Safety Committee Minutes

Atchison County

Safety Committee Meeting

August 18, 2023

The Atchison County Safety Committee met on Thursday, August 18, 2023, via the Zoom platform and in person.  Those members in attendance were: Courtney Copeland, Appraiser; Jodi Moore, Human Resources (HR); Melissa Smith, HR; Lindsey Wood, ASV; Emily Genail, Road & Bridge; Eric Noll, Commissioner; Wesley Lanter, Emergency Management/Information Technology; Brian Oswalt, Maintenance; Mark Zeltner, Finance; Jessica Housh, EMS; Holley Hackathorn, Appraiser; and Kalee Vanderweide, Clerk.  

Minutes were recorded by Kalee Vanderweide.

Jodi Moore, Chairperson, called the meeting to order.


Minutes of July 20, 2023 Meeting – Melissa Smith made a motion to accept the minutes with no corrections noted.  Emily Genail seconded the motion.   The motion passed unanimously.  

Accident/Incident Reports:

ASV: Employee has follow up.  

 Maintenance: Employee has been cleared. 


Accident/Incident Reports:

Road & Bridge: Employee was sitting in his work truck talking to a homeowner regarding road closures, when their dog jumped up and bit him on the back of his upper left arm.  Employee was released.  

Safety Star/County W.A.Y.:

There was one Safety Star nomination.  Melissa Smith made a motion to accept the lone Safety Star nomination.  Eric Noll seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.  The winner of the Safety Star nomination is Joe Snyder.  

There were no County W.A.Y. nominations. 


Nathan Ward, KERIT, will be doing facility inspections on August 25, 2023.  The mock facility inspections are completed.  

Columbus Day training will be October 9, 2023.  This will be a full day of training with flu shots from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm.  Kalee Vanderweide and Lindsey Wood volunteered to be at the registration table to greet everyone when they come in.  The Appraiser’s office is in charge of Fresh Fruit Friday for the month of October and will have the fresh fruit available for the Columbus Day training.  The supervisor training to be held can include all supervisors, managers, and deputies.  The Showdown will have a random draw for participants.  Lindsey Wood made a motion for coolers.  Emily Genail seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.  Jodi Moore will send an email to the Safety Committee requesting questions for the Showdown.  Eric Noll and Brian Oswalt will pick up the pizzas for lunch.  Active shooter training will be a real simulation as possible.  

Discussion was had for the Vice-President attendance.  An email will be sent to initiate conversation.  

Atchison County is hosting a blood drive today, August 18, 2023, at Memorial Hall from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  

The next meeting has been set for Thursday, September 21, 2023.  There being no further business, Melissa Smith made a motion to adjourn the meeting.   Eric Noll seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.