SAIF offering free forum for reforestation employers

Training in Medford will focus on payroll reporting and injury prevention.

From payroll reporting to work visas, the reforestation industry has a lot of complex employment issues. SAIF is hoping to help employers by offering a free half-day forum to discuss top concerns.

“We are hearing from employers there is a lot of confusion around workers' compensation and reforestation,” said David Jordan, regional office director for SAIF's Southern region. “We want to create an opportunity to discuss those collectively.”

The forum will feature educational sessions on state subjectivity, class code reporting, and industry loss trends and prevention, as well as a panel discussing intersections between the H-2B visa program and workers' compensation.  

There will also be an open forum discussion on the customer experience with SAIF.  

SAIF is offering two sessions—one in English from 9 a.m. to noon, and one in Spanish from 1 to 4 p.m.—on Tuesday, October 9, at the Smullin Center, 2825 E Barnett Rd., Medford. Lunch will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. for attendees of either session.  

Reservations are required as space is limited. Employers interested in attending the forum can register by phone at 541.857.4204 or online by visiting saif.com/trainings, selecting "classroom," and then clicking on Medford trainings.   

About SAIF

SAIF is Oregon's not-for-profit workers' compensation insurance company. Since 1914, we've been taking care of injured workers, helping people get back to work, and striving to make Oregon the safest and healthiest place to work. For more information, visit the About SAIF page on saif.com.