Safety Committee Minutes

Atchison County

Safety Committee Meeting

August 16, 2018


The Atchison County Safety Committee met on Thursday, August 16, 2018 in the County Commission Room. Those members in attendance were Seth Howard, Road & Bridge; Kalee Vanderweide, County Clerk; Lydia Theurer, EMS; Jamie Madison, Human Resources; Melissa Smith, Human Resources; Dirk Saragusa, Jail Maintenance; Debbie Thompson, Appraiser’s; Breanna Chalfant, Community Corrections; Kim Pruett, Joint Communications; Christina Lee, Treasurer’s; and Peggy House, Atchison Senior Village.

Minutes were recorded by Kalee Vanderweide, Secretary.

Seth Howard, Chairperson, called the meeting to order.


Minutes of July 19, 2018 Meeting – Kim Pruett motioned to approve the minutes with one correction. Peggy House seconded the motion.

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  

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. Follow up in 6 weeks.

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. Follow up the week of August 13-17, 2018.


Third Quarter training will be bomb/fire drill.

Accidents/Incident Reports

EMS – Employee stepped in a hole and reinjured her knee. No restrictions, back to work.

Road & Bridge – Employee was working on a hand pump. The pump broke and shot cleaner all over. Only had first aid.


Christmas Party discussion. First date is December 14, 2018, then alternate is December 7, 2018, at Elizabeth’s. Maybe do a casino night with a couple gifts (gift baskets) for top two winners.

KERIT safety inspection findings showed no issues at Road and Bridge, Rescue building, Courthouse, and Transfer Station. Memorial Hall had housekeeping issues and the basement.

The next meeting has been set for Thursday, September 20, 2018. There being no further business, Dirk Saragusa made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Jamie Madison seconded the motion.