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We offer a variety of trainings around the state at no cost to our policyholders. Seating is limited and is first come, first served; please register early. We update classes regularly, so check back often to see what’s available in your area.

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Bend
Registration by phone 541.383.2450 or 800.285.8530 or click Register now. For information contact Linda Kunze at linkun@saif.com.
    Claim “Jeopardy” and workers’ comp legal update
    Date Wednesday, June 10, 2020
    Time 8 to 10 p.m.
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    Claim “Jeopardy” and workers’ comp legal update

    Join SAIF claims adjusters as they host a claim-themed game of "Jeopardy." There will be questions, and of course, answers in the form of questions regarding all aspects of workers' compensation claim management. SAIF attorney Kathryn Olney presents a legal update to bring you up to speed on any recent case law.

    Date Wednesday, June 10, 2020
    Time 8 to 10 p.m.
    Location SAIF Corporation, 999 SW Disk Drive, Suite 103, Bend OR
    Speaker(s)

    Alix Eder, Claims Adjuster, SAIF
    Kathryn Olney, Attorney, SAIF


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    Permanent modified work and the Preferred Worker Program
    Date Wednesday, August 12, 2020
    Time 8 to 10 a.m.
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    Permanent modified work and the Preferred Worker Program

    Learn about incentives available through the Preferred Worker Program to help employers at injury continue to employ their valued employee after permanent restrictions are given to their worker.

    Date Wednesday, August 12, 2020
    Time 8 to 10 a.m.
    Location SAIF Corporation, 999 SW Disk Drive, Suite 103, Bend OR
    Speaker(s)

    Elaine Gumc, Return to Work Benefits Coordinator, SAIF


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Brookings
Registration by phone 541.756.3118 or 800.285.8565 or click Register now. For information contact Nicole Piper-Ryan at nicpic@saif.com.
    Employee Retention
    Date Wednesday, May 13, 2020
    Time 10 to 11:30 a.m.
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    Employee Retention

    This workshop shares best practices about hiring and retaining employees. We discuss market trends and ways to motivate and engage the different generations in your workforce.

    Date Wednesday, May 13, 2020
    Time 10 to 11:30 a.m.
    Location Southwestern Oregon Community College, Curry Campus, Krieger Community room, 96082 Lone Ranch Parkway, Brookings OR
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Coos Bay
Registration by phone 541.756.3118 or 800.285.8565 or click Register now. For information contact Nicole Piper-Ryan at nicpip@saif.com.
    Employee Retention
    Date Tuesday, May 12, 2020
    Time 10:30 a.m. to noon
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    Employee Retention

    This workshop shares best practices about hiring and retaining employees. We discuss market trends and ways to motivate and engage the different generations in your workforce.

    Date Tuesday, May 12, 2020
    Time 10:30 a.m. to noon
    Location Coos History Museum, 1210 Front Street, Coos Bay OR 97420
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    Total worker health: what’s sleep got to do with it?
    Date Tuesday, June 9, 2020
    Time 10:30 a.m. to noon
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    Total worker health: what’s sleep got to do with it?

    Join us as we examine health and safety evidence showing the need for organizations to be concerned about worker short sleep and fatigue. Learn how work scheduling, culture, and shift work negatively impact employees' sleep. Discuss how the Total Worker Health approach can help organizations create strategies to reduce worker fatigue, address causes on poor and low sleep, and improve health.

    Date Tuesday, June 9, 2020
    Time 10:30 a.m. to noon
    Location Coos History Museum, 1210 Front Street, Coos Bay OR
    Speaker(s)

    Liz Hill, Total Worker Health Adviser, SAIF


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    Sprains and strains: How to recognize and solve ergonomic problems
    Date Tuesday, July 7, 2020
    Time 10:30 a.m. to noon
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    Sprains and strains: How to recognize and solve ergonomic problems

    Tony Brace, SAIF ergonomist, outlines how to recognize risk factors that lead to injury. He provides an overview of how to prioritize ergonomic problems and methods to solve ergonomic issues. 

