Safety Committee Minutes

Atchison County

Safety Committee Meeting

December 20, 2018


The Atchison County Safety Committee met on Thursday, November 15, 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; Shelley Campbell, Register of Deeds; Corey Scott, EMS; Kim Pruett, Joint Communications; Staci Waggle, Solid Waste; Wesley Lanter, EM; Dirk Saragusa, Jail; Breanna Chalfant, Community Corrections; Jamie Madison, Human Resources; Debbie Thompson, Appraiser; and Melissa Crane, Appraiser.

Minutes were recorded by Kalee Vanderweide, Secretary.

Seth Howard, Chairperson, called the meeting to order.


Minutes of November 15, 2018 Meeting – Melissa Smith motioned to approve the minutes with no corrections. Corey Scott seconded the motion.

Follow-up Accident/Incident Reports 

EMS – Employee had a needle stick. The patient involved never called back, so there will be continued testing on employee since the patient couldn’t be tested.


Accidents/Incident Reports

EMS – Employee had a needle stick trying to start an IV. Follow up will occur.

Ambulance was in a motor vehicle accident. The driver was okay with a negative UA and back to full duty. The passenger went to Mosaic with a bruised spinal cord, negative UA and is back to full duty.

ASV – Employee fell outside the back door as her leg gave out. She stated she had previously injured that leg at ALPS and there is no new injury.

KERIT dividend check of $11,359.00 was deposited into Safety Committee Fund. Rates are going up for 2019. The 2018 Loss control reimbursement will be sent to KERIT by Kalee Vanderweide to get $650.00 in reimbursement.

Lydia Theurer presented a Stop the Bleed Kit that runs $650.00 for the whole kit. She did say we could buy a cabinet for $69.00 and get supplies from EMS and would cost around $120.00 a kit. Stop the Bleed certification could be offered quarterly and would be restocked once a year by EMS.

Election of Officer:

Lydia Theurer was nominated as Chairperson by Wes Lanter. Kim Pruett seconded this.

Debbie Thompson was nominated as Vice Chairperson by Shelley Campbell. Wes Lanter seconded this.

Kalee Vanderweide was nominated as Secretary by Wes Lanter. Jamie Madison seconded this.


Christmas party was good. Casino was fun. Change the way the tickets for drawing are done. A $75.00 donation was delivered to Salvation Army from the money raised as buy back of chips.

The quarterly sign ins and training sign ins need sent in to KCAMP.

Lydia Theurer asked if any of the RAG money could be used to help pay for jump bags for CERT.

The next meeting has been set for Thursday, January 17, 2019. There being no further business, Melissa Smith made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Jamie Madison seconded the motion.