December 2013 Minutes

SHARP/VPP Meeting

Little Rock Wastewater

December 6, 2013

 

 

 

Attending

Quinton Simison, BASF

Willie Mae Lindsey, Thompson

Arlie Bradbury, Welspun

Thayer McKinley, International Paper

Daniel Case, International Paper

David Hodges, Producers Rice

Denise Whittaker, Siplast

Todd Franks, Siplast

Ryan Borks, Safety Council Ozarks

Carson Knowlton, Cintas

Marc Kelly.  Cintas

Deanna Dykes, Calion Lumber

Randell Crabtree, Brock

John Davis, Brock

Mark Howell, Howell Safety

Micki Wilbur, Riggs Cat

Raine Chism, Riggs Cat

Jim Steinmetz, Langston Bag

Gashayeneh Marian, Langston Bag

Elizabeth Nealy, Fort Smith Cintas

Mike Taylor, Ashland

Thomas Smiley, Ashland

Kim Fischer,  TEEK

Tammy Michael, Interstate Hwy. Sign

Eddie Maher, Interstate Hwy. Sign

Joni Sohl, Interstate Hwy. Sign

Mark Carter, Interstate Hwy. Sign

Chuck Ledbetter, Scoular Company

Wesley Couch, Welspun

Austin Strather, Nucor Steel Arkansas

Jim Gilbert, Butterball

Karinda Ward, Butterball

Terry Hughes, Domtar

Diane Crow, Tyson

Tammy Osborn, Entergy

Steve Harper, ARCOM

Larry Boyd, AHTD

Patrick Thomas, AHTD

Eric Wassell, LR Water

Michawl Kline, LR Water

James Kaminski, Workwear

Larry Livingston, Evergreen

Elizabeth Lott, Evergreen

Keneasha Scott, SET

Clay Bradshaw, APX

David Hartman, NWACC

Euda Monk , Butterball Jonesboro

Thomas Bean, Butterball Jonesboro

Bentley Wallace, Pulaski Tech

Lloyd Inman, LR Wastewater

Jesse Stabb, LR Wastewater

Carlos Ryenolds, DOL-OSHA

Mary Walter, DOL-OSHA

Ricky Belk, ADOL

Clark Thomas, ADOL

Tonia Cooper, ADOL

Ocie Robinson, ADOL

Milana Dennis ADOL

Nita Matlock, ADOL

Sharon Adams, ADOL

Tia Williams, ADOL

Troy Reynolds, ADOL

Janelta Woolfolk, ADOL

Linda Touack, ADOL

Ronnie Deloney, ADOL

John Sellers, ADOL

Welcome

Quinton Simison called the meeting to order. He asked everyone in the room to introduce themselves and the “First Timers” were recognized. As a new member of the SHARP Association, Chuck Ledbetter of The Scoular Company commented that he was interested and wanted to become more involved.

Old Business

The Minutes from the August 16 Meeting were approved by acclamation. There were no meetings in September (because of SHARP-VPP Conference) or October (because of sequestration furlough) or November 2013. And these minutes will be posted the website http://arkansassharpandvpp.com/minutes-news/

A review of the evaluations from the conference followed with a brief discussion. Most were positive comments with the exception of only a few:

  • Retain door prizes; it encourages attendees to return to the meetings on time but devise a better distribution and drawing system.
  • There was too much thanking and recognition at the welcoming and opening of the ceremony.

New Business

  • Topics for 2014 conference need to be set in a small group setting for maximum effectiveness
  • More sub-committee work needs to happen earlier prior to the conference
  • Dates established for earlier notification to participants are needed. 

Quinton asked for incident sharing.

  • Operator sliced fingers because no gloves – BASF
  • Driving incident – mirrors fogged up and no deicer in vehicle – Cintas
  • Fire because of a smoldering box – Siplast
  • Roller 2- inch pipe burst flooding plant before anyone knew the location of the shut-off valve
  • De-ice parking lots with chemicals – Clark Thomas
  • And check for potholes on company owned parking lots – Carlos Reynolds

The date of the next meeting is 10:00 am, January 17, 2014 at the Arkansas Department of Labor 2nd Floor Training Room, at 10421 West Markham, Little Rock.

Meeting Adjourned

Milana Dennis (ADL)

Future Meetings

  1. January 17 – Friday, Arkansas Department of Labor, 10421 West Markham, Little Rock (ADOL)
  2. February 21 –Friday, Arkansas Department of Labor, 10421 West Markham, Little Rock (ADOL)
  3. March 21–Friday, Arkansas Department of Labor, 10421 West Markham, Little Rock (ADOL)
  4. April 18–Friday, Arkansas Department of Labor, 10421 West Markham, Little Rock (ADOL)
  5. May – no meeting (Region VI VPPPA Conference will be held in Little Rock on May 5-8, 2014 at the Statehouse Convention Center)
  6. June 20–Friday, Arkansas Department of Labor, 10421 West Markham, Little Rock (ADOL)
  7. July 18–Friday, Arkansas Department of Labor, 10421 West Markham, Little Rock (ADOL)
  8. August 15–Friday, Arkansas Department of Labor, 10421 West Markham, Little Rock (ADOL)
  9. September – no meeting (Arkansas SHARP/VPP Conference will be held on September 11, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Airport, Little Rock)
  10. October 17–Friday, Arkansas Department of Labor, 10421 West Markham, Little Rock (ADOL)
  11. November – no meeting (Thanksgiving Holidays, etc.)
  12. TBA – Planning Meeting for 2015 Safety Conferences



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