansasandOklahoma. This training will take place inSpringdale,ARat theJonesCenter.  Training provided will cover 1910.272 requirements, combustible dust, lockout/tagout hazards, as well as, other OSHA issues important to that industry.

3.  The association discussed issues connected with the annual conference (i.e. concerns about meals, breaks, sessions, meeting rooms and the overall  conference).  The group discussed the pros and cons of the entire conference.

4.  Evaluations from the SHARP/VPP conference were discussed. There were 159 participants and 92 evaluations were turned in for review.  Good comments were received in these evaluations, and many conference participants elaborated on the questions they answered. The group discussed the cost to attend the conference, as well as, concerns regarding the breaks, locations of activities, etc. The group reviewed what changes they would like to see in preparing for the next conference.

5.  Everyone was invited to attend the Regional Conference Planning Meeting on December 2, 2010 at theLittle RockWastewaterDistributionCenter. The SHARP Association will meet that same day and at the same location at 9:30 a.m.


July 2010 Minutes

Arkansas SHARP/VPP Meeting Minutes July 16, 2010



Quinton Simison, BASF,West   Memphis

Dennis Sullivan, Bosch,West Memphis

Deanna Dykes, Calion Lumber, Calion

LaShonda Daniels, ADOL,Little Rock

Joe Jenko,Ashland,Jacksonville

Mark Howell, Frito Lay,Jonesboro

C. Lynn Powell, PBCDF, White Hall

Don Long, PBCDF, White Hall

Kim Fischer, ADOL,Little   Rock

Denise Whittaker, Siplast, Arkadelphia

Raymond Culp, Potlatch,Warren

Andy Kelloms, Falcon Jet,Little Rock

Lea Ann Shivers, GP Studmill, Crossett

Ed Phillips, GP Studmill, Crossett

Pat Burge, AWCC,Little   Rock

Juanita Matlock, ADOL,Little   Rock

Greg Hill, Lo’ Real, NLR

Ann Butler, Interstate Sign,Little Rock

Sondra Bond, Lomanco,Jacksonville

Lester Allen, Cintas, Searcy

Kelly Oliver, Anthony Forrest,El Dorado

Anna Namvansy, Parker, Benton

David Gombrich, Parker, Benton

Ryan Atkins, AAR,Hot   Springs

Carlos Reynolds


The Arkansas SHARP/VPP Association met at 10:00 a.m. on Friday July 16, 2010 at the Arkansas Department of Labor building inLittle Rock.


Quinton Simison opened the meeting. There was a round table introduction of everyone in attendance.


Carlos Reynolds addressed fatality issues and the majority of them are falls & electrocutions.


Quinton extended an invitation & encouraged everyone to attend the SHARP/VPP Conference & to also bring friends.  He also spoke about an association award that is given out at the conference for recognizing outstanding performance.


Pat Burge with Arkansas Workers Compensation gave a presentation on “Who’s Having Accidents?”


Meeting Adjourned

  • Please see attached Conference Planning notes.


Conference Planning

  • Quinton Simison will bring a projector, laptop, portable screen & speakers.


  • ADOL has (3) projectors/Kim Fischer will bring her personal laptop.


  • Divider between Lindberg “A & B” will be open as one room. The divider will be      taken out.


  • Signs are needed to direct to location of conference rooms.


  • Reservations need to be made ASAP for people spending the night. Ask for the blocked      rooms under the Department of Labor.


  • The welcome will be given by the SHARP Representative & VPP      Representative.


  • Speakers will be given handouts.


  • The Meet & Greet will be from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. on September 15, 2010.


  • Ben Thompson may be a possible donator for a flat screen T.V. as a door prize.


  • Georgia Pacific will be giving door prizes.

June 2010 Minutes

Arkansas SHARP/VPP Meeting Minutes-June18, 2010


Quinton Simison, BASF, West Memphis

Don A. Long, PBCDF, Sheridan

C. Lynn Powell, PBCDF, White Hall

Deanna Dykes, Calion Lumber Co., Calion

Ben Thompson, McBride Dist., Fayetteville

Lea Ann Shivers, Georgia Pacific, Crossett

Ed Phillips, Georgia Pacific, Crossett

Chris Beason, Zero Mountain, Fort Smith

Denise Whittaker, Siplast, Arkadelphia

LaShonda Daniels, ADOL, Little Rock

Juanita Matlock, ADOL, Little Rock

Clark Thomas, ADOL, Little Rock

Kim Fischer, ADOL, Little Rock

Tonia Cooper, ADOL, Little Rock



The Arkansas SHARP/VPP Association met at 10:00 a.m. on Friday June 18, 2010 at the Arkansas Department of Labor building inLittle Rock.


Clark Thomas opened the meeting with a brief discussion regarding “The Trends on Death, Electrocutions and Falls” which were published in the Safety News.


There was a round table introduction of everyone in attendance.


Quinton did a presentation/video on “Fire Prevention Measures”. There was information passed around on “Aerosol cans & how to properly dispose them”.  He also conducted a poll to see what kinds of fire prevention measures each company uses.


