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Continuing education for insurance agents

Providing training is an important SAIF service to producers, which in turn improves the effectiveness of the workers' compensation system for everyone.

SAIF is a continuing education provider. Many courses are registered with the State Insurance Division for agent continuing education credit hours. Registration of courses does not imply endorsement by the Insurance Division.

Online training | Get helpful information without leaving your desk. See our upcoming online trainings, approved for producer continuing education credit.

Agent Training
Courses are offered at no cost and are available only to SAIF-appointed agents. Click on "Register now" to register, but register soon, because seating is limited.
Bend
    Cool tools: making work easier and safer
    Date Wednesday, February 14, 2018
    Time 8 to 10 a.m.
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    Cool tools: making work easier and safer

    If you've ever wished you had an easier way to lift a large flowerpot, transform an everyday pair of shoes into ice walkers, or help workers at night be more visible, this session is for you. This hands-on training introduces you to a variety of products and physical techniques that can help make your daily activities easier and safer, regardless of your industry. We hope you find a few tools to share within your organization, but you may just find something that you can use in your own daily activities-at home, at work, or at play. We also briefly discuss the Employer-At-Injury Program, which can help you obtain tools and equipment to help bring injured workers back to work.

    Approved for producer CEC hour.

    SAIF is a continuing education provider. Many courses are registered with the State Insurance Division for agent continuing education credit hours. Registration of courses does not imply endorsement by the Insurance Division.

    Date Wednesday, February 14, 2018
    Time 8 to 10 a.m.
    Location SAIF Corporation, 999 SW Disk Drive, Bend OR
    Speaker(s)

    Julia Means, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF 
    Liz Foott, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF 


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    What direction is the law taking?
    Date Wednesday, June 13, 2018
    Time 8 to 10 a.m.
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    What direction is the law taking?

    An update on recent court decisions affecting workers' comp claims and hearings. Some speed bumps, some hairpin turns, and some straight open roads.

    Approval pending producer CEC hours.

    SAIF is a continuing education provider. Many courses are registered with the State Insurance Division for agent continuing education credit hours. Registration of courses does not imply endorsement by the Insurance Division.

    Date Wednesday, June 13, 2018
    Time 8 to 10 a.m.
    Location SAIF Corporation, 999 SW Disk Drive, Bend, OR
    Speaker(s)

    Kathryn Olney, Attorney, SAIF


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Brookings
    Total Worker Health: solutions for preventing and managing chronic back pain
    Date Thursday, January 25, 2018
    Time 10 to 11:30 a.m.
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    Total Worker Health: solutions for preventing and managing chronic back pain

    Many of us suffer from chronic back pain, and we have employees who suffer, as well. Low back pain impacts quality of life and productivity at work and at home. This presentation introduces participants to distraction, fatigue, time-of-day, and other significant back pain risk factors, and Total Worker Health prevention strategies that may not be included in your existing back-injury prevention effort. Evidence-based strategies for managing pain without medication also are discussed.

    Approved for producer CEC hour.

    SAIF is a continuing education provider. Many courses are registered with the State Insurance Division for agent continuing education credit hours. Registration of courses does not imply endorsement by the Insurance Division.

    Date Thursday, January 25, 2018
    Time 10 to 11:30 a.m.
    Location Southwestern Oregon Community College-Curry Campus, Krieger Community Room, 96082 Lone Ranch Parkway, Brookings OR
    Speaker(s)

    Leigh Manning, Senior Safety Management Consultant
    Sabrina Freewyn, Total Worker Health Consultant


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    Total Worker Health: solutions for preventing and managing chronic back pain
    Date Thursday, January 25, 2018
    Time 10 to 11:30 a.m.
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    Total Worker Health: solutions for preventing and managing chronic back pain

    Many of us suffer from chronic back pain, and we have employees who suffer, as well. Low back pain impacts quality of life and productivity at work and at home. This presentation introduces participants to distraction, fatigue, time-of-day, and other significant back pain risk factors, and Total Worker Health prevention strategies that may not be included in your existing back-injury prevention effort. Evidence-based strategies for managing pain without medication also are discussed.

    Approval pending for 1 general CEC hour.

    SAIF is a continuing education provider. Many courses are registered with the State Insurance Division for agent continuing education credit hours. Registration of courses does not imply endorsement by the Insurance Division.

