Safety Committee Minutes

Atchison County

Safety Committee Meeting

July 19, 2018


The Atchison County Safety Committee met on Thursday, July 19, 2018 in the County Commission Room. Those members in attendance were Seth Howard, Road & Bridge; Kalee Vanderweide, County Clerk; Jamie Madison, Human Resources; Melissa Smith, Human Resources; Joe Bowen, Maintenance; Debbie Thompson, Appraiser’s; Corey Scott, EMS; Wes Lanter, EM; Staci Joice, Transfer Station; Breanna Chalfant, Community Corrections; Kim Pruett, Joint Communications; Melissa Crane, Appraiser’s; Stormy Davis, Treasurer’s; Nichole Liggett, EMS; Travis Wright, Jail; and Michelle Phillips, County Clerk.

Minutes were recorded by Kalee Vanderweide, Secretary.

Seth Howard, Chairperson, called the meeting to order.


Minutes of June 21, 2018 Meeting – Wes Lanter motioned to approve the minutes with no corrections. Corey Scott seconded the motion.

Joe Bowen will do a safety walk through of the Courthouse, Senior Village, and Memorial Hall. Corey Scott will do a safety walk through of the EMS Station 1, Rescue Building, and Sheriff’s Building.

Fourth Quarter training will be the Active Shooter and debrief on Active Shooter. Joe Ellerman will do the Active Shooter training. This training will be on October 8, 2018. This is Columbus Day and the Courthouse will be closed to the public.

Follow-up Accident/Incident Reports  

EMS – Employee had a back sprain and is back to full duty. There will be more follow up.

Senior Village – Employee was walking across the parking lot and tripped on a seam of concrete and fell.

Appraisers – Employee walked into a pipe while he was looking at paperwork. This is cleared.

Employee was walking up steps and fell on concrete. This is cleared.

Road & Bridge – Employee was putting a sign up while standing on a ladder. He lost his balance while stretching on the ladder to put the sign up and hurt his right shoulder. Employee was on light duty, but is now back to full duty.


Accidents/Incident Reports

Sheriff’s – Employee was restraining a violent inmate and was bitten on left thumb by inmate. Left thumb was broken and employee was put on a left thumb restriction. No follow up.

Employee was fighting a violent inmate and strained left shoulder. MRI was done. Shoulder was strained and employee is on light duty with follow up.


The next meeting has been set for Thursday, August 16, 2018. There being no further business, Wes Lanter made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Jamie Madison seconded the motion.