Safety Committee Minutes

Atchison County 

Quarterly Safety Committee Meeting

April 18, 2019

 The Atchison County Safety Committee met on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in the County Commission Room. Those members in attendance were Kim Pruett, Joint Communications; Melissa Smith, Human Resources; Peggy House, Senior Village; Jodi Moore, Treasurer; Corey Scott, EMS; Dirk Saragusa, Jail; Debbie Thompson, Appraiser; Jamie Madison, Human Resources; Seth Howard, Road and Bridge; Joe Bowen, Maintenance; and Kalee Vanderweide, County Clerk.

Minutes were recorded by Kalee Vanderweide, Secretary.

Corey Scott, Chairperson, called the meeting to order.


Minutes of March 21, 2019 Meeting – Seth Howard motioned to approve the minutes with no corrections. Jamie Madison seconded the motion.

Follow-up Accident/Incident Reports 

Road and Bridge – Employee went to shut the window/door of the track loader. The window/door shut faster than expected and it caught his left little finger and broke it. Employee is wearing a brace.

Jail – Employee tased an inmate in an attempt to gain control. The taser probe punctured the employee’s right index finger, while disposing of the taser. Employee is working.

EMS – Employee received a needle stick and might need one more blood test. Employee is working.

Employee involved in the ambulance wreck has some neck injuries and will be receiving an epidural. Employee is back to work; but will miss a 24-hour shift after receiving an epidural.


Accidents/Incident Reports

 Nothing new to report.


Safety walk-through will be done by Corey Scott, Kim Pruett, and Kalee Vanderweide at a date/time to be determined.

RAG money use for security film for courthouse doors has been forwarded for review to see if it would be covered. This cost $2,410.00 and RAG money will only cover $2,000.00, with $410.00 coming from another budget. This film is for the main floor of the courthouse.

Second quarter training ideas include Stop the Bleed, Tornado Drill, CPR training, and/or First Aid classes. It was decided to do a Tornado Drill to go along with the Countywide test and will be held on May 1, 2019. Corey Scott will send an email to department heads.

The next meeting has been set for Thursday, May 16, 2019. There being no further business, Dirk Saragusa and Joe Bowen made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Seth Howard seconded the motion.