SAIF’s statewide series of free, half-day trainings on agriculture safety and health start Oct. 31 and run through Mar. 2018 in 16 cities across Oregon. Designed primarily for people working in agriculture, anyone with an interest in ag safety and health is welcome to attend (you don’t have to be insured by SAIF). Employers with small agriculture businesses who attend the seminar will meet OSHA’s instructional requirement, one of four requirements that exempt small agricultural establishments from random OSHA inspections.
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.