ISD#316 THE GREENWAY SCHOOLS
Members in Attendance: Don Axtell, Marie Black, Karen Buchert, Alan Flinck, Howard Kuusisto, Darrell Leen and Jim Smith. Also in attendance Tony Jasper.
Members Absent: Dan Bibeau, Sandy Dwyer, Sue Gerzina, Brian Hongo, Chip Jespersen, Jolene Landwer, Hal Leasure, Diane Levar Terry Plackner Rod Thompson and John Wright.
1) Good News: From Jim Smith – Tim O’Gorman is recovering and will be back to work in two weeks.
2) Additions to the agenda. None
The minutes of
4) Old Business
a) Material Safety Data Sheets. All custodial areas and Industrial Arts areas have been inventoried and the MSDS books have been brought up to date. Still need inventory from Howard Kuusisto. The Science Dept. has a few MSDS sheets and the book needs to be brought up to date. In general, we’re in good shape!
b) Vandyke Stair Railing. Scheduled for replacement.
c) Replenish First Aid Stations. Karen Buchert will look into this and set up a check sheet to be used the first week of the month.
d) Crisis Manangement. The building principals set this up for each building with the Safety Committee as the overseer. Jeff Kuck still has not come to one of the Committee meeting to tell us what we need to do.
e) Stipend: Have received a written approval from the teacher’s union and a verbal ok from Local 456. Written approval is still needed before payments will be issued. Back pay will be paid for past participation. The meeting sign-in sheet will be given to payroll to issue payments.
Lowering the accidents at
g) CPR & defibrillator training Jim Smith will contact MacNeil Environment to see what can be set up and work with Karen Buchert in this process.
6) New Business
a. Fall safety support program. There was a discussion regarding what works in other businesses. Examples of incentive programs include gift certificates, drawings, and/or lunch. Some safety meetings have included bringing in an expert to speak on a timely topic. Some safety programs have included purchasing safety shoes or back braces for employees. It was determined that the cost of an effective safety program could be offset by savings in the annual workers comp. insurance premium. The first step to be taken is in safety awareness. Also, Karen Buchert noted that a new accident report should be created and she will work on this.