Snow Shoveling Safety Tips

Like everyone, many Posts spend the winter digging out from snow storms. Shoveling snow can provide an opportunity for exercise, help out less-able community members, and build camaraderie among the members. All the same, snow removal can also be risky for members, volunteers and your organization. Shoveling snow yourself can pose health risks and hiring [...]

January 4th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

With the holiday season in full swing, many Lodges are ready to decorate. Help make sure your holidays are jolly and bright by remembering these holiday decorating safety tips. Whether your Lodge decorates a small Charlie Brown tree or goes full Chevy Chase, keep your Lodge's property and members safe with these tips: Indoor Holiday [...]

December 6th, 2021|Risk management|0 Comments

The Step-by-Step Process of Purchasing Insurance from Lockton Affinity

One of the things that can make shopping for insurance for your Post so hard is not knowing what to expect. You hope that whatever company you choose will be easy to work with and offer the tailored coverage that you need, but it's not always guaranteed. At Lockton Affinity, we aim to provide you [...]

November 11th, 2021|Insurance tips|0 Comments

What to Know About Workers’ Compensation and Volunteer Accident Insurance

Even with the best training and safety precautions, it's still a possibility that one day one of your workers or volunteers could be hurt in an accident. Even a minor injury could result in a major medical bill, that in turn could lead to a lawsuit for your Post. Employees and volunteers are at the [...]

October 6th, 2021|Insurance tips|0 Comments

A Brief History of Insurance

"Don't put all your eggs in one basket" is a very old saying and, in many ways, it's still the basis for the modern insurance that helps protect your Post. Insurance began with people seeking to control the dangers they faced by spreading out the risk among larger groups of people and making agreements to [...]

September 9th, 2021|Insurance tips|0 Comments

All-Weather Grill Safety for Posts

Outdoor grilling is one of the most enjoyable and relaxing parts of summer but getting everyone together for a cookout at the Post is great anytime the weather's nice. In milder climates, you can safely cook outdoors well into fall or even all year long. If the weather does turn cold, you'll want to make [...]

July 27th, 2021|Risk management|0 Comments

7 Must-Do Events for Your Post This Summer

Summer is just a short few months for Posts to hold events outdoors when the weather is nice and families and kids are looking for something fun to do. Options are nearly endless, but a few fun ideas are so popular that many organizations consider them a must-do. These are the events your members and [...]

July 9th, 2021|Risk management|0 Comments

A Guide to Safely Opening Your Organization

Everyone is ready to get back to normal, and many places already have resumed regular activities. But with the downtime and changes that have happened over the past year, some organizations need to review and update their procedures. If your Post is one of them, these action items may help you take care of the [...]

June 16th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fireworks Safety and Liability

Summer fireworks events are a lot of fun but can be dangerous. The potential for injury is high, and organizations like your Post can face liability if a member, guest or volunteer is injured, or if property is damaged. Before you decide to include fireworks at your next event, make sure you're prepared to have [...]

May 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Top 10 Safety Risks of Outdoor Events

As the weather gets nicer, many Posts will plan outdoor events for members and guests. Everyone enjoys spending time outside, participating in a parade, having a picnic or just enjoying the great outdoors. But for event attendees to enjoy a safe outing, organizers need to spend some time thinking about what might go wrong. Every [...]

April 23rd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments