Safety Committee Minutes

Atchison County

Safety Committee Meeting

May 16, 2019


The Atchison County Safety Committee met on Thursday, May 16, 2019 in the County Commission Room. Those members in attendance were Melissa Smith, Human Resources; Brian Oswalt, Senior Village; Corey Scott, EMS; Dirk Saragusa, Jail; Jamie Madison, Human Resources; Joe Bowen, Maintenance; Connie Ellerman, Treasurer; and Kalee Vanderweide, County Clerk.

Minutes were recorded by Kalee Vanderweide, Secretary.

Corey Scott, Chairperson, called the meeting to order.


Minutes of April 18, 2019 Meeting – Joe Bowen motioned to approve the minutes with no corrections. Jamie Madison seconded the motion.

Follow-up Accident/Incident Reports 

EMS – Employee involved in the ambulance wreck has some neck injuries and is receiving rehab. A surgical consult is coming up and has already been having epidurals and cortisone shots.


Accidents/Incident Reports

Road & Bridge – Employee hit his head on the bottom of the truck door picking up a tool he dropped under the fuel tank. No medical attention.

Appraiser – Employee was taking pictures next to a fence and the fenced in dog bit employee through the fence on the hand.


Safety walk-through will be done by Corey Scott, Kim Pruett, and Kalee Vanderweide on May 29, 2019.

RAG money use for security film for courthouse doors is not eligible. This cost $2,410.00 and RAG money will only cover $2,000.00, with $410.00 coming from another budget. This film is for the main floor of the courthouse. A suggestion was made to have the Safety Committee fund the security film. Jamie Madison made a motion to have the Safety Committee buy the security film at 100%. Dirk Saragusa and Corey Scott seconded the motion.

Second quarter training ideas include Stop the Bleed, CPR training, and/or First Aid classes. Third quarter training ideas include Stop the Bleed, CPR training, and/or First Aid classes. It was discussed to hold Stop the Bleed training during the employee day training on Columbus Day, October 8, 2019.

The next meeting has been set for Thursday, June 20, 2019. There being no further business, Jamie Madison made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Connie Ellerman seconded the motion.