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Agricultural safety seminars

We appreciate your interest in ag safety. Registration for the 2020 - 2021 seminars is now open.

For more than 25 years, thousands of farm owners, managers, and workers have attended SAIF's agricultural safety seminars, learning how to be safe in one of the most hazardous industries.

Ordinarily we hold them all over the state. This year, though, will be a little different. The 2020-2021 ag seminar season will start with online webinars in October rather than in-person classes. The webinars will be split into two sessions that are two hours long instead of all four at once like we usually do.

Although the seminars are designed for owners, operators, supervisors, and foremen, anyone working in the agricultural industry is welcome to attend.

Small agricultural employers who attend all four hours of the webinars will meet one of the four requirements that exempt small ag operations from random OSHA inspections.

And be sure to check out the helpful information on our ag safety page.

Choosing the right PPE 

With so many different options for your personal protective equipment needs and requirements, how do you know if you're choosing the right PPE for those working on your farm? Are you overwhelmed with choices? This hour training guides you on how to properly navigate the types, needs, and options of PPE as you complete the necessary PPE assessments for the tasks performed on your farm.  

Emergency first aid on the farm

How many of us know a farmer who has lost a finger, limb-or worse-due to an injury sustained while working in ag? If not properly treated, a traumatic bleeding wound can lead to loss of life in as little as two minutes. Do you and your employees have the skills and tools to stop massive hemorrhage on your farm in the case of an emergency? This hour training prepares you to stop the bleed and save lives.

Ag hacks ... plus other useful tools and innovations

Have you ever created a simple solution to an ongoing challenge on your farm that now saves you tons of time as well as streamlines the work process? That's an "ag hack! During this hour training we provide you with several inexpensive ag hacks that other farms are using to perform their work more efficiently, more safely, and are actually embraced by the workers who use them. We bet you've got some great ones to share, too!

Making the most of safety committee meetings

We all know we're supposed to be conducting monthly safety meetings on our farm. Do we know how to make those meetings a productive opportunity to promote safety while fulfilling our compliance obligations? This hour training outlines what a compliant safety committee consists of, helps you understand the training your safety members are required to receive, and gives attendees the opportunity for hands-on practice of a live safety committee meeting.

Eric Lloyd (English Sessions)

is a safety consultant with Oregon Risk Management Solutions, Inc. His exposure to safety and agriculture began at an early age, when he spent summers working on the family ranch in Idaho and watching his father provide training and consulting services to promote ag safety throughout Oregon. Eric earned a degree in criminal justice from Western Oregon University, and served in law enforcement for several years until being drawn back to his roots and joining the family business in 2016.

Wes Koester (English Sessions)

is a SAIF senior safety management consultant living and working in the Willamette Valley area. He grew up working in his family's farm and nursery business in Riddle, Oregon. Wes graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. Over the past five years, he's helped both farms and businesses with their overall safety compliance by providing over 1,100 on-site walk-through inspections to proactively assist them with their safety needs.

Edgard García-Ramírez (Spanish Sessions)

is a native of Nicaragua. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Lewis & Clark College in Hispanic studies and Spanish literature and is a member of the Board of Alumni of the college. Edgard has been a Spanish presenter for the seminars since 2003. He joined SAIF as a full-time translator in 2014.

Courtney Merriott (Spanish Sessions)

is a SAIF senior safety management consultant who grew up in Willamette Valley wine country. She spent many years working in food production with a focus on locally-grown ingredients. While earning a bachelor's degree in Spanish foreign language and literature from Oregon State University, she travelled to Mexico and Ecuador. Prior to SAIF she spent two years living abroad and teaching in Spain.

Agricultural Safety Seminar - webinar sessions
*agents must attend all four sessions to receive CE credits*
If participants are seeking to meet one of the requirements for an exemption from random OSHA inspections they will need to watch on both webinar dates. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 (Part 1)

Session 1 - Choosing the right PPE (3:00 to 4:00 p.m.)  
Session 2 - Emergency first aid on the farm (4:00 to 5:00 p.m.) 

Register for Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 (Part 2)  

Session 1 - Ag hacks ... plus other useful tools and innovations  (3:00 to 4:00 p.m.)
Session 2 - Making the most of safety committee meetings  (4:00 to 5:00 p.m.)   

Register for Wednesday, January 20, 2021


Wednesday, March 17, 2021 (Part 1)

Session 1 - Choosing the right PPE (8:30 to 9:30 a.m.)  
Session 2 - Emergency first aid on the farm (9:30 to 10:30 a.m.) 

Register for Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Thursday, March 18, 2021 (Part 2)  

Session 1 - Ag hacks ... plus other useful tools and innovations  (8:30 to 9:30 a.m.)
Session 2 - Making the most of safety committee meetings  (9:30 to 10:30 a.m.)   

Register for Thursday, March 18, 2021

 

Agricultural Safety Seminar - Spanish webinar sessions
*agents must attend all four sessions to receive CE credits*
If participants are seeking to meet one of the requirements for an exemption from random OSHA inspections they will need to watch on both webinar dates. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 (Part 1)

Session 1 - Choosing the right PPE (8:00 to 9:00 a.m.)   
Session 2 - Emergency first aid on the farm (9:00 to 10:00 a.m.) 

Register for Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 (Part 2)  

Session 1- Ag hacks ... plus other useful tools and innovations  (8:00 to 9:00 a.m.)
Session 2 - Making the most of safety committee meetings  (9:00 to 10:00 a.m.)   

Register for Wednesday, February 10, 2021



Choosing the right PPE

Emergency first aid on the farm

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Ag hacks ... plus other useful tools and innovations


Making the most of safety committee meetings

2020-21 ag seminar book

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