At their Dec. 2 meeting, Mike Halder, Cherokee County Safety Director, briefed the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors on a new work compensation program called "Company Nurse -- On Call."
The program is an injury hotline that an injured county employee or department supervisor can call to report an on the job injury. The "Company Nurse" program is designed to enhance the care that injured workers receive and reduces the paperwork thrust at an injured worker.
If an injury occurs, an employee reports the injury to a Department Supervisor or a Manager. If the injury is determine to be an emergency, the employee would seek treatment as soon as possible then report the injury after treatment. Non-emergency injuries can be reported before treatment and "Company Nurse" can advise first aid or medical referral and the designated medical facility will receive a notice that the employee is coming for treatment and notify the work status back to the employer.
This program will also make it possible for the County Department Heads to be in charge of their employees' injury reports opposed to the current program of the County Auditor filing the report.
Lisa Langlitz, Community Services Director, presented the Board with an updated version of her department's annual report.
County Engineer Dave Shanahan met with the Board to discuss general business and also to request a Rural Water permit. Shanahan updated the Board on the warranty/inspection agreement with Ziegler Caterpillar dealership on one of the county's generators .The agreement expired on Nov. 30. Shanahan and the Board concluded that they will have the generator inspected locally and may check back with Ziegler every two or three years.