    Date Thursday, January 25, 2018
    Time 10 to 11:30 a.m.
    Location Southwestern Oregon Community College-Curry Campus, Krieger Community Room, 96082 Lone Ranch Parkway, Brookings OR
    Speaker(s)

    Leigh Manning, Senior Safety Management Consultant
    Sabrina Freewyn, Total Worker Health Consultant


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Coos Bay
    Total Worker Health: solutions for preventing and managing chronic back pain
    Date Wednesday, January 24, 2018
    Time Noon to 1:30 p.m.
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    Total Worker Health: solutions for preventing and managing chronic back pain

    Many of us suffer from chronic back pain, and we have employees who suffer, as well. Low back pain impacts quality of life and productivity at work and at home. 
    This presentation introduces participants to distraction, fatigue, time-of-day, and other significant back pain risk factors, and Total Worker Health prevention strategies that may not be included in your existing back-injury prevention effort. Evidence-based strategies for managing pain without medication also are discussed.

    Approved for producer CEC hour.

    SAIF is a continuing education provider. Many courses are registered with the State Insurance Division for agent continuing education credit hours. Registration of courses does not imply endorsement by the Insurance Division

    Date Wednesday, January 24, 2018
    Time Noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Location Southwestern Oregon Community College, 1988 Newmark Avenue, Coos Bay OR
    Speaker(s)

    Leigh Manning - Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF
    Sabrina Freewyn - Total Worker Health Consultant, SAIF


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Eugene
    Legalization of marijuana and workplace issues
    Date Thursday, March 15, 2018
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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    Legalization of marijuana and workplace issues

    This session explores the most current information on how employers can navigate the potential impact of legalized marijuana on their employees, drug policies, and safety practices. 

    Approval pending producer CEC hours.

    SAIF is a continuing education provider. Many courses are registered with the State Insurance Division for agent continuing education credit hours. Registration of courses does not imply endorsement by the Insurance Division.

    Date Thursday, March 15, 2018
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Location SAIF Corporation, Register Guard Conference Room, 3500 Chad Drive, Eugene, OR
    Speaker(s)
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    Premium audit: who, what, why, when, and where
    Date Thursday, June 21, 2018
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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    Premium audit: who, what, why, when, and where

    Why am I being audited? What did I do? Being selected for a premium audit should be a positive experience and prove to be beneficial to your bottom line. This session covers the premium audit process, how to prepare, and what to expect, and provides you an opportunity to meet your local premium auditors and ask any questions you might have. 

    Approval pending producer CEC hours.

    SAIF is a continuing education provider. Many courses are registered with the State Insurance Division for agent continuing education credit hours. Registration of courses does not imply endorsement by the Insurance Division.

    Date Thursday, June 21, 2018
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Location SAIF Corporation, Register Guard Conference Room, 3500 Chad Drive, Eugene, OR
    Speaker(s)

    John Sprague, Premium Auditor, SAIF
    John Hoppe, Premium Auditor, SAIF
    Rob Miller, Premium Audit Supervisor, SAIF


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Klamath Falls
    Incident analysis
    Date Tuesday, May 8, 2018
    Time Noon to 1:30 p.m.
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    Incident analysis

    There are key steps in completing an incident analysis. This training gives managers and supervisors the tools to improve post-incident analysis skills, conduct root-cause analysis, and identify corrective actions to prevent recurrence. By understanding the system elements that can cause unsafe incidents, you can make positive improvements for your employees and your organization.

    Approval pending producer CEC hours.

    SAIF is a continuing education provider. Many courses are registered with the State Insurance Division for agent continuing education credit hours. Registration of courses does not imply endorsement by the Insurance Division.

    Date Tuesday, May 8, 2018
    Time Noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Location Klamath County School District, 2845 Greensprings Drive, Klamath Falls, OR
    Speaker(s)

    David Hanson, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF


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Medford
    Legislative and regulatory update
    Date Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    Time Noon to 1:30 p.m.
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    Legislative and regulatory update

    Join us for a discussion on current happenings at the legislature. This class will be held during a busy time in the 2018 legislative session. We'll review bills that affect workers' comp and update you on the 2018 session. 

    Approval pending producer CEC hours.

    SAIF is a continuing education provider. Many courses are registered with the State Insurance Division for agent continuing education credit hours. Registration of courses does not imply endorsement by the Insurance Division.

