February 2011 Minutes
February 18, 2011 – SHARP/VPP Monthly Meeting
10:00 a.m. the meeting was held at Arkansas Department of Labor
Welcome and opening remarks by James Salkeld, Director of the Arkansas Department of Labor.
Quinton Simison, chairperson of the meeting asked everyone to read over the minutes. The minutes were read and approved.
Quinton asked for volunteers to work on the SHARP Association brochure. Mark Howell with Frito Lay volunteered to chair the committee. Joe Jenko, Mike Taylor and Ralph Smith with Ashland, part of the committee. Micki Wilburn of J.A. Riggs volunteered to write an article that will be place in the Arkansas Department of Labor Work Wise quarterly publication.
Mike Patton J.A. Riggs will contact Vance Strange, Sports Hall of Fame, to be the Motivational Speaker for the SHARP/VPP Conference on September 15, 2011.
Clark Thomas, ADOL, asked what the different levels of SAHRP are. They are Gold, Diamond and Platinum. It was suggested that the different levels be discussed at the next meeting. Denise Whittaker from Siplast said there is information on the website about the different levels.
Clark Thomas, ADOL discussed information needed from SHARP sites in their interim year reports. They should include actions taken to improve low scores from their Form 33. The length of the SHARP Certificates will cover a maximum of two years. The self-evaluation documents should be submitted one year after the SHARP certificate is received.
Chris Beason,ZeroMountain, gave a presentation on cranes. You must have a qualified rigger setting up and tearing down the crane. Get qualified through a qualified provider. Discussion and questions were fielded during the presentation.
The next scheduled meeting is March 18, 2011 at L’Oreal inNorth Little Rock.