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SAIF'S Agricultural Safety Seminar

Date: Jan 02 - Jan 03, 2019
This is part of SAIF's series of free, comprehensive safety training session designed specifically for the agriculture industry.

For over 20 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 occupations. Held in 16 cities across the state, these free, half-day trainings will be held between October and March. Nine trainings will be conducted entirely in Spanish.

Although the seminars are designed for owners, operators, supervisors, and foremen, anyone working in the agricultural industry or interested in the seminar content is welcome to attend. Small agricultural employers attending the seminar will meet one of the four requirements that exempt small agricultural operations from random OSHA inspections.

The Oregon State Landscaping Contractors Board has approved the seminar for four hours of continuing education credits. This ag seminar has been approved by the Department of Consumer and Business Services for four regular producer continuing education credit hours.

Topics include:

The big picture of Ag safety and compliance--
Preventing injuries and complying with OSHA are not exactly the same, but the two subjects definitely overlap and interact. We look at the major principles of safety, outline the primary OSHA requirements for safety programs, and review training requirements for Oregon agriculture.

All about drivelines, shear points, and pulleys--
We review the common mechanical hazards with farm facilities and machinery, and present some best practices to avoid a bloody outcome or an expensive citation.

Ergonomics: making your work easier and safer--
Strains and sprains are the number one injury for workers covered by SAIF, accounting for nearly 15,000 claims per year—40 percent of all claims, with costs totaling more than $90 million annually. We show you simple changes in the way you can reach, lift, carry, push, or pull using Safety In Motion®, a system proven to reduce injuries in Oregon and across the country.

Soft skills for safety—leadership, communication, and culture--
A large percentage of injuries actually come from risk-taking behaviors and other human factors. Whether or not you're part of the management team, building skills in leadership and communication can drive a strong safety culture with better outcomes for everyone.

Click on the links to the right to register for the two different sessions.
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