    Date Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    Time Noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Location Smullin Center, 2825 E. Barnett Road, Medford, OR
    Speaker(s)

    Jaye Fraser, Assistant Counsel, SAIF
    David Barenberg, Government Relations Director, SAIF


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    Incident analysis
    Date Wednesday, May 9, 2018
    Time Noon to 1:30 p.m.
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    Incident analysis

    There are key steps in completing an incident analysis. This training gives managers and supervisors the tools to improve post-incident analysis skills, conduct root-cause analysis, and identify corrective actions to prevent recurrence. By understanding the system elements that can cause unsafe incidents, you can make positive improvements for your employees and your organization.

    Approval pending producer CEC hours.

    SAIF is a continuing education provider. Many courses are registered with the State Insurance Division for agent continuing education credit hours. Registration of courses does not imply endorsement by the Insurance Division.

    Date Wednesday, May 9, 2018
    Time Noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Location Smullin Center, 2825 E. Barnett Road, Medford, OR
    Speaker(s)

    David Hanson, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF


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Portland
    Claim basics | Beyond claim basics
    Date Thursday, February 15, 2018
    Time 9 am to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.
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    Claim basics | Beyond claim basics

    Claim basics 
    This is your opportunity to learn everything you need to know about filing a workers' compensation claim. More than just the "when" and "how," this class covers injured worker benefits, claim costs and how they can be influenced, reserving claims, closing claims, and much more.

    Beyond claim basics
    This fascinating class is packed with information, presented by adjusters who walk you through some of the more strategic areas of claim management. We cover key factors driving claim costs and what you can do as the employer to help manage those costs. You hear updates on RTW and EAIP; managing rising medical costs; reserves; combined conditions; permanent impairment; investigations; vocational benefits; settlements; and much more. Don't miss this class!

    Approval pending producer CEC hours.

    SAIF is a continuing education provider. Many courses are registered with the State Insurance Division for agent continuing education credit hours. Registration of courses does not imply endorsement by the Insurance Division.

    Date Thursday, February 15, 2018
    Time 9 am to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.
    Location SAIF Corporation (First Floor) Crown Plaza, 1500 SW First Avenue, Portland, OR
    Speaker(s)

    Sarah Haub, Return-to-Work Consultant, SAIF
    Jacqueline Schille, Return-to-Work Consultant, SAIF
    Claims, SAIF
    Investigations, SAIF


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    Claim basics | Beyond claim basics
    Date Thursday, June 21, 2018
    Time 9 am to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.
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    Claim basics | Beyond claim basics

    Claim basics 
    This is your opportunity to learn everything you need to know about filing a workers' compensation claim. More than just the "when" and "how," this class covers injured worker benefits, claim costs and how they can be influenced, reserving claims, closing claims, and much more.

    Beyond claim basics
    This fascinating class is packed with information, presented by adjusters who walk you through some of the more strategic areas of claim management.We cover key factors driving claim costs and what you can do as the employer to help manage those costs. You hear updates on RTW and EAIP; managing rising medical costs; reserves; combined conditions; permanent impairment; investigations; vocational benefits; settlements; and much more. Don't miss this class!

    Approval pending producer CEC hours.

    SAIF is a continuing education provider. Many courses are registered with the State Insurance Division for agent continuing education credit hours. Registration of courses does not imply endorsement by the Insurance Division.

    Date Thursday, June 21, 2018
    Time 9 am to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.
    Location Associated General Contractors Oregon-Columbia Chapter, 9450 SW Commerce Circle #200, Wilsonville, OR
    Speaker(s)

    Jennifer Winkler, Return-to-Work Consultant, SAIF
    Elizabeth Burt, Return-to-Work Consultant, SAIF 


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Redmond
    Cool tools: making work easier and safer
    Date Wednesday, February 14, 2018
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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    Cool tools: making work easier and safer

    If you've ever wished you had an easier way to lift a large flowerpot, transform an everyday pair of shoes into ice walkers, or help workers at night be more visible, this session is for you. This hands-on training introduces you to a variety of products and physical techniques that can help make your daily activities easier and safer, regardless of your industry. We hope you find a few tools to share within your organization, but you may just find something that you can use in your own daily activities-at home, at work, or at play. We also briefly discuss the Employer-at-Injury Program, which can help you obtain tools and equipment to help bring injured workers back to work.

    Approved for producer CEC hour.

