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We provide training opportunities throughout the state at no cost to our policyholders. Seating is limited and is first come, first served.

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Agricultural training seminar | Our agricultural training seminar series is our most popular. Find out when the series will be in your area.

Training for state agencies and public universities | Specific training opportunities are available for state agency employees.

Online training | Some of our helpful trainings are now online so you can get the same great safety information without leaving your desk.

 

 

Trainings around Oregon

If you don't see your city below, it's not because we don't love visiting you. It only means we don't have any trainings scheduled at the moment. Please check back again soon.

 

Bend
Registration by phone 541.382.0322 or 800.285.8530 or click Register now. For information contact Beverly Wilson at bevwil@saif.com.
    Safety culture: What is it, and how can you make it better?
    Date Wednesday, June 14, 2017
    Time 8 to 10 a.m.
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    Safety culture: What is it, and how can you make it better?

    Every workplace has a safety culture. Some have a culture that is comprehensive, where safety is integrated into all aspects of the business. Others may have a culture which reacts to situations, only making changes once an injury occurs. 

    In this interactive session, you're introduced to SAIF's new Ansbro Safety Culture Spectrum. This spectrum helps you determine where your company's culture falls on the scale between reactive and comprehensive, and then provides strategies and resources to improve your safety culture.

    Date Wednesday, June 14, 2017
    Time 8 to 10 a.m.
    Location SAIF Corporation, 999 SW Disk Drive, Bend OR 97702
    Speaker(s)

    Julia Means, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF
    Scott Clark, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF


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    Return-to-work 301
    Date Wednesday, August 9, 2017
    Time 8 to 10 a.m.
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    Return-to-work 301

    Learn more about return-to-work and get valuable tips and tricks that will help you better understand and fully utilize the Employer-at-Injury Program in the process.

    Date Wednesday, August 9, 2017
    Time 8 to 10 a.m.
    Location SAIF Corporation, 999 SW Disk Drive, Bend OR 97702
    Speaker(s)

    Margaret Burtness, Return-to-work Consultant, SAIF
    Tracy Stephens, Return-to-work Consultant, SAIF


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    Oregon employment law update
    Date Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    Time 8 to 10 a.m.
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    Oregon employment law update

    What every employer needs to know about the most recent changes to Oregon's employment laws.

    Date Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    Time 8 to 10 a.m.
    Location SAIF Corporation, 999 SW Disk Drive, Bend OR 97702
    Speaker(s)

    Peter Hicks, Attorney at Law, Shareholder, Jordan Ramis PC


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    Total Worker Health® at SAIF
    Date Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    Time 8 to 10 a.m.
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    Total Worker Health® at SAIF

    Total Worker Health® at SAIF
    Studies show that a healthy, fit worker is more alert and able to respond more quickly to unexpected events. Learn more about the latest topics in Total Worker Health®, a strategy integrating occupational safety and health protection with health promotion to prevent worker injury and illness. We provide actions you can take right now to help nudge your organization toward Total Worker Health and strengthen your existing efforts.

    Date Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    Time 8 to 10 a.m.
    Location SAIF Corporation, 999 SW Disk Drive, Bend OR 97702
    Speaker(s)

    Sabrina Freewynn, Total Worker Health Consultant, 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.
    Ergonomic tips for the everyday working world
    Date Thursday, July 13, 2017
    Time 10 to 11 a.m.
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    Ergonomic tips for the everyday working world

    Sprains and strains are the most common employee injury and are risks at nearly every workplace. With that in mind, this presentation explores strategies for prevention and provides tools that employers can use to minimize injury risk.

    Date Thursday, July 13, 2017
    Time 10 to 11 a.m.
    Location Southern Oregon Community College, Curry Campus, Krieger Community Room, 96082 Lone Rach Parkway, Brookings OR 97415
    Speaker(s)

    Shelley Nasby, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF
    Leigh Manning, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF


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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.
    Audit overview
    Date Thursday, April 27, 2017
    Time Noon to 1 p.m.
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    Audit overview

    In this session you receive an overview of the audit process. Learn what documentation is needed and why, plus tips and best practices to help you navigate the process successfully.

    Date Thursday, April 27, 2017
    Time Noon to 1 p.m.
    Location Southwestern Oregon Community College, Lakeview E, 1988 Newmark Ave, Coos Bay OR 97420
    Speaker(s)

    John Sprague, Premium Auditor, SAIF


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    Ergonomic tips for the everyday working world
    Date Thursday, July 27, 2017
    Time Noon to 1 p.m.
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    Ergonomic tips for the everyday working world

    Sprains and strains are the most common employee injury and are risks at nearly every workplace. With that in mind, this presentation explores strategies for prevention and provides tools that employers can use to minimize injury risk.

    Date Thursday, July 27, 2017
    Time Noon to 1 p.m.
    Location Southwestern Oregon Community College, Lakeview G, 1988 Newmark Avenue, Coos Bay OR 97420
    Speaker(s)

    Shelley Nasby, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF
    Leigh Manning, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF


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    The medical connection with workers' comp
    Date Thursday, October 26, 2017
    Time Noon to 1 p.m.
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    The medical connection with workers' comp

    Medical providers present information about providers' responsibilities in workers' compensation. The panel offers a "best practices" approach for employers to get what they need from providers treating their injured workers. They offer ideas and suggestions on how employers, providers, and SAIF can work collaboratively to better serve injured workers in our communities. 

    Date Thursday, October 26, 2017
    Time Noon to 1 p.m.
    Location Southwestern Oregon Community College, Lakeview E, 1988 Newmark Ave, Coos Bay OR 97420
    Speaker(s)

    Jason S. Bell, MD
    Audrey Duke, FNP


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Eugene
Registration by phone 541.683.6700 or 800.285.8560 or click Register now. For information contact Chris Stanley at chrsta@saif.com.
    What’s my communication style?
    Date Thursday, May 18, 2017
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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    What’s my communication style?

