February 2013 Minutes


Arkansas Department of Labor Training Room

February 15, 2013


Quinton Simison, BASF

Elizabeth Nealy, Cintas

Kelly Oliver, Anthony Forest

Johnny Noland, Anthony Forest

Denise Whittaker, Siplast

Randy Beard, Langston Bag

Melissa Mayer, G4S

Joe Bickford, G4S

Lester Allen, Cintas

Drew Smith, Cintas

Marc Kelly, Cintas

Vicki Crosland, Holidan Inn

Tommy Short, L’Oreal USA

David Bithell, Cargill

Daniel Case, International Paper

Thayer McKinley, International Paper

Randy Beard, Langston Bag

Bubba Reniger, West Memphis Steel

Randell Crabtree, Brock

John Davis, Brock

David Hodges, Producers Rice Mill

Brent Bennett, Wise Safety

Jody Schen, Monsanto

Deanna Dykes, Calion Lunber

Micheal Aletes, Ashland

Joe Jenko, Ashland

Mike Taylor, Ashland

Mike Patton, Riggs Cat

Micki Wilbur, Riggs Cat

Andy Kelloms, Falcon Jet

Joel Neisler, Zero Mountain

Cody Duren, Cameron Valve

Carlos Reynolds, OSAH

David Trigg, USDOL OSHS

Mary Walter, OSHA

Steve Harper, Arcom Productions

Trevor Hamilton, Alliance Rubber

Mikeal Gossage, Cintas

Mark Howell, Frito Lay

Kate Keller Cargill

Mike Penninton, Cargill

Clark Thomas, ADOL

Tonia Cooper, ADOL

Kim Fischer, ADOL

Milana Dennis, ADOL



Quinton welcomed the group and explained that the new Director of Labor, Mr. Rick Belk was unable to attend. He then  introduced Tommy Short of L’Oreal who presented the program.

After reviewing the minutes of the January 18 meeting, the motion was made and seconded and the minutes were approved as written. The minutes of this (February 15, 2013) meeting will be distributed and posted on the website www.ArkansasSHARPandVPP.com .

Attached to these minutes are copies of the 2013 Workers Safety Conferences and the number of Safety Awards presented since the last meeting.  Some locations have be revised.


Old Business

Committees for the 2013 Conference reported. The Venue Committee (Todd Franks) has met with the Holiday Inn Airport, but the date is firm on the hotel’s calendar. We do have a contract ready to be signed.

Denise Whittaker and Lester Allen volunteered to Co-Chair the Vendor Committee.


New Business

Tommy Short presented a program comparing VPP versus global accreditation.

L’Oreal offered a plant tour.

Vicki Crosland discussed the Holiday Inn Airport venue where the 2013 SHARP/VPP conference will be held again. Clark Thomas mentioned vendors will be placed in the atrium and the manages luncheon with National OSHA will be held.  Clark discussed the two GHS conferences to be held in Blytheville and Bentonville in February.

We do need contacts for vendors that you use. Please send contact information to Milana Dennis at ADOL. <milana.dennis@arkansas.gov >


Incident Sharing

Sprinkler 2” line with 60 psi hit and flooded warehouse

A-Frame ladders

Break room medical issues – responders lost employee who was sick with seizures

Fall Protection SRL – fatality


Action Items

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


March 15 Meeting at 2nd Floor training room at ADOL, 10421 West Markham, Little Rock.  

Meeting adjourned.


Milana Dennis

Arkansas Department of Labor



2013 Safety Conferences

For Sharp Meetings






Little Rock

March 5



May 16

Location change to Dardanelle Community Center

Pine Bluff

May 23


West Memphis

June 13


El Dorado




August 8



August 15



August 29



September 26



October 10



October 24





San Antonio Texas


May 6 – 9



Little Rock


September 11 September12

Meet and Greet Sept. 11

Conference Sept. 12

Holiday Inn Airport


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