Safety Committee Minutes

Atchison County

Safety Committee Meeting

December 21, 2023

The Atchison County Safety Committee met on Thursday, December 21, 2023, via the Zoom platform and in person.  Those members in attendance were: Wesley Lanter, EM/IT; Melissa Smith, Human Resources (HR); Mark Zeltner, Finance; Jessica Housh, EMS; Emily Genail, Road & Bridge; Courtney Copeland, Appraiser; Eric Noll, Commissioner; Blair Burton, Register of Deeds; Brian Oswalt, Maintenance; and Kalee Vanderweide, Clerk.

Minutes were recorded by Kalee Vanderweide.

Emily Genail, Vice-Chairperson, called the meeting to order.

OLD BUSINESS:

Minutes of November 16, 2023 Meeting – Wesley Lanter made a motion to accept the minutes with no corrections noted.  Blair Burton seconded the motion.   The motion passed unanimously.  

Accident/Incident Reports:

ASV: Employee has follow-up.  

R & B: Employee with the smashed fingers has been cleared.

R & B: Employee with the shoulder injury will be continuing therapy and will need more follow-up.  

NEW BUSINESS:

Accident/Incident Reports:

ASV: Employee fell on the ice and received a concussion.   Employee was released back to full duty.

Rescue: Employee was exposed to Tuberculosis.  Follow-up will be ongoing.

EMS: Employee was exposed to Tuberculosis.  Follow-up will be ongoing.

EMS: Employee was exposed to Tuberculosis.  Follow-up will be ongoing.

EMS: Employee was exposed to Tuberculosis.  Follow-up will be ongoing.

EMS: Employee was exposed to Tuberculosis.  Follow-up will be ongoing.

Safety Star/County W.A.Y.:

There were no Safety Star nominations.  

The County W.A.Y. had three nominations.  Melissa Smith made a motion to approve all three as winners and place in the months for October, November, and December.  Wesley Lanter seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.  The winner for October was Kalee Vanderweide, November was Melissa Smith, and December was Jessica Housh.

OPEN DISCUSSION

KWORCC is the new worker’s compensation insurance for the County.  Discussion was had on the future of the Safety Committee and what all needs to be done.  

Melissa Smith made a motion to table the election of officers.  Blair Burton seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.  

The Christmas party discussion was had on how to keep people there longer.  Discussion was had to rotate people to give gifts all night long.  

Wesley Lanter made a motion to transfer $1,026.93 to the 147 fund.  Melissa Smith seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.  

Wesley Lanter made a motion to continue the County W.A.Y. and Safety Star programs.  Kalee Vanderweide seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.  

The Cintas box discussion will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners at their meeting on January 16, 2024.

Discussion needs to be had at the next Safety Committee meeting for the different events that the Safety Committee helps with.

The next meeting has been set for Thursday, January 18, 2024.  There being no further business, Melissa Smith made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Eric Noll seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.