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|

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|

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|

Special Event Safety Tips for Posts

As your Post prepares for the holiday parties and events, be sure to assess the risks of these events and implement these special event safety tips when possible.

Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls

As one of the leading industry incidents, slips, trips and falls can be costly for your Post. Follow these tips to prevent anyone from getting hurt at your event.

  • Clean up
July 17th, 2018|Safety|

How to Handle Workers’ Compensation Claims

Workers’ Compensation provides coverage for members and employees for on-the-job injuries, including medical expenses and lost wages. This coverage applies regardless of fault and is written to follow individual state laws. Some states require this coverage, while others highly encourage it.

Because workers’ compensation claims are different from case to case, there is often confusion surrounding how to handle a claim.

 

When to Report

July 17th, 2018|Safety|

Starting At the Top: Important Roof Maintenance Tips

As winter wraps up, it is a good time to consider a roof inspection. Ideally, you should have someone take a look every spring and fall, just to make sure nothing has been damaged by severe weather during the previous seasons. If you can’t remember the last time your Post’s roof was inspected, or even if it’s been more than a year,

January 30th, 2018|Safety|