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Annual ag seminars will begin as online webinars

Like candy corn, SAIF’s farm safety trainings return every October. This year, though, will be a little different.

posted September 23, 2020

When it comes to agriculture safety, we're not about to let a pandemic prevent us from protecting workers. But we certainly will modify what we do to keep participants safe and healthy.

So the 2020-21 ag seminar season will start with online webinars on October 28 and 29 rather than in-person classes. Seminars normally include four hours of content; these webinars will be split into two sessions that are two hours long. The 2021 format has yet to be decided, but those sessions will be finalized in early December.

The schedule, registration details, and list of presenters is at saif.com/agseminars.

The topics this year are: 

  • Emergency first aid on the farm
  • Ag hacks ... plus other useful tools and innovations
  • Making the most of safety committee meetings
  • Choosing the right PPE

If in-person seminars are held in 2021 they will be offered in cities and towns around the state. Some will be presented entirely in Spanish. We'll update the seminar web page in December when the 2021 schedule is determined.

Why attending is totally worth it
The seminars are designed primarily for people working in agriculture, but are open to anyone interested in ag safety and health-they don't have to be insured by SAIF.

Employers with small ag businesses who watch the four hours of webinars will meet OSHA's instructional requirement-one of four requirements that exempt small agricultural operations from random OSHA inspections.

Three hours of technical and one hour of business continuing education credits are available from the Landscape Contractors Board.

Four regular producer continuing education credit hours for licensed insurance agents are pending approval by the Department of Consumer and Business Services.

View the webinar schedule or register at saif.com/agseminars. You can also register by calling 800.285.8525.

From saif.com

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