Latest culinary pairing: Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Assoc. and SAIF

The brand new partnership aims to reduce worker injuries and provides discounts for eligible ORLA members.

posted July 10, 2017

SAIF partners with ORLA

The restaurant and lodging industries face some of the most difficult workplace safety challenges. To help protect the more than 167,000 workers engaged in making Oregon’s dining and overnight experiences picture perfect, the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (ORLA) and SAIF are joining forces. With SAIF’s decades of workplace safety experience, it’s an ideal match—and in June it became official.

With an eye toward making those workplaces safer and healthier, SAIF’s board of directors voted to approve a group program for eligible ORLA members. ORLA’s board of directors approved the endorsement and group program in May.

“We’re proud to partner with ORLA on our shared mission of making Oregon the safest and healthiest place to work,” said Christy Witzke, vice president of marketing, sales, and communications at SAIF.

Beginning January 1, 2018, the partnership will give eligible ORLA members—representing 11,000 food service and lodging establishments—a potential workers’ comp group discount that has to be validated by NCCI and approved by DCBS. The amount of the potential discount won't be determined until November 2017.

“We are excited about the new opportunities we will have to jointly promote safer workplaces with our partners at SAIF,” said Jason Brandt, president and CEO of ORLA.