    SAIF is a continuing education provider. Many courses are registered with the State Insurance Division for agent continuing education credit hours. Registration of courses does not imply endorsement by the Insurance Division.

    Date Wednesday, February 14, 2018
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Location COCC – Redmond Campus, Building 1, 2248 College Loop, Redmond OR
    Speaker(s)

    Julia Means, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF 
    Liz Foott, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF 


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Salem
    Underwriting Series 2018
    Date Monday, February 26, 2018
    Time 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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    Underwriting Series 2018

    This in-depth series uses a hands-on approach to teach you how SAIF writes workers' comp insurance policies.

    SAIF and these courses are registered with the Insurance Division for continuing education credit; however, registration does not imply endorsement by the division.

    You'll have the option to select the sessions you want to attend. We recommend that students complete the entire underwriting series in session order.

    Date Monday, February 26, 2018
    Time 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Location SAIF Conference Center, 440 Church Street SE, Salem, OR
    Speaker(s)

    Rebecca Clemons, Underwriter, SAIF


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    Underwriting Series 2018
    Date Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    Time 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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    Underwriting Series 2018

    This in-depth series uses a hands-on approach to teach you how SAIF writes workers' comp insurance policies.

    SAIF and these courses are registered with the Insurance Division for continuing education credit; however, registration does not imply endorsement by the division.

    You'll have the option to select the sessions you want to attend. We recommend that students complete the entire underwriting series in session order.

    Date Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    Time 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Location SAIF Conference Center, 440 Church Street SE, Salem, OR
    Speaker(s)

    Rebecca Clemons, Underwriter, SAIF


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    Underwriting Series 2018
    Date Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    Time 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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    Underwriting Series 2018

    This in-depth series uses a hands-on approach to teach you how SAIF writes workers' comp insurance policies.

    SAIF and these courses are registered with the Insurance Division for continuing education credit; however, registration does not imply endorsement by the division.

    You'll have the option to select the sessions you want to attend. We recommend that students complete the entire underwriting series in session order.

    Date Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    Time 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Location SAIF Conference Center, 440 Church Street SE, Salem, OR
    Speaker(s)

    Rebecca Clemons, Underwriter, SAIF


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    Underwriting Series 2018
    Date Thursday, March 1, 2018
    Time 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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    Underwriting Series 2018

    This in-depth series uses a hands-on approach to teach you how SAIF writes workers' comp insurance policies.

    SAIF and these courses are registered with the Insurance Division for continuing education credit; however, registration does not imply endorsement by the division.

    You'll have the option to select the sessions you want to attend. We recommend that students complete the entire underwriting series in session order.

    Date Thursday, March 1, 2018
    Time 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Location SAIF Conference Center, 440 Church Street SE, Salem, OR
    Speaker(s)

    Rebecca Clemons, Underwriter, SAIF


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    Underwriting Series 2018
    Date Friday, March 2, 2018
    Time 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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    Underwriting Series 2018

    This in-depth series uses a hands-on approach to teach you how SAIF writes workers' comp insurance policies.

    SAIF and these courses are registered with the Insurance Division for continuing education credit; however, registration does not imply endorsement by the division.

    You'll have the option to select the sessions you want to attend. We recommend that students complete the entire underwriting series in session order.

    Date Friday, March 2, 2018
    Time 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Location SAIF Conference Center, 440 Church Street SE, Salem, OR
    Speaker(s)

    Rebecca Clemons, Underwriter, SAIF


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    Underwriting Series 2018
    Date Monday, March 5, 2018
    Time 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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    Underwriting Series 2018

    This in-depth series uses a hands-on approach to teach you how SAIF writes workers' comp insurance policies.

    SAIF and these courses are registered with the Insurance Division for continuing education credit; however, registration does not imply endorsement by the division.

    You'll have the option to select the sessions you want to attend. We recommend that students complete the entire underwriting series in session order.

    Date Monday, March 5, 2018
    Time 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Location SAIF Conference Center, 440 Church Street SE, Salem, OR
    Speaker(s)

    Rebecca Clemons, Underwriter, SAIF


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    Underwriting Series 2018
    Date Tuesday, March 6, 2018
    Time 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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    Underwriting Series 2018

    This in-depth series uses a hands-on approach to teach you how SAIF writes workers' comp insurance policies.

    SAIF and these courses are registered with the Insurance Division for continuing education credit; however, registration does not imply endorsement by the division.

    You'll have the option to select the sessions you want to attend. We recommend that students complete the entire underwriting series in session order.