-Additional safety videos can also be found on the csb.gov website.


The next meeting will be held on July 16th 10:00 a.m. at the ADOL building.


See attached for SHARP/VPP Conference information.


Meeting adjourned at 12:15 p.m.







-Sharley Petit Award


-Motivational Speaker- Fitz Hill

  • General      Session 1- Hazard Recognition- Andy Kelloms
  •  General      Session 2- OSHA Update- Carlos Reynolds & Jeff Rucker
  •  Breakout      Session 1-A- “Seasonal Safety”; 365 days (Panel- Lea Ann Shivers, Chris      Beason, Denise Whittaker & Mark Howell)
  •  Breakout      Session 1-B- “Leading Indicators Vs. Traditional Goals” (Panel- Mark Jamis      & Joe Jenko)
  •  Breakout      Session 1-C- “Creating an Independent Culture” (Tommy Short)




  • Breakout      Session 2-A- “Ergonomics” (Ed Phillips w/Georgia Pacific)
  •  Breakout      Session 2-B- “Investigation & Lessons Learned From Plant Fires”. (Mike      Pennington)
  •  Breakout      Session 2-C SHARP/VPPA- “Getting in the program.”
  •  General      Session 3- “Culture Change- Top to Bottom” (Keith Riggs)





April 2010 Minutes

Arkansas SHARP/VPP Meeting Minutes-April 16, 2010



Quinton Simison, BASF,West Memphis

Dennis Sullivan, Bosch,West Memphis

Kim Fischer, ADOL,Little Rock

Mark Howell, Frito Lay,Jonesboro

Ben Thompson, McBride Dist.,Fayetteville

Lea Ann Shivers, GP Studmill, Crossett

Ed Phillips, GP Studmill, Crossett

Don A. Long, PBCDF, White Hall

Trevor Hamilton,AllianceRubber,Hot Springs

LaShonda Daniels, ADOL,Little Rock

Tonia Cooper, ADOL,Little Rock

Jaunita Matlock, ADOL,Little Rock

Andy Treat, Cintas, Searcy

Lester Allen, Cintas, Searcy

Kelly Olivier, Anthony Forrest,El Dorado

Denise Whitaker, Siplast, Arkadelphia

Jim Pumphrey, ADOL,Little Rock

Mary Walter, OSHA,Little Rock




The Arkansas SHARP/VPP Association met at 10:00 a.m. on Friday April 16, 2010 at the Arkansas Department of Labor building inLittle Rock.


Clark Thomasopened the meeting. There was an introduction of everyone in attendance.ClarkThomasreminded everyone that if they were parked in a red line area, they would need to move as these spots are for the Director and his entourage…

Clark and Nita showed a 50-yr plaque that was to be presented to Entergy of Stamps, AR.  This represents 50 years of no accidents.



The topic of the month was Ergonomics. EdPhillipsfrom theGeorgia-PacificCrossettStudmillhad a PowerPoint presentation to share with everyone on the different types of ergonomic issues his mill faces and the changes they had made to address these issues.


Mr.Clarkled a discussion on communication and employee involvement.  He was very interested in the feedback as to how to increase both communication and involvement.  He then askedTrevorto discuss with the group recent problems his site had been experiencing.  The “advice” to him was to be pro-active vs. after the fact.  We then discussed Light Duty Work as there are many different interpretations…


Juanita Matlock went over details about the SHARP/VPP Conference in September that will be held at the Holiday Inn/Airport inLittle Rock. She went over the layout of the rooms that we will be using including the Hospitality Suite that will be used for the Meet & Greet. The hotel will also provide shuttle for guests to from the airport & the downtown area.


Clark Thomas asked if there was anyone who wanted to sponsor breaks for the conference.





Break Sponsors


  • Lester      Allen – Cintas
  • Ben      Thompson – Mc Bride Distr.
  • Lea      Ann Shivers – Georgia Pacific
  • Mark      Howell – Calion Lumber



Topic Committee


  • Ben      Thompson – Mc Bride Distr.
  • Mark      Howell – Calion Lumber
  • Denise      Whittaker – Siplast
  • Lea      Ann Shivers – Georgia Pacific



Theme for Conference


“SHARP & VPP Making Safety Win In 2010.”


Kim Fischer will have a Logo for the conference available at the next meeting.


Lea Ann Shivers has agreed to be the VPP Representative for conference mail out letters and Denise Whittaker will be the SHARP Representative for the mail out letters.


Lesterhad a topic that he wanted to discuss with the group.  He had attended the Region VI Conference and was an advocate for the Write Right Now program.  VPP needs government support and this has been up in the air recently.  Quinton made a motion andBenseconded it to grant approval toLesterto send a letter representing VPP/SHARP inArkansas.  The group approved this wholeheartedly


Quinton Simisonintroduced & welcomed Mary Walter, the new acting VPP Coordinator.


Kelly Olivier will discuss Fire Protection & Detection in the next upcoming meeting. He will also be preparing Cajun food for the meeting.


