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.


Conference Committee

Lea Ann shivers talked about potential sites for the SHARP/VPP Conference;

Double Tree Hotel,Little Rock

ClintonLibrary,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

No Report


Upcoming Events

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.


Meeting adjourned

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