Members present – Scott Kalis, Judy Weiss, Herb Maher, Renee Jackson (Recorder), Barry Shockley, Jim Todd, Reggie Padgett, Talmadge Piland, Terri Hoppel, Frank L. Fentress, Jarvis Lynch, John Hixon, Lisa Hicks, Karen Kephart, Jason Stroud, and Mike Shahsiah.
Review of January meeting minutes – No corrections. Minutes were approved.
Taleo presentation – Will be presented at a future date. Technical difficulties.
Introduction of Scott Kalis – Herb introduced Scott Kalis, the new Occupational Health and Safety Manager. Scott has worked previously, for 27 years, as an Occupational Health & Safety Manager and as a volunteer paramedic, for 25 years, with VB EMS.
SRC’s presentation for MLT – Scott, Judy, Herb, Jeff, and Frank will be attending. Herb gave a brief run-thru of the slide presentation to solicit input before finalizing. Jason Stroud mentioned EMS will determine who will be Bill Kiley’s replacement on the SRC. Note to grab the AEDs before the fire evacuation drills. Scott suggested sending out Safety grams to other departments after an incident. Human Services Department is finally starting a Vehicle Accident/Incident Review Board. The Backing AD & Distracted Driving Policy will be routed for signatures. Fleet Management will furnish traffic cones and magnetic stickers. Herb will email the Backing AD. It was suggested to remove drinking and eating & personal music devices while driving out of the proposed distracted driving policy and replace with any activities that may distract the driver/operator. Policy violators will be subject to disciplinary action but remove may be liable for damages.
OSHA reporting of fatalities & severe injuries – Scott discussed reporting, to OSHA, fatalities within 8 hours and hospitalizations within 24 hours. Supervisor needs to notify the Safety Office. It is a violation if not reported.
OSHA 300A 2015 data – Judy passed out a handout, by Department, which listed 2015 OSHA log data. The data is posted on Beachnet and on the bulletin board in Building 18.
Forklift Training – New employee 2 hour training. Each Department has an evaluator. For example: Public Utilities- David Doss and Parks & Recreation- Mike Barlow. The Lift Operator Skills Evaluation Form is completed and Herb submits to Renee to type up the training cards which are good for 3 years. If an incident occurs, (operating recklessly, horseplay, unsafe) they need to retake the training, beginning with the classroom portion.
Upcoming Cut-Saw training (May, June & July) – There are 8 upcoming classes, mostly classroom. Herb will send out an email confirming dates of the training. Encourage storeroom employees to come. Classes will be small in number, 20 each.
Safety-Reports.com – Lisa Hicks, discussed a mobile app that will tabulate a safety inspection report for you. Initially, she did the 14 day free trial. Cost is approximately $47 for one user, $500 annually. Discount is available for more users. Lisa passed around a sample inspection. The program allows for pictures to be downloaded. Lisa noted they conduct safety inspections annually and allow thirty days to make corrections.
SRC member departmental update – Karen Kephart- a new director has been selected for the CVB. Frank Fentress-Upcoming Live Wire Training with Dominion Power in response to an incident. Scott asked about block training for Live Wire. Frank Fentress also mentioned the upcoming Safety & Health Fair, Wednesday, September 21st, 2016. Reggie stated departments are trained before new equipment & vehicles are put in service. Jason Stroud mentioned the EMS transition with Bruce’s retirement.
Old/New/Unfinished Business – Frank Fentress, looking at pre-manufactured ladders to access the bed of trucks. Talmadge, Possible use of ladders on trucks for morning observation to ensure bed is empty.
Next CS&HC meeting, May 19th, 10:00 am, VBCC
Next SRC meeting, Wednesday, May 4th, 8:00 AM