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.
With summer holidays and long weekends upon us, it is important to stay safe while enjoying the warm weather and the company of your Post members. As you begin hosting picnics, grill outs and other summer events, be sure to assess the risks of these events and implement safety measures when possible.
One of the most dangerous elements of summer get-togethers? Grills. Follow
As summer ramps up, so do city celebrations and parades. If your Post participates regularly in these celebrations, ensure everyone is being safe and thoughtful with these 10 parade participation safety tips:
10 Parade Tips
- Plan ahead
Announce the event to all your members, determine a meeting spot, distribute route maps and organize vehicles.
- Consider the physical fitness of your members
How long is
The 2019 National CPR and AED Awareness Week is June 1-7.
This event has been in place since 2007, when Congress designated the week to encourage all states, cities and towns to provide CPR and AED training to the public.
Unfortunately, one American dies of sudden cardiac arrest approximately every two minutes. While the average survival rate for sudden cardiac arrest is about 5
Whether your Post loses power for one day or one week, it is important to prepare your Post for a power outage. Whether caused by ice, snow or thunderstorms, a power outage may cause food spoilage, prevent the use of medical devices and disrupt water and communications.
How to Prepare in Advance
- Always have an emergency kit with water, non-perishable food, emergency contact
According to the National Safety Council, shoveling snow is responsible for thousands of injuries and as many as 100 deaths each year.
While shoveling may not seem more strenuous than running on a treadmill, it actually raises your blood pressure and heart rate more than other types of exercise. Shoveling also uses your arms, which is more taxing than work that requires
If your Post owns one or more vehicles or if someone is driving on your Post’s behalf, it is important to have Business Auto Liability and/or Hired and Non-Owned Auto Liability Insurance in place. You also need to have policies and guidelines in place to make sure that you choose carefully when determining who is allowed to drive them on your
Posts that sell or serve alcohol face many risks. If your Post serves alcohol to a minor or visibly intoxicated patron, the results can be serious. Your Post could face administrative and criminal fines, as well as claims for damages that a person might cause after leaving your establishment. However, by educating your servers, you can make a difference for your Post
You’ve worked hard to save for you and your family’s future. Don’t underestimate the importance of protecting those financial assets.
A way many people protect their assets is by diversifying them. By using multiple financial assets—stocks, bonds, cash and more—risk is better managed.
You can also start a trust to hold, manage and distribute your assets according to your wishes. It can protect your