Safety Committee Minutes

Atchison County

Safety Committee Meeting

October 18, 2018


The Atchison County Safety Committee met on Thursday, October 18, 2018 in the County Commission Room. Those members in attendance were Seth Howard, Road & Bridge; Kalee Vanderweide, County Clerk; Lydia Theurer, EMS; Melissa Smith, Human Resources; Peggy House, Atchison Senior Village; Stormy Davis, Treasurer’s; Debbie Thompson, Appraiser’s; Shelley Campbell, Register of Deeds; Kim Pruett, Joint Communications; Corey Scott, EMS; Jack Laurie, Sheriff; and Michelle Phillips, County Clerk.

Minutes were recorded by Kalee Vanderweide, Secretary.

Seth Howard, Chairperson, called the meeting to order.


Minutes of September 20, 2018 Meeting – Peggy House motioned to approve the minutes with no corrections. Kim Pruett seconded the motion.

Follow-up Accident/Incident Reports 

Sheriff’s – Employee was fighting a violent inmate and strained left shoulder. Employee is still having follow up and no lifting over 45 pounds.

EMS – Employee had a knee injury. This is ongoing.

Christmas Party – Elizabeth’s is booked for December 14, 2018. Survey was sent out and taco bar was the number one choice for food. Melissa Smith made a motion to go with the taco bar. Corey Scott seconded.

Kim Pruett made a motion to go with a Casino Night for the Christmas Party. Melissa Smith seconded.

Melissa Smith made a motion to buy chamber bucks and gift baskets as prizes. Peggy House seconded. *Gift baskets will be given to the top two winners at the end of the night once casino chips are turned in.


Accidents/Incident Reports

EMS – Employee slipped on water that was on the floor and reinjured left knee.

Appraiser’s – Employee hit his shin on car door after tripping on something in the grass. Employee went to Business Health Services, x-ray was done, nothing wrong.

Road & Bridge – Employee grabbed hot rebar and burned his fingers. Basic first aid was applied.

Discussion was had over tornado, fire, and bomb drills. An email is to be sent to department heads to have them go over what to do, where to go, in the event of any of these.

The Treasury report was given to make sure the funds were there for the Christmas Party. There is enough money to pay for the Christmas Party.


The next meeting has been set for Thursday, November 15, 2018. There being no further business, Melissa Smith made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Peggy House seconded the motion.