December 2012 Minutes


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December 6, 2012


Quinton Simison, BASF

Bubba Renigar,West MemphisSteel

Elizabeth Nealy, Cintas

Julia Roberson,AnthonyForest

Denise Whittaker, Siplast

Todd Franks, Siplast

Melissa Mayer, G4S

Joseph Bickford, G4S

Marc Kelley, Cintas

Lester Allen, Cintas

Mark Howell, Frito Lay

Joe Jenko,Ashland

Mike Taylor,Ashland

Chris Moss,Ashland

Mike Patton, J.A. Riggs

Richard Barch, Caterpillar

Mike Gossage, Cintas

Andy Kelloms, Falcon Jet

Wesley  Crouch, Welspun

Arlie Bradbury, Welspun

Jason Tindle, GP, Fordyce

Jim Gilbert, Butterball

Karinda Ward, Butterball

Thomas Bean, Butterball

David Hodges, Producers Rice

Miranda Lisko, Producers Rice

Justin Hayes, Nucor Steel

Roosevelt Shavers, OSHA

Clark Thomas, ADOL

Tonia Cooper, ADOL

Kim Fischer, ADOL

Milana Dennis, ADOL

Nita Matlock, ADOL

Ocie Robinson, ADOL



Quinton welcomed the group and asked for all to introduce themselves to the rest of the group. After a quick reading of minutes of the October 19 meeting, the minutes were approved unanimously. Quinton asked each person in the room to introduce themselves.


New Business

The focus of this meeting was to evaluate the 2012 conference and make plans for the 2013 conference.  Discussion topics included the date of September 12, 2013 for the conference (Sept. 11 for Meet & Greet) inLittle Rockand to continue the venue inLittle Rockat theHolidayInnAirport.  Topics of discussion included:

  • The fatality memorial ceremony at the beginning of the conference; ways to make it more meaningful; create a non-profit scholarship award to a fallen workers’ child.
  • Regional and National OSHA participation will again be requested in 2013.
  • Bringing vendors/exhibitors in to this conference.
  • Send a “Save the Date” post card out in January.

The dates of 2013 monthly SHARP/VPP meetings:

  • January 18, 2013 – Department of Labor 2nd Floor
  • February 15, 2013 – L’Oreal, North Little Rock
  • March 15, 2013 – Department of Labor 2nd Floor
  • April 19, 2013 – Department of Labor 2nd Floor
  • May – No meeting because of Regional VPP meeting inSan Antonio
  • June 21, 2013 – Department of Labor 2nd Floor
  • July 19, 2013 – Department of Labor 2nd Floor
  • August 16, 2013 – Department of Labor 2nd Floor
  • September 11/12, 2013ArkansasSHARP/VPP Conference inLittle Rock;HolidayInnAirport
  • October 18, 2013 – Department of Labor 2nd Floor
  • November – No meeting
  • December 5, 2013 Planning Meeting for 2014 – location to be determined


Old Business

The website,, has been updated to reflect all minutes and reminders.


Incident Sharing

Todd Franks – grinder accident

Mark Howell – roof accident

Lester Allen – clothes in dryer, spontaneous combustion – let the dryer run its cool-down cycle before stopping machine or removing clothing

Quinton Simison – fire drills become complacent – make them very spontaneous – don’t announce the drill, just sound the alarm and monitor reactions – post a person with a “fire” sign at some exits to force employees to remember/use alternate exits


Action Items

Todd Franks and Milana Dennis – Confirm September 11 & 12, 2013 with theLittle RockHolidayInnAirport.

Someone send out “save the date” in January to SHARP/VPP members for the September Conference in Little Rock.


Milana Dennis

Arkansas Department of Labor

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