January 2013 Minutes


Little Rock Wastewater

January 18, 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

Lester Allen, Cintas

Andy Kelloms, Falcon Jet

Joel Neisler, Zero Mountain

Cody Duren, Cameron Valve

Maranda Lisko, Producers Rice

Mike Edmund, Tyson

David Trigg, USDOL OSHS

Mary Walter, OSHA

Steve Harper, Arcom Productions

Clark Thomas, ADOL

Tonia Cooper, ADOL

Kim Fischer, ADOL

Milana Dennis, ADOL

Nita Matlock, ADOL

Ocie Robinson, ADOL



Quinton welcomed the group and introduced Edward House, Barry Strange and James Salkeld from the Arkansas Department of Labor. The group honored Mr. Salkeld on his years of support and his retirement as of January 18, 2013.

After reviewing the minutes of the December 6 meeting, the motion was made and seconded and the minutes were approved as written. The minutes of this (January 18, 2013) meeting will be distributed and posted on the website www.ArkansasSHARPandVPP.com . The December 6 meeting minutes were posted in early January.

Attached to these minutes are copies of the 2013 Workers Safety Conferences and the number of Safety Awards presented since the last meeting. (The Date of Little Rock Workers Safety Conference was changed to March 5 at Camp Aldersgate.)


Old Business

Committees for the 2013 Conference reported. The Venue Committee (Todd Franks) has not met with the Holiday Inn Airport, but the date is firm on the hotel’s calendar. The committee will meet with the hotel on February 1 to discuss details of the conference. Clark Thomas, Milana Dennis and Nita Matlock will attend this meeting.

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

A discussion followed about supporting Region VI and the by-laws of Arkansas SHARP/VPP.


New Business

Mary Walter, OSHA updated the group on Regional and National emphasis areas. OSHA believes in the effectiveness of workplace injury/illness prevention programs. OSHA also has proposed that all work related hospitalizations are reported within eight hours and amputations reported within 24 hours.

Regional Emphasis Programs are:

  • Construction hazards (falls, struck-by, caught in or between and electrocution)
  • Cranes in construction
  • Demolition hazards
  • Fabricated Metal Products (amputations, unguarded machinery, power tools)
  • Grain Handling Industries (flour milling, rice milling, animal food manufacturing, cotton seed oil milling, farm products – warehousing and storage, grain & field bean wholesale merchant, farm products and raw materials)
  • High Noise Industries (cut stone & stone products, sawmills, planning mills, concrete, Gypsum & plaster products)
  • Oil and Gas Industry (drilling, exploration, field services)  156 Region VI workers died in 2011
  • Weather Extremes – both heat and cold
  • MDI Bedliners – respirator hazards (reactive and toxic compounds)
  • Work Zone (Highway, bridge construction, surveying, roadside utility, & lawn care); 50% of fatalities in work zones are result of being struck by vehicles.

National Emphasis Programs are:

  • Trenching & Excavations
  • Silica
  • Lead exposure


Incentives for Job Safety

A conversation about dollar incentive or rewards linked to safety on the job. Achieving SHARP/VPP is incentive and is something in which to take pride. Companies provide various motivations to learn to work safely on the job: i.e. attend all monthly safety meetings in a span of time and pick a small prize; play “Be safe Bingo”; peer pressure prevention; part of the strategic plan and goals of the company. All are tied to hours worked because of recorded and reported incidences to OSHA. Make the motivation behavioral not monetary and do not “dis-incentive” safety. Encourage employees to practice safety after hours away from the job.


Incident Sharing

OSHA reported there have been three fatalities in Arkansas since October 2012.

Truck pinned worker while removing jack from truck

Oil and Gas industry has a number of traffic fatalities when workers are on their own time


Action Items

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

Next Meeting is scheduled for

Meeting adjourned at 11:45 a.m.


Milana Dennis

Arkansas Department of Labor


2013 Workers Safety Conferences Scheduled

February 12, Bentonville, NWACC (GHS)

February 14, Stuttgart, (Grain)

February 20, Blytheville (GHS)

March 5, Little Rock – Camp Aldersgate (changed from February 28)

May 16, Russellville

May 23, Pine Bluff

June 13, West Memphis

July 25, El Dorado

August 8, Bentonville

August 15, Ashdown

August 29, Jonesboro

September 26, Batesville

October 10, Hope

October 24, Blytheville

September 11 & 12, SHARP/VPP, Airport Holiday Inn, Little Rock

  • Meet & Greet – Sept 11
  • Conference – September 12




Safety Award Monthly Report


October November December 2012 & January 2013


Company & Location Award Type



Saint Gobain Proppants



9 years

2003 – 2012

10/19/12 Matt Dempsey

501-557-5417 x10

Husqvarna Forestry Products

One Poulan Drive,  Nashvillle

Three Million

2011 – 2012

10/23/12 Derek Egerstaffer



400 Terra Road



8 years




Paul Vickerson


Baldor Electric (Southwestern Die Casting)

Fort Smith


1 years


10/16/12 Mike Kirby


Tyson Foods, Inc

671 Randall Wobble Lane, Springdale

Twelve Million


10/17/12 Tamera Rodriguez


J. V. Manufacturing,

108 Hwy 365 South, Conway


5 years


12/6/12 Charles Hester



5460 N. State Hwy 137, Blytheville

One Million


12/13/12 Bryan Thompson


Reynolds Metals (Alcoa)

Gum Springs Plant, Arkadelphia


5 years


12/19/12 Terry H Whitley


Lockheed Martin, Camden Three Million


12/20/12 Scott Christain


KNL Holdings, LLC

603 N. 3rd, Paragould


5 years


12/12/12 Burt Lee


Butterball, LLC


Eight Million


1/10/13 Jim Gilbert


Baldor Electric

Fort Smith

Six Million


1/13/13 Greg Dawson



MMD revised 2/4/2013


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