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Minutes of Redding Safety Committee, 03/07/2019

AGENDA: Redding Safety Committee

RECEIVED 03/12/2019 2:30pm
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

Redding Safety Committee Meeting
Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 4:00PM
Police Department Conference Room

Filed subject to approval

Mark O’Donnell, Chief of Police/Co-Chair; Jeff Hanson, Highway/Transfer Station Superintendent/Co-Chair; Marc Deluca, Police Captain; Mark Lubus, Building Department; Myles Morrison, CIRMA; Eugene Burke, Veolia Water/WPCC; Rob Blick, Park and Rec; Zachary Smith, Town Hall/Finance Department

The meeting was called to order at 4:02PM.

Chief O’Donnell made a motion to approve the minutes of the December 6, 2018 meeting. Marc Deluca seconded the Motion. The vote was unanimous, and the motion carried.

Old Business:

Mr. Hanson said that the speed humps cannot be painted until the weather warms up.

Mr. Hanson said that the highway department is unable to fix the cracked well head and that the Historical Society will need to hire an outside party to complete this project.

Mr. Hanson said that the tagged trees on the Parade Path are being are being removed on Friday, March 8th. He said that the Highway Department has been waiting for frozen ground for tree removal and that the ground is now frozen enough for vehicles to drive on it.

Chief O’Donnell said that there are complaints about the speed humps on Marchant Road. Mr. Hanson said that a home on Marchant Road has a bad exit onto the road, causing a dangerous situation. He said the second speed bump was placed near this home to make exiting the driveway safer.

New Business:

Mr. Smith reviewed the First Reports of Injury for the town. There have been seven First Reports of Injury since the last Safety Meeting.

Mr. Smith said that the injured employees are as follows: two facilities employees, one town hall employee, three transfer station employees, and one volunteer fire fighter.

Three injuries involved slipping on ice and three injuries resulted in lost time. Discussion followed about proper salting of walkways.

There have been no improvements to the safety of any of the buildings.

Mr. Blick said that Topstone Park has a lock that has the combination changed frequently. He said the front desk of the Police Department should have the combo.

Mr. Burke said that Veolia Water has just completed 17 years of plant operation with no recordable injuries or lost time. He said that this is unusual for Wastewater Treatment, which is an industry with a high injury rate.

Mr. Morrison said that he’s available for whenever the Town needs a safety training or when OSHA requirements need explanation.

Discussion followed this about the need for the schools and the Fire Departments to have a representative at the Safety Meeting.

The next meeting is on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at the Town Hall Conference Room.

Mr. Hanson made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Deluca seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 4:31PM.

Submitted by,
Zachary Smith