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.
Lea Ann shivers talked about potential sites for the SHARP/VPP Conference;
Double Tree Hotel,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
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.