Taking ag safety on the road: Free SAIF seminars start Oct. 28

Farm work is a whole lot safer than it used to be. But as far as we’re concerned, even one injury or illness is too many.

Taking ag safety on the road: Free SAIF seminars

So SAIF is once again giving free ag safety seminars in 17 cities across Oregon during the off-season. The first of 29 seminars will be October 28 in La Grande, and they continue through March. Nine seminars will be presented entirely in Spanish; sessions will also be offered online beginning in March. 

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

The topics of this year’s sessions are: respiratory program PPE, working at elevation (fall protection), safety leadership for anyone, and incident analysis. 

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. 

In-person seminars will be held in Bandon, Central Point, Clackamas, Corvallis, Eugene, Hermiston, Hillsboro, Hood River, Klamath Falls, La Grande, Madras, Milton-Freewater, 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.  

All will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and lunch will be provided. 

Employers with small ag businesses who attend the seminar, or watch the 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.

Producer continuing education credit hours for licensed insurance agents have been requested and are pending approval 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.