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
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
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