July 2012 Minutes
ADOL Training Room
July 20, 2012
Quinton Simison, BASF
Mike Patton, Riggs Cat
Micki Wilbur, Riggs Cat
David Trigg, USDOL/OSHA
Carlos Reynolds, USDOL/OSHA
Mary Walter, USDOL/OSHA
Elizabeth Nealy, Cintas
David Gombrich, Parker Hannifen
Andy Kelloms, DFS
Joseph Bickford, G4S
David Hodges, Producers Rice Mill
Lester Allen, Cintas
Melissa Mayer, G4S
Mark Howell, Frito Lay
Ocie Robinson, ADOL
Kim Fischer, ADOL
Milana Dennis, ADOL
Quinton welcomed everyone and asked for quick reading of minutes of the last meeting. The minutes were approved by acclamation. Quinton asked every person in the room to introduce themselves.
OSHA personnel David Trigg, Carlos Reynolds and Mary Walters reported safety incidences and discussed the current emphasis for safety Heat Stress and Fall Prevention.
The speaker, Dr. Jane Prince, a Clinical Audiologist presented a presentation of conservation of hearing in the work place.
Quinton called for a discussion of the program for the September 20, 2012 program. The blanks were filled in and the program, letter and invitation to Meet-and-Greet Hospitality on September 19 will be mailed in the next week.
JA Riggs told about a new “slide sledge” which they have purchase for all their locations which takes the place of a sledgehammer. More information about the equipment can be found at www.safety.cat.com.
BASF – Hammers and Hands; incinerator hatch – six stiches in hand.
Parker – trouble with spiders, particularly black widow spiders, and other “Critters” which are prolific because of the mild winter and the hot and dry climate.
Mark Howell asked for any information and feedback from the committee on the incidence of complacency in the workplace. Many ideas were exchanged.
Lester Allen invited everyone to come to Cintas in Searcy on August 13 to celebrate being the first VPP site inArkansas. They festivities will be at 2:00 pm. For more information contact Lester.
Meeting adjourned at 12:15.
Arkansas Department of Labor