    Date Tuesday, July 7, 2020
    Time 10:30 a.m. to noon
    Location Coos History Museum, 1210 Front Street, Coos Bay OR
    Speaker(s)

    Tony Brace, Ergonomist, SAIF


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    Claims roundtable
    Date Tuesday, August 11, 2020
    Time 10:30 a.m. to noon
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    Claims roundtable

    Got claim questions? Please join your SAIF claims partners for an informative, engaging roundtable discussion covering the employer's role in the claim process. Topics include what conditions are work-related, how wage replacement is paid, and common timelines within the workers' compensation system.

    Date Tuesday, August 11, 2020
    Time 10:30 a.m. to noon
    Location Coos History Museum, 1210 Front Street, Coos Bay OR
    Speaker(s)

    Claims adjusters, SAIF 


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Eugene
Registration by phone 541.683.6700 or 800.285.8560 or click Register now. For information contact Lacey Barnhart at lacbar@saif.com.
    Legal Update
    Date Thursday, May 21, 2020
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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    Legal Update

    SAIF Trial Attorney Darren Lee delivers an update and shares insights for employers on the workers' compensation litigation process. Darren graduated from Cal State Northridge University in 1990, earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon in 1993, and has practiced workers' compensation defense in Oregon since graduating from law school.

    Date Thursday, May 21, 2020
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Location SAIF Corporation, Register Guard Conference Room, 3500 Chad Drive, Eugene OR
    Speaker(s)

    Darren Lee, Attorney, SAIF


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    Attracting and Retaining your Company's Most Valuable Resource: Employees
    Date Thursday, June 18, 2020
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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    Attracting and Retaining your Company's Most Valuable Resource: Employees

    Join us for a workshop to share best practices about hiring and retaining employees. We discuss market trends and ways to motivate and engage the different generations.

    Date Thursday, June 18, 2020
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Location SAIF Corporation, Register Guard Conference Room, 3500 Chad Drive, Eugene OR
    Speaker(s)

    Courtnay Slabaugh, Recruitment Supervisor, SAIF


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Hermiston
Registration by phone 541.383.2450 or 800.285.8530 or click Register now. For information contact Linda Kunze at linkun@saif.com.
Klamath Falls
Registration by phone 541.770.5815 or 800.285.8550 or click Register now. For information contact Cindi Garrett at cingar@saif.com.
    Safety Culture Spectrum
    Date Tuesday, May 12, 2020
    Time noon to 1:30 p.m.
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    Safety Culture Spectrum

    Culture is the invisible force that shapes our behavior. In the workplace, a culture often reflects the attitudes, beliefs, and values that people share within an organization, including how safety is managed. By attending this session, organizations will be able to use the Ansbro Safety Culture Spectrum and be able to perform an assessment of their current safety culture. By understanding where they fall on the spectrum they can develop strategies to improve their safety culture.

    Date Tuesday, May 12, 2020
    Time noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Location Klamath County School District, 2845 Greensprings Dr, Klamath Falls OR
    Speaker(s)

    Pam Ahr, Safety and Health Supervisor, SAIF 


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La Grande
Registration by phone 541.383-2450 or 800.285.8530 or click Register now. For information contact Linda Kunze at linkun@saif.com.
Lakeview
Registration by phone 541.770.5815 or 800.285.8550 or click Register now. For information contact Cindi Garrett at cingar@saif.com.
Medford
Registration by phone 541.770.5815 or 800.285.8550 or click Register now. For information contact Cindi Garrett at cingar@saif.com.
    Safety Culture Spectrum
    Date Wednesday, May 13, 2020
    Time noon to 1:30 p.m.
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    Safety Culture Spectrum

    Culture is the invisible force that shapes our behavior. In the workplace, a culture often reflects the attitudes, beliefs, and values that people share within an organization, including how safety is managed. By attending this session, your organization will be able to use the Ansbro Safety Culture Spectrum and perform an assessment of your current safety culture. By understanding where you fall on the spectrum, you can develop strategies to improve your safety culture.

