March 2013 Minutes


Arkansas Department of Labor Training Room

March 15, 2013


Quinton Simison, BASF

Elizabeth Nealy, Cintas

Denise Whittaker, Siplast

Marc Kelly, Cintas

Randy Beard, Langston Bag

Bubba Reniger, West Memphis Steel

Maranda Lisko, Producers Rice Mill

Brent Bennett, Wise Safety

Jeremy Kagebzin, Ashland

Joe Jenko, Ashland

Mike Taylor, Ashland

Mike Patton, Riggs Cat

Joel Neisler, Zero Mountain

Cody Duren, Cameron Valve

Mary Walter, OSHA

Wyatt Hansen, Cintas

Wesley Crouch, Welspun

Arlie Bradbury, Welspun

Clark Thomas, ADOL

Tonia Cooper, ADOL

Kim Fischer, ADOL

Nita Matlock, ADOL


Quinton welcomed the group and introduced the new Director of Labor, Mr. Rick Belk who gave a brief overview of his background and that the ARDOL would continue to support the SHARP / VPP Association.

A round table introduction of all member present was conducted and everyone was given time to meet and talk with the director.

The meeting resumed with a reviewing the minutes of the February 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 .


Old Business

Conference planning

Facility – Contracts in place with Holiday Inn Airport

Vendor Committee – The committee is working on development of guidelines for vendor and the associated cost.

Managers Luncheon – a special session with managers and OSHA representative

Save the Date Notices – Pending

Vendor Contacts – Please send contact information to Milana Dennis at ADOL. <>

New Business

Conference Planning

Save the Date Notices – Joe Jenko with Ashland accepted the challenge to develop a Mailer to send out concerning the conference .

Conference Topics –

Topic Speaker
Key Note Speaker Dr. Richard Gerlach (Cintas)
Hearing Protection
Crane / Rigging / Hoist Crosby
Off the Job Safety , Tire Safety Mike Patton
PPE Limitations
Hazard Recognition
Global Harmonization System Kim Fischer
How To Become SHARP/VPP Through Culture Change Mark Kelley
Safety Rules vs Safety Culture
Temporary Employee Training
Off The Job Safety , ATV, Home Jeremy Cox, Bill Brown
Management Responsibility as defined by OSHA
Contractor Management

















Conference Theme – Raising Safety Awareness (key off of Crane)

What can be done to spread the word and grow this Association and Conference?

Send save the Date cards to other safety associations; ABC, AGC, STEPS, Chamber of Commerce

Incident Sharing

Action Items

Save the Date Card

Finalize Topics

Speakers for Topics

List of Vendors for Conferences


Door Prizes

Sponsorship / Recognition

Speaker Bios

Invitation Letter

Topic Descriptions


April 19 Meeting at 2nd Floor training room at ADOL, 10421 West Markham, Little Rock.  


Meeting adjourned.


Quinton Simison

SHARP / VPP Association Chairperson

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