The Safety team met in October. Since our last early summer meeting, Bill Szydlo and the facilities committee have completed many of the tasks regarding first aid cabinets, severe weather and door signage, windows in the pastor offices, and quick release velcro straps for critical doors. They are also finalizing decisions regarding a new entry system for our doors including video monitoring. (More details to come from them soon.) We spent the majority of our meeting tying up loose ends regarding safety education including CPR/AED training, mental health training, and best practices for usher training.

Starting in January 2024 the recommendation was made to rename the safety team the Health and Safety Team. The Covid task force was disbanded in 2023 but there was agreement that having a Health and Safety Team, possibly meeting twice yearly, would be good “preventative medicine.” Anyone interested in joining this 2024 team please contact Anne Meyer Ruppel or leave a note for Kate in the office and she will forward your name appropriately.

Gary Carlson
Safety Team Chair