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SAIF’s annual ag safety seminars return for 29th year

Registration has begun for the 2023-24 season, which runs from October to March.

The agriculture industry still ranks as one of the highest for workplace injuries and illnesses. As an insurer of many ag operations in Oregon, SAIF wants to change that. 

So the company is offering free, in-person agriculture safety seminars around the state, as well as webinars, once again this fall and winter. The 2023-24 season begins October 24 in Ontario and ends on March 21 with a Spanish webinar.  

Eleven seminars will be presented entirely in Spanish. 

This season’s topics are:  

  • Dealing with serious injuries and fatalities on the farm 
  • Anatomy of a “comprehensive consultation”  
  • Hot work/welding safety: control measures, precautions, and PPE  
  • Fields to freeways 2.0 

These safety trainings are targeted mainly to owners, operators, supervisors, and foremen. But they’re open to anyone interested in ag safety and health. 

Seminar details 
These safety 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 attend in person will meet OSHA's instructional requirement. It’s one of four requirements that exempt small agricultural operations from random OSHA inspections.  

Four hours of business continuing education credits (CEC) are available from the state Landscape Contractors Board.  
Three regular producer CEC hours for licensed insurance agents and one law producer CEC are approved by the Department of Consumer and Business Services.  

The seminars will also be recorded so you can watch them at your convenience, though you have to attend an in-person session or live webinar to meet the small business education requirement for Oregon OSHA or receive CEC. 

View the seminar schedule and register at saif.com/agseminars. Employers can also register by calling 800.285.8525.