    Date Wednesday, May 13, 2020
    Time noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Location Harry & David Education Center, 2800 South Pacific Hwy, Medford OR
    Speaker(s)

    Pam Ahr, Regional Safety and Health Supervisor, SAIF


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    Intentional Safety Leadership - Moving from Minimum Compliance to Safety Excellence
    Date Wednesday, June 10, 2020
    Time noon to 1:30 p.m.
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    Intentional Safety Leadership - Moving from Minimum Compliance to Safety Excellence

    What is the secret of leaders who achieve extraordinary success in safety and health? What are the levels of the safety culture maturity curve? Why do some organizations seemingly "get it" while others struggle under constant injuries, OSHA citations, legal challenges, and high employee turnover? Is safety more about values than it is about good luck, capital investment, or return on investment?

    Date Wednesday, June 10, 2020
    Time noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Location Harry & David Education Center, 2800 South Pacific Hwy, Medford OR
    Speaker(s)

    Mike Hill, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF


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Newport
Registration by phone 503.373.8000 or 800.285.8525 or click Register now. For information contact Stephanie Krehbiel at stekre@saif.com.
Ontario
Registration by phone 541.383.2450 or 800.285.8530, or click Register now. For information contact Linda Kunze at linkun@saif.com.
Portland/Metro area
Registration by phone 503.673.5412 or 800.285.8570 or click Register now. For information contact David Petersen at davpet@saif.com.
    Total worker health (panel discussion)
    Date Thursday, May 21, 2020
    Time 9 a.m. to noon
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    Total worker health (panel discussion)

    Total Worker Health is defined as the integration of work-related safety and health with injury and illness prevention to improve overall worker well-being. In this session, you hear from SAIF policyholders who have successfully integrated health and well-being into their traditional safety programs. We discuss successes, challenges, and best practices to get you on your way to Total Worker Health.

    Date Thursday, May 21, 2020
    Time 9 a.m. to noon
    Location SAIF Corporation, 2 Centerpointe Drive, Suite 500, Lake Oswego OR
    Speaker(s)

    Aubrey Sakaguchi, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF


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    Claims Basics
    Date Thursday, June 18, 2020
    Time 9 a.m. to noon
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    Claims Basics

    This is your opportunity to learn everything you need to know about filing a workers' compensation claim. More than just the "when" and "how," this class covers injured worker benefits, claim costs and how they can be influenced, reserving claims, and much more.

    Date Thursday, June 18, 2020
    Time 9 a.m. to noon
    Location SAIF Corporation, 2 Centerpointe Drive, Suite 500, Lake Oswego, OR
    Speaker(s)

    Sarah Haub, Return to Work Consultant, SAIF
    Lora Kendoll, Claims Adjuster, SAIF
    Justin Sinor, Claims Adjuster, SAIF


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    Beyond claim basics
    Date Thursday, June 18, 2020
    Time 1 to 4 p.m.
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    Beyond claim basics

    A fascinating class packed with information and presented by adjusters who walk you through some of the more strategic areas of claim management. They cover key factors driving claim costs and what you can do as the employer to help manage those costs. You hear updates on return-to-work and the Employer-at-Injury Program, managing rising medical costs, reserves, combined conditions, permanent impairment, investigations, vocational benefits, settlements, and much more. Don't miss this class!

    Date Thursday, June 18, 2020
    Time 1 to 4 p.m.
    Location SAIF Corporation, 2 Centerpointe Drive, Suite 500, Lake Oswego OR
    Speaker(s)

    Jackie Schille, Return to Work Consultant, SAIF
    Lora Kendoll, Claims Adjuster, SAIF
    Justin Sinor, Claims Adjuster, SAIF


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Redmond
Registration by phone 541.383.2450 or 800.285.8530, or click Register now. For information contact Linda Kunze at linkun@saif.com.
    Claim “Jeopardy” and workers’ comp legal update
    Date Wednesday, June 10, 2020
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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    Claim “Jeopardy” and workers’ comp legal update

    Join SAIF claims adjusters as they host a claim-themed game of "Jeopardy." There will be questions, and of course, answers in the form of questions regarding all aspects of workers' compensation claim management. SAIF attorney Kathryn Olney presents a legal update to bring you up to speed on any recent case law.