Upcoming Events


  • May 21st      SHARP/VPP Meeting 10:00 a.m. at ADOL building.


  • There      will be a Conference Committee Meeting following the group meeting in May.


  • If      there are any upcoming events, inform Quinton Simison so it can be put in      the minutes.


Meeting Adjourned


February 2010 Minutes

Arkansas SHARP/VPP Meeting  –  February 19, 2010


Ed House

Kim Fischer

LaShonda Daniels

Juanita Matlock

Tonia Cooper

Quinton Simison – BASF, W. Memphis

Dennis Sullivan, Bosch, W. Memphis

Chris Foster, BASF, W. Memphis

Todd Franks, Siplast, Arkadelphia

Joanne Myles, Potlatch, Warren

Raymond Culp, Potlatch, Warren

Deanna Dykes, Calion Lumber, Calion

Ed Phillips, Georgia Pacific Studmill, Crossett

Ben Thompson, McBride Distributing, Fayetteville

Chris Beason, Zero Mountain, Ft. Smith

Micki Wilbur, JA Riggs CAT, Little Rock

Joseph Jenko, Ashland, Jacksonville

Lester Allen, Cintas, Searcy

Angelia Hogan, Georgia Pacific, Fordyce

Rick Wells, Langston Bag Co., W. Memphis

January 2010 Minutes

Arkansas SHARP/VPP Meeting Minutes-January 22, 2010

Ed House, ADOL,Little Rock

Clark Thomas, ADOL,Little Rock

LaShonda Daniels, ADOL,Little Rock

Juanita Matlock, ADOL,Little Rock

Tia Williams, ADOL, Little Rock

Tonia Cooper, ADOL,Little Rock

Ronnie Deloney, ADOL,Little Rock

Ocie Robinson, ADOL,Little   Rock

Kim Fischer, ADOL,Little Rock

Quinton Simison, BASF,W Memphis

Jim Steinmitz, Langston, W Memphis

John Ferrell, Ashland, Inc.,Jacksonville

Mike Patton, Riggs CAT,Little Rock

Micki Wilbur, Riggs CAT,Little Rock

Chris Beason, Zero Mountain, Ft Smith

Perry Small, Virco Mfg Corp, Conway

Kathy Laughlin, Virco Mfg Corp, Conway

Todd Franks, Siplast, Arkadelphia

Jonathan Wells, Cameron, Little Rock

Rusty Griffin, Cameron,Little Rock

Angela Hogan, Georgia Pacific, Fordyce

Thomas Sutton, Shaw,El Dorado

Lea Ann Shivers, Georgia Pacific, Crossett

Terry Bryant, SEA,Little Rock

Ben Thompson, McBride Dist. Co.,Fayetteville

Lester Allen, Cintas, Searcy

Andy Kelloms, Dassault FalconJet,Little Rock



The Arkansas SHARP/VPP Association met at 10:00 a.m. on Friday January 22, 2010 at the Arkansas Department of Labor building inLittle Rock.


Jamie Salkeld opened the meeting with a brief overview of what is going on with the agency.


There was an introduction of all in attendance.


Conference Committee

Lea Ann shivers talked about potential sites for the SHARP/VPP Conference;

Double Tree Hotel,Little Rock

ClintonLibrary,Little   Rock.


Conference Topic Committee

Quinton reminded the group to begin sending topics for conference. The topics can be discussed at the April Meeting.


Guest Speaker Carlos Reynolds, OSHA area Director

Carlos Reynolds gave an overview of the 5 fatalities that have occurred; 3 in Construction, 1 in logging and 1 in General Industry. This is one less than the same period last year. He also gave a summary report on the recent Area directors meeting for Region VI the NEP involving Record keeping;

1. GAO concerned with underreporting of OSHA Recordables

2. Incentive programs resulting in underreporting

3. OSHA logs containing Accurate and Detailed information

4. Conduct employee interviews to determine recording keeping accuracy

5. Partnership and Alliances – Stronger Worker involvement

6. Consultation activities will stop in a Complaint is received by OSHA until the                complaint is resolved

If you have questions concerning record keeping contact ARDOL Consultation or the regional OSHA office.


The focus for the Arkansas OSHA office in 2010 is in the Oil field and Construction industries.

Web Site Committee

No Report


Upcoming Events

Feb 19 SHARP/VPPA  Meeting 10:00 at ARDOL office,

Topic – Near Miss Reporting Martin Reep

Worker Safety Conference – Education Hourly Employee in Safety

Feb 25 inLittle Rock

March 25 inPine Bluff

March 9th-12th – VPP Regional Conference inCorpus Christi,Texas.

Apr 16th SHARP/VPPA  Meeting 10:00 at ARDOL office,

Topic – Ergonomics –LeAnn Shivers

Mary Walter is the temporary contact person for the VPP/OSHA. Mary will also be attending the meeting in April.

May 19th Ammonia Safety Seminar Contact Chris Beason at zero mountain for more information 479-646-7757

There will be no meeting in March due to the VPP Regional Conference.


Meeting adjourned