Page County Supervisors approved Thomas Nordhues of rural Clarinda as the county’s safety coordinator on Sept 3. He was interviewed, along with two others, on Friday, Aug. 30.
Nordhues was safety and environmental coordinator for the Pella Corporation in Shenandoah from May 1994 to December 2018. He was responsible for environmental and safety related policies and procedures, inspections and regulations.
The experience is why the supervisors favored him.
“He has very good knowledge,” said Supervisor Chuck Morris. “He has a record of cutting the number of incidents and that number stayed there.”
Two years ago, the county’s workers’ compensation provider told the supervisors their claims have had a sharp increase. At that time, the county was encouraged to improve its safety status. Nordhues has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.