    Date Wednesday, June 10, 2020
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Location Central Oregon Community College (COCC), Redmond campus, Building 3, 2248 SE College Loop, Redmond OR
    Speaker(s)

    Alix Eder, Claims Adjuster, SAIF
    Kathryn Olney, Attorney,SAIF


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    Permanent modified work and the Preferred Worker Program
    Date Wednesday, August 12, 2020
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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    Permanent modified work and the Preferred Worker Program

    Learn about incentives available through the Preferred Worker Program to help employers at injury continue to employ their valued employee after permanent restrictions are given to their worker.

    Date Wednesday, August 12, 2020
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Location Central Oregon Community College (COCC), Redmond campus, Building 3, 2248 SE College Loop, Redmond OR
    Speaker(s)

    Elaine Gumc, Return to Work Benefits Coordinator, SAIF


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Reedsport
Registration by phone 541.756.3118 or 800.285.8565 or click Register now. For information contact Nicole Piper-Ryan at nicpip@saif.com.
Roseburg
Registration by phone 541.770.5815 or 800.285.8550 or click Register now. For information contact Cindi Garrett at cingar@saif.com.
Salem
Registration by phone 503.373.8000 or 800.285.8525 or click Register now. For information contact Stephanie Krehbiel at stekre@saif.com.
    Safety training and your multicultural workforce
    Date Thursday, May 21, 2020
    Time 9 a.m. to noon (English session) 1 to 4 p.m. (Spanish session)
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    Safety training and your multicultural workforce

    Safety training and your multicultural workforce
    You will learn how to: Develop a safety culture with a multilingual and multicultural workforce, and overcome language and cultural barriers to form an effective training team to achieve safe work practices. 

    Capacitación de Seguridad y su Fuerza Laboral Multicultural Aprenderá como: Desarrollar una cultura de seguridad con un grupo laboral que habla varias lenguas, y es multicultural, superar barreras de idioma y cultura para formar un equipo de adiestramiento efectivo para lograr prácticas de trabajo seguras.

    Date Thursday, May 21, 2020
    Time 9 a.m. to noon (English session) 1 to 4 p.m. (Spanish session)
    Location SAIF Conference Center, 440 Church St. SE, Salem OR
    Speaker(s)

    Tomás Schwabe, Senior Safety and Health Instructor, Oregon OSHA


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    Creating a Return-to-Work Program to Encompass Every Situation (Even the Tricky Ones)- Salem
    Date Thursday, June 18, 2020
    Time 9 to 11 a.m.
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    Creating a Return-to-Work Program to Encompass Every Situation (Even the Tricky Ones)- Salem

    Your employee is injured and has a modified work release.  Now what? Join a SAIF attorney and Return-to-Work consultant to learn what you can do to navigate tricky situations that may arise during the life of a claim. We will help clarify common misconceptions when it comes to effectively managing the Return to Work piece of a claim. There will be plenty of time for Q&A so bring your questions and be ready for an interactive discussion.

    Date Thursday, June 18, 2020
    Time 9 to 11 a.m.
    Location SAIF Conference Center, 440 Church St. SE, Salem OR
    Speaker(s)

    Return-to-work, SAIF
    Legal, SAIF
    Claims, SAIF


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    Attracting and retaining your company's most valuable resource: employees
    Date Thursday, July 16, 2020
    Time 9 to 10:30 a.m.
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    Attracting and retaining your company's most valuable resource: employees

    Join us for a workshop to share best practices about hiring and retaining employees. We discuss market trends and ways to motivate and engage the different generations.

