Town of Redding
Redding Safety Committee
4:00PM via Zoom
Zachary Smith, Finance Department
Doug Hartline, Health Department
Peggy Palmer, Highway Department
Rob Blick, Park & Recreation
Michelle Stillman, Senior Center
Shaun Donnelly, Building & Facilities
Eugene Burke, Veolia Water
Mr. Smith called the meeting to order at 4:02PM.
Approval of the Minutes from the Thursday, 12/2/2021 Safety Committee Meeting
Mr. Smith made a motion to approve the minutes of the Thursday, 12/2/2021 Safety Committee meeting. Mr. Hartline seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous, and the motion carried.
· Appointment of Co-Chair for Safety Committee
Mr. Blick made a nomination for Zachary Smith to be the Co-Chair of the Redding Safety Committee. Mr. Burke seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous, and the motion carried.
· Approval of Meeting Dates for the remainder of Calendar Year 2022
The proposed meeting dates for the rest of Calendar Year 2022 are as follows:
Thursday, 6/2/2022 at 4:00PM
Thursday, 9/1/2022 at 4:00PM
Thursday, 12/1/2022 at 4:00PM
Mr. Donnelly made a motion to approve the proposed meeting dates for Calendar Year 2022. Mr. Hartline seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous, and the motion carried.
· Redding Elementary School Lighting Issues
Mr. Donnelly informed the committee that these issues were corrected.
· Community Center Main Entrance Door Repair
Mr. Donnelly informed the committee that the door was repaired.
· Community Center Light Repair
Mr. Donnelly informed the committee that all the lighting issues have been corrected.
· Falling Limbs on the Parade Path
Co-Chair Smith discussed the establishment of signs at either end of the Parade Path to alert residents of falling limbs.
Co-Chair Smith discussed the ongoing maintenance of tree limbs on the Parade Path.
· Covid-19 Update
Mr. Hartline discussed the changes in Covid-19 protocols and how this affects the Town
· CIRMA E-Learning and Other Trainings
Discussion followed concerning employee safety trainings.
· Review of First Reports of Injury since Thursday, 12/2/2021 for the Schools and the Town
There were seven First Reports of Injury (FRI’s) since Thursday, 12/2/2021 for the Town. They are as follows:
– Police Officer injured their right shoulder during forced entry into a residence. Emergency Care. There was lost time.
– Police Officer slipped and fell on an icy driveway. They received no medical treatment.
– Police Officer slipped and fell on ice on the way to a workers compensation PT visit. They received emergency care. There was lost time.
– Facilities Worker fell off a ladder. Did not initially seek medical treatment. There was some missed time.
– Facilities Worker slipped on ice while snow shoveling. Bruised their elbow. No treatment needed.
– Police Officer slipped on a driveway. No medical treatment was needed.
– Transfer Station employee was greasing a truck and the handle of the greaser hit their wrist. No treatment was necessary.
Discussion followed concerning ice and slip hazards as well as the Community Center Door Repair and the other doors in the building.
The Schools were not present to report FRI’s.
· Safety Concerns/Prevention Measures at School & Town Facilities
Discussion followed concerning the Georgetown Wire Mill. Co-Chair Smith will reach out to Dave Palmer to discuss safety concerns.
Mr. Donnelly made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Burke seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous, and the motion carried.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:28PM.