Marshall County Commissioners Approve Safety Committee Plans


The Marshall County Commissioners approved two plans put forth by the safety committee.

Commissioner Jack Roose, who is a part of that committee, brought in an emergency plan regarding hazardous chemicals. The hazardous communication plan outlines what procedures county employees should undertake if a hazardous spill occurs within their department in the county. Training is required and all steps meet OSHA guidelines.

A blood-borne pathogen exposure plan was also brought before the board. Training is also featured in this plan including a procedure to follow in case a person is injured on the job and blood is present. Separate procedures are also planned for any other bodily fluid or potential infectious material that may be unleashed. Hepatitis shots would be mandated and paid for by the safety committee. If a person does not choose to have a shot, a waiver would be signed by that individual. All procedures in this plan are OSHA compliant.

The commissioners approved both plans as presented.