Safety Committee Minutes

Atchison County

Safety Committee Meeting


April 21, 2022


The Atchison County Safety Committee met on Thursday, April 21, 2022 via the Zoom platform and in person.  Those members in attendance were: Amanda Dishong, Appraiser; Teresa Thomas, Treasurer; Dirk Saragusa, Jail; Brian Oswalt, Maintenace; Kim Glover, Road & Bridge; Cathy Crockett, Community Corrections; Kelly Johansen, Sheriff; and Kalee Vanderweide, County Clerk.

Minutes were recorded by Kalee Vanderweide.

Amanda Dishong, Chairperson, called the meeting to order.


Minutes of March 17, 2022 Meeting – Dirk Saragusa made a motion to accept the minutes with no corrections noted.  Teresa Thomas seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.  


EMS: Employee was loading a patient in the ambulance for transport when he developed a rapid heartbeat, dizziness, and shortness of breath.

Atchison Senior Village:  Employee was pulling a trash bag from a trash can.  A box got caught on the side of the can and he strained his back.

The fourth County W.A.Y. nomination was voted on by all committee members present.   The winner for the month of 
 April is George Duff, Emergency Medical Services. 


There will be a KERIT OSHA Construction Outreach Training from May 2-5, 2022, in Leawood, Kansas.  The deadline to sign up for the training is April 22, 2022. 

The annual Safety Inspection needs to be completed.  Brian Oswalt and Dirk Saragusa volunteered to help with it.  Kim Glover volunteered to help with Road and Bridge.  

Teresa Thomas made a motion to have Stop the Bleed Training for the second quarter training.   Kim Glover seconded the motion.   The motion passed unanimously.  

The next meeting has been set for Thursday, May 19, 2022.  There being no further business, Dirk Saragusa made a motion to adjourn the meeting.   Brian Oswalt seconded the motion.   The motion passed unanimously.