20 Simple Safety Tips for 2020

Are you ready for another exciting new year at the Post? Start things off right at your Post with these 20 simple safety tips for 2020. Indoor Safety Tips Inspect Your Folding Chair Inventory—Defective folding chairs can collapse causing serious injury and liability claims for the Post. Retire chairs that are old, worn out, damaged, [...]

January 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Does Your Post Have Accessible Parking?

As facilities open to the public, Posts are required to have adequate parking for individuals with disabilities. If your Post doesn't meet the necessary accessible parking requirements, it could mean complaints, fines or costly litigation. The 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design updated legal requirements first established by the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act for [...]

December 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do You Have the Right First Aid Kit Supplies?

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 supplies can make all the difference while also helping [...]

November 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lighting for Safety and Security

The right lighting reduces the risk of accidents and helps everyone feel safer and more secure. Now that it's fall, you and your members will be reaching for the light switch earlier than usual, so it's a good time to think about how lighting at your Post impacts safety and security. Here's what you should [...]

October 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kitchen Safety: Prevention and First Aid for Cuts and Burns

Good food is at the heart of many events, so it's important to ensure your Post kitchen crew stays safe as they work to make your event a success. Injuries are common in busy kitchens, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and OSHA, but safety can help reduce the risks. Cuts and burns are [...]

October 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Labor Day Safety Tips

With the Labor Day holiday approaching, it's important to stay safe as we honor the American worker and enjoy one of the last weekends of summer. Peter J. McGuire, co-founder of the American Federation of Labor, once said this holiday celebrates those workers "who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we [...]

August 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 Plan ahead Announce the event to all your members, determine a meeting spot, distribute route maps and organize vehicles. Consider [...]

June 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Take Part in National CPR and AED Awareness Week

The 2019 National CPR and AED Awareness Week is June 1-7, but your Post can participate in CPR and AED training year round.  National CPR and AED Awareness Week 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 [...]

May 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Examine Your Post’s Chairs to Avoid Collapse

A surprising number of claims come from an unexpected source: metal folding chairs. Collapsing chairs are extremely dangerous and often collapse during normal use. Many injuries can occur from a chair collapse, including: Heavy bruising Smashed fingers Broken arms and wrists Fractured pelvises Severe lacerations Concussions Injuries associated with deteriorating folding chairs may require corrective [...]

November 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Special Event Safety Tips for Posts

As summer winds down, it is time to think about fall fundraisers, holiday parties and other events your Post hosts. As always, your Post should assess the risks of every event and implement safety measures when possible. Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls As one of the leading industry incidents, slips, trips and falls can be [...]

October 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments