Safety Committee Minutes

Atchison County


Safety Committee Meeting

March 21, 2019


The Atchison County Safety Committee met on Thursday, March 21, 2019 in the County Commission Room. Those members in attendance were Staci Waggle, Solid Waste; Kim Pruett, Joint Communications; Melissa Smith, Human Resources; Peggy House, Senior Village; Billie Jo Moore, Treasurer; Corey Scott, EMS; Dirk Saragusa, Jail; Debbie Thompson, Appraiser; and Kalee Vanderweide, County Clerk.

Minutes were recorded by Kalee Vanderweide, Secretary.

Corey Scott, Chairperson, called the meeting to order.


Minutes of February 21, 2019 Meeting 

Peggy House motioned to approve the minutes with no corrections. Melissa Smith 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 has follow-up today, March 21, 2019 or next week.


Accidents/Incident Reports

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 got checked out and inmate did a blood draw.


 Defensive driving certificates were mailed on March 20, 2019. We had 33 employees attend the training.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) was activated on March 20, 2019 to pass out water at Cummings, Lancaster, and the Salvation Army during the boil advisory, due to flooding.

There was a levee breach in Missouri which will cause Highway 59 to be shut down later today, due to flooding.

KCAMP paid for all the ambulance damage and medical equipment from the accident on December 12, 2018.

Jamie Madison went to a KERIT meeting. No updates at this time.

The next meeting has been set for Thursday, April 18, 2019. There being no further business, Seth Howard made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Jamie Madison and Dirk Saragusa seconded the motion.