Accident Prevention

It has come to our attention that some Lodges may allow the use of the above individuals for service at the Lodge in a misguided attempt to save money or provide assistance.

In most cases, such individuals won’t be considered employees covered under the Lodge’s workers comp policy. There is also the possibility that they could sue the Lodge under the Self-Insured Master Liability Program if injured.

When such persons are allowed to work at the Lodge, it is a certainty that the court, jail or school will not indemnify the Lodge, so any claim filed would have to be defended under the Master Liability Program; we have had several claims in the past arising out of this sort of situation.

A further consideration is that some of the persons could present a danger to Lodge members and/or the facilities. Under no circumstances should such arrangements be entered into by any Lodge.