    Date Thursday, July 16, 2020
    Time 9 to 10:30 a.m.
    Location SAiF Conference center, 440 Church St. SE, Salem OR
    Speaker(s)

    Courtnay Slabaugh, Recruitment Supervisor, SAIF
    Brandy Dewar, Recruiter, SAIF


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The Dalles
Registration by phone 541.383.2450 or 800.285.8530 or click Register now. For information contact Linda Kunze at linkun@saif.com.
    Lockout/tagout and machine guarding | Bloqueo y Etiquetado y Resguardos de Máquinas (AM Spanish Session)
    Date Thursday, May 7, 2020
    Time 9 a.m. to noon
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    Lockout/tagout and machine guarding | Bloqueo y Etiquetado y Resguardos de Máquinas (AM Spanish Session)

    In this expert training, you learn about the purpose and scope of the lockout/tagout rule, lockout and tagout procedures, training criteria, and periodic inspection criteria. You also learn about machine guarding requirements, hazardous motions and actions, guards and devices, and training guidelines.

    Aprenderá sobre:
    El propósito y alcance de la Regla de Bloqueo / Etiquetado, procedimientos de bloqueo y etiquetado, criterios de capacitación y criterios de inspección periódica. También aprenderá acerca de los requisitos de protección de la máquina, movimientos y acciones peligrosos, resguardos y dispositivos, y lineamientos de capacitación.

    Date Thursday, May 7, 2020
    Time 9 a.m. to noon
    Location Columbia Gorge Community College, 400 East Scenic Drive, Lecture Hall, The Dalles OR
    Speaker(s)

    Tomás Schwabe, Occupational Safety Instructor and Consultant, Consultative Services Section - Oregon OSHA


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    Lockout/tagout and machine guarding | Bloqueo y Etiquetado y Resguardos de Máquinas (PM English Session)
    Date Thursday, May 7, 2020
    Time 1 to 4 p.m.
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    Lockout/tagout and machine guarding | Bloqueo y Etiquetado y Resguardos de Máquinas (PM English Session)

    In this expert training, you learn about the purpose and scope of the lockout/tagout rule, lockout and tagout procedures, training criteria, and periodic inspection criteria. You also learn about machine guarding requirements, hazardous motions and actions, guards and devices, and training guidelines.

    Aprenderá sobre:
    El propósito y alcance de la Regla de Bloqueo / Etiquetado, procedimientos de bloqueo y etiquetado, criterios de capacitación y criterios de inspección periódica. También aprenderá acerca de los requisitos de protección de la máquina, movimientos y acciones peligrosos, resguardos y dispositivos, y lineamientos de capacitación.

    Date Thursday, May 7, 2020
    Time 1 to 4 p.m.
    Location Columbia Gorge Community College, 400 East Scenic Drive, Lecture Hall, The Dalles OR
    Speaker(s)

    Tomás Schwabe, Occupational Safety Instructor and Consultant, Consultative Services Section - Oregon OSHA


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Woodburn
Registration by phone 503.373.8000 or 800.285.8525 or click Register now. For information contact Stephanie Krehbiel at stekre@saif.com.
    Liderazgo en la seguridad | Safety Leadership
    Date Wednesday, June 10, 2020
    Time 9 a.m. to noon (Spanish session) and 1 to 4 p.m. (English session)
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    Liderazgo en la seguridad | Safety Leadership

    Safety leadership (1 to 4 p.m.) (English)
    You learn about: The concept of leadership, leadership styles, applying effective recognition and discipline, and developing trust and credibility. Emphasis is on applying leadership to reduce or eliminate safety hazards. This training is especially useful for supervisors, leaders, and safety committee members.
     
    Liderazgo en la seguridad  (9 a.m. to noon) (Spanish)
    Aprenderá sobre: El concepto de liderazgo, estilos de liderazgo, la aplicación efectiva de reconocimiento y disciplina, el desarrollo de la confianza y credibilidad. Énfasis es la aplicación de liderazgo para reducir o eliminar peligros de seguridad. Estas enseñanzas son especialmente provechosas para supervisores, líderes y miembros del comité de seguridad. 

    Date Wednesday, June 10, 2020
    Time 9 a.m. to noon (Spanish session) and 1 to 4 p.m. (English session)
    Location Legacy Woodburn Health Center, 1475 Mt. Hood Ave., Woodburn, OR
    Speaker(s)

    Tomás Schwabe, Senior Safety and Health Instructor, Oregon OSHA  


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