Free ag safety seminars are back
Annual seminars will visit 16 cities between now and March.
posted October 10, 2018
Whether operating large farm equipment or spraying dangerous chemicals, agricultural workers have a lot of opportunities to get hurt or sick.
That’s why SAIF is bringing our free ag safety seminars back to 16 cities across Oregon during the off-season. The first of 28 seminars will be held October 30 in Ontario and they will continue through March. Nine seminars will be presented entirely in Spanish and the sessions will also be offered online for the first time in March.
The full schedule, registration details, and the list of nine speakers can be found at saif.com/agseminars.
This year’s sessions will focus on four safety topics: training new employees, best practices for chemical use, safe driving on and off the farm, and conscious decision making.
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.
Each of the one-hour seminar topics will be presented via webinar on March 12, 14, 19, and 21. Participants are encouraged—and required if seeking an exemption for random OSHA inspections—to watch all four presentations.
In-person seminars are held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Bandon, Central Point, Clackamas, Corvallis, Eugene, Hermiston, Hillsboro, Hood River, Klamath Falls, La Grande, Madras, Ontario, Salem, The Dalles, Wilsonville, and Woodburn. Spanish seminars will be held in Central Point, Eugene, Hermiston, Hillsboro, Hood River, Salem, The Dalles, Wilsonville, and Woodburn. Lunch will be provided.
Employers with small ag businesses who attend the seminar will meet OSHA’s instructional requirement, one of four requirements that exempt small agricultural operations from random OSHA inspections.
The Landscape Contractors Board has approved the seminar for three hours of technical and one hour of business continuing education credits. Producer continuing education credit hours for licensed insurance agents have been approved by the Department of Consumer and Business Services.
View the complete schedule or register at saif.com/agseminars. You can also register by calling 800.285.8525.