    Date Tuesday, March 6, 2018
    Time 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Location SAIF Conference Center, 440 Church Street SE, Salem, OR
    Speaker(s)

    Rebecca Clemons, Underwriter, SAIF


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    Underwriting Series 2018
    Date Wednesday, March 7, 2018
    Time 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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    Underwriting Series 2018

    This in-depth series uses a hands-on approach to teach you how SAIF writes workers' comp insurance policies.

    SAIF and these courses are registered with the Insurance Division for continuing education credit; however, registration does not imply endorsement by the division.

    You'll have the option to select the sessions you want to attend. We recommend that students complete the entire underwriting series in session order.

    Date Wednesday, March 7, 2018
    Time 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Location SAIF Conference Center, 440 Church Street SE, Salem, OR
    Speaker(s)

    Rebecca Clemons, Underwriter, SAIF


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    Underwriting Series 2018
    Date Thursday, March 8, 2018
    Time 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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    Underwriting Series 2018

    This in-depth series uses a hands-on approach to teach you how SAIF writes workers' comp insurance policies.

    SAIF and these courses are registered with the Insurance Division for continuing education credit; however, registration does not imply endorsement by the division.

    You'll have the option to select the sessions you want to attend. We recommend that students complete the entire underwriting series in session order.

    Date Thursday, March 8, 2018
    Time 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Location SAIF Conference Center, 440 Church Street SE, Salem, OR
    Speaker(s)

    Rebecca Clemons, Underwriter, SAIF


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    Underwriting Series 2018
    Date Friday, March 9, 2018
    Time 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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    Underwriting Series 2018

    This in-depth series uses a hands-on approach to teach you how SAIF writes workers' comp insurance policies.

    SAIF and these courses are registered with the Insurance Division for continuing education credit; however, registration does not imply endorsement by the division.

    You'll have the option to select the sessions you want to attend. We recommend that students complete the entire underwriting series in session order.

    Date Friday, March 9, 2018
    Time 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Location SAIF Conference Center, 440 Church Street SE, Salem, OR
    Speaker(s)

    Rebecca Clemons, Underwriter, SAIF


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    Unwind your organizational stressors: developing a resilient workforce
    Date Thursday, March 15, 2018
    Time 9 to 11 a.m.
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    Unwind your organizational stressors: developing a resilient workforce

    Employees who are stressed have difficulty concentrating and may be unable to complete a task safely. What can your organization do to create an environment that is less stressful while still getting the job done? How do your fitness level, nutrition, and overall health contribute to your stress level? This session provides practical tips for reducing the stress in your workplace, and information you can take back to your employees on the role of nutrition and exercise in stress management.

    Approved for producer CEC hours.

    SAIF is a continuing education provider. Many courses are registered with the State Insurance Division for agent continuing education credit hours. Registration of courses does not imply endorsement by the Insurance Division.

    Date Thursday, March 15, 2018
    Time 9 to 11 a.m.
    Location SAIF Conference Center, 440 Church St., SE Salem, OR
    Speaker(s)

    Sabrina Freewynn, Total Worker Health Consultant, SAIF


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    Have you been doing safety wrong?
    Date Thursday, June 21, 2018
    Time 9 to 11:30 a.m.
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    Have you been doing safety wrong?

    Experts like Todd Conklin in the 'new view of safety' have said that for years we have tried to make workers "care more" and "pay more attention" so that they won't make mistakes. The new view says human error happens and that safety is not the absence of accidents but the presence of capacity. 
    In this new view, we're beginning to adjust our thinking. Instead of being so surprised by error and failure, we're becoming much more interested in listening and learning from those who do the work. 
    We make a basic assumption that workers want to do "good work." So when something bad happens, we know that the worker did not intend for that to happen. 
    The most important tool in safety is the ability to learn. We cover ways to promote a workplace culture from one of "blame and punish" to more of a "learn and improve" approach.

    Approval pending producer CEC hours.

    SAIF is a continuing education provider. Many courses are registered with the State Insurance Division for agent continuing education credit hours. Registration of courses does not imply endorsement by the Insurance Division.

    Date Thursday, June 21, 2018
    Time 9 to 11:30 a.m.
    Location Roth's Event Center, Oregon Room, 1130 Wallace Rd NW, Salem, OR
    Speaker(s)

    Chris Liechty, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF


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