Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

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
December 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

A Special Veterans Day

This November 11, the country will celebrate a very important Veterans Day.

Veterans Day, a Century in the Making

Exactly 100 years ago, on November 11, 1919, Americans marked the first anniversary of the end of World War I. A year earlier, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the armistice ending hostilities had taken effect. President Wilson issued

October 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|

How Safety Signage Can Protect Your Members and Guests

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

September 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Developing a Risk Management Program at Your Post

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.
August 12th, 2019|Safety|

Grill Safety Tips

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

June 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|

10 Parade Participation Safety Tips

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

  1. Plan ahead

Announce the event to all your members, determine a meeting spot, distribute route maps and organize vehicles.

  1. Consider the physical fitness of your members

How long is

May 28th, 2019|Safety|

Take Part in National CPR and AED Awareness Week

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

April 23rd, 2019|Safety|

Preparing your Post for a Power Outage

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
March 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Snow Shoveling Safety

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

February 14th, 2019|Safety|

Business Auto Liability Coverage and Minimizing Risks

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

January 7th, 2019|Business|