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

How to Create an Emergency Plan

When it comes to emergencies, preparation is often the best defense. These tips can help prepare your Post should an emergency ever occur. The Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommends creating a thorough emergency action plan that includes the following: A preferred method for reporting fires and other emergencies An evacuation policy and procedure [...]

October 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Handle Workers’ Compensation Claims

Despite how successful your Post’s risk management program is, Post members and volunteers can still get injured at your Post. Workers’ Compensation insurance provides coverage 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 [...]

September 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Natural Disaster Preparation for your Post

While you hope disaster never strikes, it always pays to be prepared. A few simple steps can help you make the best of a terrible situation, should your Post ever experience a natural disaster or extreme weather. Your buildings are likely your Post’s biggest assets, and can also be the most costly. With these tips, [...]

June 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments