Educating Hourly Employees in Safety

OCTOBER 12, 2011

Sponsored by

University of Arkansas CommunityCollege At Hope 

Presented by the

Arkansas Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Labor


This seminar has been designed for your hourly employees.  We also encourage you to send members of your safety committee, supervisors and managers with safety responsibilities, as well as others who need training on safety basics.  The purpose of the program is to enhance hazard recognition in the workplace, thereby reducing employee injuries and illnesses.

If you are interested in maintaining a safe and healthful workplace in your private business or public agency, you should attend this seminar. Nursing home administrators and nurses may use this training for continuing education purposes.

The seminar will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at the University of Arkansas Community College in Hope, 2500 South Main Street, Rapert Library Auditorium in Hope, Arkansas.

The registration fee of $25.00 covers lunch and materials.  Participants are urged to preregister as seating is limited, however please note that you will be billed for the number of people preregistered even if they are unable to attend.  (NOTE:  Pre-paid registration fees are not refundable due to incurred expenses, however substitutions are permitted.)

The facilities for the meeting are accessible for individuals with disabilities; however, please advise in advance whether any attendee will require an accommodation for the program.


For more information contact Nita Matlock,

Phone (501) 682-9090, or

E-mail: Juanita

Brochure and Registration Form


7:30     Registration

7:50     Opening Remarks

            James Salkeld, Director of Arkansas Department of Labor; Carlos Reynolds, U.S.

            Department of Labor; Chris Thomason, Chancellor, UACCH

8:05     How to Conduct an Effective Safety and Health Inspection

            Ocie Robinson, Arkansas Department of Labor

            The program will address the steps to conducting a painstaking safety inspection,

            how to write it up, and how to determine what hazards are serious and not serious.

8:55     Break

9:05     Emergency Evacuation

            Marty Dugan and Jack Lacefield, Tyson Foods

            Presentation will address what to do when abnormal events create an emergency in the 


9:50     Break

10:00   OSHA Update

            Carlos Reynolds, US Department of Labor/OSHA

           The topic will address the purpose of SST, recordkeeping findings; fatalities – the cause

           and what could have been done to prevent them; significant cases; and OSHA general

            industry construction top ten violations.

10:50   Break

11:00   Distracted Driving State Police (to be announced)

           The program will discuss the possible link between texting and carpal tunnel syndrome,

             In addition to how texting causes one to loose focus while driving.

11:45   Lunch

12:30   Hazard Recognition, Terry Bryant, SEA, Inc.

            This session will help the attendees recognize improperly guarded equipment;

           slips, trips and fall hazards; general electrical hazards and other safety issues.

           It will also cover the various techniques mobile vehicular operators and

           pedestrians should follow to eliminate injuries and/or fatalities and to make

           mobile vehicular operations safe.

1:30     Break

1:45     Combustible Dust

            Tonia Cooper, Arkansas Department of Labor

            This presentation will explain what should be done to recognize and correct a dust    

            problem and the National OSHA Office Requirements. 

2:45     adjourn