Safety Committee Minutes

Atchison County

Safety Committee Meeting

July 20, 2023

The Atchison County Safety Committee met on Thursday, July 20, 2023, via the Zoom platform and in person.  Those members in attendance were: Cathy Crockett, Community Corrections; Mark Zeltner, Finance; Blair Burton, Register of Deeds; Courtney Copeland, Appraiser; Emily Genail, Road & Bridge; Brian Oswalt, Maintenance; John Ellis, Atchison Senior Village (ASV); Kelly Sneller, County Attorney; Jessica Housh, EMS; Wesley Lanter, Emergency Management/Information Technology; Jodi Moore, Human Resources; Eric Noll, Commissioner, Kim Pruett, Joint Communications; Lindsey Wood, ASV; and Kalee Vanderweide, Clerk.   

Minutes were recorded by Kalee Vanderweide.

Jodi Moore, Chairperson, called the meeting to order.

OLD BUSINESS:

Minutes of June 15, 2023 Meeting – Wesley Lanter made a motion to accept the minutes with no corrections noted.  Jessica Housh seconded the motion.   The motion passed unanimously.  

Accident/Incident Reports:

ASV: Employee has follow up.  

NEW BUSINESS:

Accident/Incident Reports:

Sheriff’s Office/Jail: Employee was responding to an incident quickly by running down the stairs.  Employee sprained her ankle.  Employee was released.  

Maintenance: Employee had an irregular heartbeat.  Follow up is pending. 

ASV: Employee was giving a resident a bath and felt a sharp pain in her lower back when she bent over.  Employee was released to full duty.

Safety Star/County W.A.Y.:

There were no Safety Star nominations. 

Multiple County W.A.Y. nominations were received.  Wesley Lanter made a motion to fill open slots with the nominations received.   Brian Oswalt seconded the motion.   The motion passed unanimously.   The winners by month are as follows:

February: Vicky Davis; March: Cynthia Watkins; April: Jodi Moore; and July: Scott Howard.

OPEN DISCUSSION

The security camera system was bought for $2,621.08.  The Risk Avoidance Grant (RAG) was used to help offset the cost of the system and the KERIT Loss Control Reimbursement helped offset the cost of the system too.  IT and Maintenance will work together to get the security camera system in place. 

Discussion was held for the Columbus Day training.  Cathy Crockett made a motion to have United Way do a short presentation.  Wesley Lanter seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.  Nathan Ward, KERIT, will be doing supervisor training, workplace violence training, and de-escalation training.  

Nathan Ward, KERIT, will be doing facility inspections on August 25, 2023.  The mock facility inspections are completed.  Brian Oswalt made a motion to have Wesley Lanter send out an email for safety measures.   Emily Genail seconded the motion.   The motion passed unanimously.  

The KERIT scorecard review is missing the point for the Sheriff fitness program.

The next meeting has been set for Thursday, August 17, 2023.  There being no further business, Wesley Lanter made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Eric Noll and John Ellis seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.