Safety Committee Minutes

Atchison County

Safety Committee Meeting

August 18, 2022

The Atchison County Safety Committee met on Thursday, August 18, 2022 via the Zoom platform and in person.  Those members in attendance were: Eric Noll, Commissioner; Wesley Lanter, EM/IT; Jodi Moore, HR; Amanda Dishong, Appraiser; Kelly Johansen, Sheriff; and Kalee Vanderweide, County Clerk.

Minutes were recorded by Kalee Vanderweide.

Amanda Dishong, Chairperson, called the meeting to order.

OLD BUSINESS:

Minutes of June 16, 2022 Meeting – Wesley Lanter made a motion to accept the minutes with no corrections noted.  Kelly Johansen and Jodi Moore seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.  

Accident/Incident Reports: 

Road & Bridge:  Employee was released to full duty.  

EMS:  Employee has ongoing follow up.

NEW BUSINESS:

EMS: Employee responded to an emergency call at a residence.  Employee stepped in a hole that was covered by a rug on the floor. Employee is cleared. 

Employee was removing a patient on the cot from the ambulance, and the cot mechanically folded slamming the employee’s right hand and thumb between the cot and the ambulance truck.  Employee is cleared.

Appraiser:  Employee was in the field when the employee slipped off a 2’ retaining wall, causing 3 paving bricks to fall and having a block crack and break a corner.  Employee received a small bruise and scratch on the left ankle/foot.  Employee is cleared. 

Rescue:  Employee was on standby for the Amelia Earhart Fireworks and became over heated.   Employee is cleared.

Road & Bridge: Employee was brooming a road; as employee thought dust on the road would cause an accident.  A car struck the broom from behind.  This is ongoing.  

The seventh County W.A.Y. nomination was voted on by all committee members present.  The winner for the month of July is Mark Zeltner, County Clerk’s office. 

The eighth County W.A.Y. nomination was voted on by all committee members present.   The winner for the month of 
 August is Amber Lee, Sheriff’s office.

OPEN DISCUSSION

Jodi Moore made a motion to have a fire drill as the 3rd quarter training.  Wesley Lanter seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.  

KERIT came to do their facility inspection with Brian Oswalt on July 18, 2022.  The representative had to leave after the walk through was started and will be coming back to finish the walk through on September 29, 2022. 

Chair Amanda Dishong announced that she will be stepping down and a new chairperson will need nominated.  Jodi Moore made a motion to appoint herself, Jodi Moore, as chairperson.  Wesley Lanter seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.   

Secretary Kalee Vanderweide announced that she will be stepping down as secretary and a new secretary will need nominated.  Amanda Dishong made a motion to appoint Kimberly Glover as secretary.  Wesley Lanter seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously. 

The next meeting has been set for Thursday, September 15, 2022.  There being no further business, Wesley Lanter made a motion to adjourn the meeting.   Eric Noll seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.