It’s not always easy to tell what’s wrong when you don’t feel well. Some symptoms can go unnoticed, while other signs of serious illnesses are so common we may ignore them. Knowing the signs of serious illnesses like heart attack and stroke helps protect your organization and community and can prevent an otherwise tragic outcome. Here’s what to know:
Everyone is looking forward to things getting back to normal, with Post employees getting back into the swing of things and volunteers old and new looking for ways to give back. Because the future is still uncertain and the risk for mistakes can be greater after a prolonged absence, it’s important workers and volunteers are protected.
Protecting Volunteers and Workers
The past several weeks have been difficult for Post communities and the world at large. With recent CDC and government guidance, many Posts are closing temporarily.
While it is disappointing to have the Post closed, we can use this time to continue to prepare and improve. Encourage Post leadership to take turns working on things, so that when it reopens, your Post will
The famous Punxsutawney Phil said an early spring is a certainty after seeing no shadow on Groundhog Day. Around the Post, you may have already noticed warmer weather and more activity. It’s the perfect time for some seasonal maintenance and spring cleaning before summer arrives.
Here’s a seasonal maintenance and spring cleaning checklist for Post facilities to get you started.
Spring Cleaning Checklist:
You can turn to the first aid kit for relief from a headache or bandages for a scrape, but do you have the right supplies for an emergency? If a member or guest at the Post becomes ill or is seriously injured, the right first aid kit supplies can make all the difference while also helping to protect your Post from a
Parking lots pose risks to cars, pedestrians and property as members, guests and volunteers can cause accidents and damage. Look at your Post’s parking lot accessibility and structure to see if you make adjustments to prevent these accidents and make your Post a welcoming place for all.
Easy parking lot accessibility improvements
With a few minor changes, you can help reduce incidents in your
Theft has the potential to impact every part of the operations at your Post, so it’s important to be aware of some of the key areas of risk. Follow these facility theft prevention tips to deter and prevent crime in these six areas at risk for theft at your facility.
The money sitting in vending machines, bill changers and coin laundries is
Each year there are thousands of injuries involving holiday decorations. You can reduce the risk to your members, volunteers and guests this season by following these holiday decorating safety tips:
Live and Artificial Trees
- Purchase a fresh tree to minimize the fire hazard and maximize long life.
- Cut off the bottom 2 inches off the trunk base for better water absorption.
- Water a
A simple “wet floor” safety sign can mean the difference between a normal day at your Post and a trip to the emergency room. According to OSHA, there’s a link between safety signage and accident occurrence. Without a proper sign, it’s difficult for others to take safety precautions around the hazards. Proper safety signage warns about common hazards and protects your
A successful risk management program can protect your members from harm and your Post from associated costs. Because of the program’s importance, Post leadership should hold the responsibility of the risk management program planning.
When implementing a risk management program, consider the following fundamentals:
- State the reasons for having the program. These objectives will determine the depth and scope of the program’s development.