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Based on feedback from our policyholders and customers, we’re switching to a new, improved platform for our webinars from March 5, 2024. Livestorm is browser-based and easily accessible via mobile phones. It also offers better technical support, stability, and video integration, immediate replays, and more opportunities to engage with the presenter. 

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  • Oregon OSHA's most cited

    Date
    Thursday, July 25, 2024
    Time
    10-11 a.m.
    Location
    Speaker(s)

    Leigh Manning, Wes Koester

    Description

    This webinar will describe some of the most cited Oregon OSHA violations and will provide resources to help employers comply with the rules while keeping their workers safe and healthy.

  • Drugs & alcohol in the workplace | Best practices for responding to reasonable suspicion

    Date
    Thursday, August 15, 2024
    Time
    10-11 a.m.
    Location
    Speaker(s)

    Chris Morgan, Barran Liebman

    Description

    With recreational marijuana legal in Washington and Oregon and medical marijuana legal in Oregon, Washington and a number of other states, it is inevitable that employers will continue to see an increase in drug-related workplace issues. In response to heightened concerns of substance use in the workplace, this training will cover key employer considerations including the following:

    • Employee health, workforce development, workplace safety, impact on the business climate, and financial costs;
    • Overview of key legal issues – on both a state and federal level – surrounding workplace drug use; and 
    • Best practices for crafting and enforcing an effective substance abuse policy.
  • What we are hearing from workers

    Date
    Tuesday, August 20, 2024
    Time
    10-11 a.m.
    Location
    Speaker(s)

    Jen Ragan, CX Director for Workers

    Description

    A year into surveying injured workers has led to valuable feedback and insight about how they are experiencing both SAIF, and the workers’ compensation system.

  • Selling safety to management

    Date
    Thursday, August 22, 2024
    Time
    10-11:30 a.m.
    Location
    Speaker(s)

    Luke Betts, Kevin Kilroy

    Description

    “Safety is the right thing to do” may make an OK slogan or a bland bumper sticker, but why are we surprised when management doesn't run with your safety committee’s recommendation? Communicating safety to management is more than just words; we can affect the overall safety culture (either for the positive or negative). This workshop shares other methods of selling safety to management to cultivate a better overall safety culture.

  • Fixing ergonomic problems | Solutions for workplace musculoskeletal problems

    Date
    Tuesday, August 27, 2024
    Time
    10-11 a.m.
    Location
    Speaker(s)

    Tony Brace

    Description

    After you have determined and prioritized tasks that have high musculoskeletal risk, the hard part of finding and implementing solutions begins. Navigating the solutions phase can be fraught with unforeseen problems that can lead to frustration, wasted resources, and failure. Many companies spend significant amounts of time and money to improve ergonomics and reduce injury risk only to find out the solution does not work and/or creates more problems. This class will provide participants with strategies and methods on how to develop engineering and administrative controls in a cost effective, timely manner with confidence the solution will work.

    This webinar has been approved for one Construction Contractors Board continuing education credit.

  • Embracing an inclusive mindset to support the customer and employee experience

    Date
    Tuesday, September 3, 2024
    Time
    10-11 a.m.
    Location
    Speaker(s)

    Sonji Young, Toni King-Byous

    Description

    To achieve operational success and deliver exceptional service, organizations must be intentional to understand the diverse needs of their employees and customers. Join us as we delve into people-centered behaviors and best practices that can help to foster an inclusive experience for all.

  • Unions and Labor Law | Best Practices for Labor Relations

    Date
    Thursday, September 5, 2024
    Time
    10-11 a.m.
    Location
    Speaker(s)

    Nicole Elgin, Attorney, Barran Liebman

    Description

    In this presentation, Barran Liebman partner Nicole Elgin will cover the foundation of labor laws in the private and public sector, as well as recent labor law changes including union organizing rules and employers’ workplace policies. Topics will include federal and state labor relations considerations, as well as best practices for mitigating compliance risks and maximizing efficiency of workplace operations.

  • Paid Leave Oregon

    Date
    Tuesday, September 10, 2024
    Time
    10-11 a.m.
  • Enterprise Risk Management right-sized for your organization

    Date
    Thursday, September 12, 2024
    Time
    10-11 a.m.
    Location
    Speaker(s)

    Tiffany Uranga

    Description

    Enterprise Risk Management is a tool to be leverage as a level of assurance that risks are managed in concert with business and strategic goals. Learn more about tools ERM offers at a glance and how you might consider using them in a way that fits the size and complexity of your organization.

    This webinar was approved for one regular agent continuing education credit.

  • Worker well-being | 5 easy steps

    Date
    Thursday, September 26, 2024
    Time
    10-11 a.m.
    Location
    Speaker(s)

    Liz Hill, Aubrey Sakaguchi

    Description

    A blend of safety, health, and well-being at home and at work is a powerful injury prevention strategy. An integrated approach, like Total Worker Health® includes workplace protections and health supports resulting in improved well-being.

    Come and learn about Worker well-being in 5 easy steps, a product of collaboration between SAIF and the Center for Work, Health, and Well-being at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The process will help identify the root causes of workplace well-being issues, and engage your workers in designing solutions and taking action. The process weaves together safety, health, and well-being through organizational, environmental, and individual perspectives resulting in an integrated set of solutions.

    This session will guide you through the following steps and help generate ideas to take back to your workplace.

    1. Identify
    2. Engage
    3. Design
    4. Action
    5. Review
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