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SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
City/County Government Center

Meeting Attendance:   
David Brandenburg, Golf Course
Linda Chandler, Purchasing
Ken Fischer, Land & Water Conservation
Richard Gedemer, Dept of Social Services
Ann Kaiser, UW Extension
Michael Marx, HR
Rick Kiefer, Central Maintenance
Karen Warren, Wellness

A meeting of the Safety Committee for Fond du Lac County employees was called to order at 8:15 am by
David Brandenburg, committee chair.

REVIEW & APPROVE MINUTES:  The February 15 meeting minutes were approved.

OLD BUSINESS

No Right Turn on Red at Macy & Western:  Ryan will bring this concern to the Traffic Safety Commission and report back.

Flu Season Update:  The flu virus has peaked later than usual. St. Agnes Hospital was at full capacity part of February and diverted non-life-threatening patients to other hospitals.

Active Shooter/De-Escalation Employee Training:  Training will be scheduled in late Spring or early Summer.

Department Lockdown Update:  Rick K. demonstrated how the door lock devices work. They are approximately $60 each.

Community Outreach:  The Committee is in favor of running a “Do Something Right” campaign. Karen shared that the Wellness Team would assist if needed.  Mike will ask Allen to put this on the agenda for the April 18 department head meeting. 

It was suggested that brief updates from the Safety, Wellness & Energy Teams be given at all department head meetings.


SAFETY SUGGESTIONS 

Rick K. mentioned that there were issues with the north entrance door due to the high wind gusts last week.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Traveling Board:  The board will be updated with Spring safety information.

Newsletter:  March edition is done.  We will possibly revise the newsletter design.

 

NEW BUSINESS

Treadmills:  Rick G. mentioned that staff had requested a treadmill at the work place. Linda mentioned that they also looked into this for the City/County Bldg. but due to liability issues, etc. this will not be pursued.

 

Meeting adjourned 9:00 am  (Mike/Rick G)

Next meeting:  Wed, April 19, 8:15 am in Room F

Ann Kaiser, Secretary