    Ever hear "you just don't understand me" when trying to have a conversation with someone? Or maybe you say it (or think it!) yourself when communicating with someone you just can't seem to relate to. Effective communication is fundamental to our success both on and off the job. Professional, productive communication is important with customers, peers, supervisors, and employees. Each of us has a preference for communicating in a certain way, known as our communication style. By first understanding our own style, we can then begin to recognize the styles of others and learn to flex our style to improve communication.  

    If you want to know and understand your own communication style, be able to identify the styles of others, and learn tips for communicating more effectively, this workshop is for you.

    Date Thursday, May 18, 2017
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Location SAIF Corporation, Register Guard Conference Room, 3500 Chad Drive, Eugene OR 97408
    Speaker(s)

    Kimberly Ray, Corporate Trainer, SAIF


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    Nodding off: managing fatigue (the whole picture)
    Date Thursday, June 15, 2017
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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    Nodding off: managing fatigue (the whole picture)

    Fatigued employees can take a large toll on business, contributing to higher risks of injury, decreased production, and increased absenteeism. This presentation explores the risk factors at work--such as shift work and environmental contributors--and causal factors at home that can all play a role in overall employee fatigue. We examine strategies both employees and employers can take to reduce risks and serious consequences.

    Date Thursday, June 15, 2017
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Location SAIF Corporation, Register Guard Conference Room, 3500 Chad Drive, Eugene OR 97408
    Speaker(s)

    Leigh Manning, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF
    Kim Henry, Industrial Hygienist, SAIF


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    SAIF update
    Date Thursday, July 20, 2017
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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    SAIF update

    Members of SAIF's executive team provide the latest information about what's new at SAIF. Their presentation includes a financial report and an update on strategic initiatives. As always, there will be an opportunity to ask questions, too.

    Date Thursday, July 20, 2017
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Location SAIF Corporation, Register Guard Conference Room, 3500 Chad Drive, Eugene OR 97408
    Speaker(s)

    Kerry Barnett, President and CEO, SAIF


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    Legalization of marijuana and workplace issues
    Date Thursday, August 17, 2017
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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    Legalization of marijuana and workplace issues

    This session explores the most current information on how employers can navigate the potential impact of legalized marijuana on their employees, drug policies, and safety practices. 

    Date Thursday, August 17, 2017
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Location SAIF Corporation, Register Guard Conference Room, 3500 Chad Drive, Eugene OR 97408
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    Preventing injuries through accident analysis
    Date Thursday, September 21, 2017
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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    Preventing injuries through accident analysis

    An on-the-job injury is not a positive event, but it can provide ideas for preventing the same type of injury in the future. This session covers how to conduct accident analysis, find the root cause, and identify system failures that contribute to workplace incidents and accidents.

    Date Thursday, September 21, 2017
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Location SAIF Corporation, Register Guard Conference Room, 3500 Chad Drive, Eugene OR 97408
    Speaker(s)

    Bryan Burnette, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF
    Jim Nusser, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF 
    Phil Duryea, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF


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    Setting the stage for behavior change
    Date Thursday, October 19, 2017
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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    Setting the stage for behavior change

    We all want to be healthy and safe, and we want our employees to be healthier and safer as well. Yet behavior change is hard! This presentation pulls back the lens to explore the pressures that act on a person to either support or hinder their behavior change--whether it's wearing their PPE or exercising more and eating right. Learn what you can do, as an employer, to support behavior change for the better and use Total Worker Health® techniques.  

    Date Thursday, October 19, 2017
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Location SAIF Corporation, Register Guard Conference Room, 3500 Chad Drive, Eugene OR 97408
    Speaker(s)

    Sabrina Freewynn, Total Worker Health Consultant, SAIF


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    It takes but one...
    Date Thursday, November 16, 2017
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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    It takes but one...

    ...Day of employment, that is, to be responsible for an occupational disease claim. Come join our nurse, attorney, and adjuster as we talk through why certain conditions are seen as occupational diseases. Learn how workers' compensation laws evaluate work and outside activities to determine compensability. And learn what standards are used to determine the responsible employer, and what key information the employer can provide in occupational disease claims.

    Date Thursday, November 16, 2017
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Location SAIF Corporation, Register Guard Conference Room, 3500 Chad Drive, Eugene OR 97408
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Hermiston
Registration by phone 541.382.0322 or 800.285.8530 or click Register now. For information contact Beverly Wilson at bevwil@saif.com.
    Practical strategies for preventing slips, trips, and falls | Return-to-work 301
    Date Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    Time 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
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    Practical strategies for preventing slips, trips, and falls | Return-to-work 301

    Practical strategies for preventing slips, trips, and falls
    This interactive session focuses on practical strategies and tactics for preventing same-level slip, trip, and fall injuries in a variety of industries. The presentation covers varied topics such as weather-related hazards, general housekeeping considerations, parking lots and grounds, footwear selection, and employee training. You leave with resources to help you be successful in your slip, trip, and fall prevention efforts.

    Return-to-work 301
    Learn more about return-to-work, and get valuable tips and tricks that help you better understand and fully utilize the Employer-at-Injury Program in the process.

    Date Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    Time 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    Location Oxford Suites, 1050 N. First Street, Hermiston OR 97838
    Speaker(s)

    Debbie Clark, Return-to-work Consultant, SAIF
    Tracy Stephens, Return-to-work Consultant, SAIF


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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.
    Return to Work 101
    Date Tuesday, May 9, 2017
    Time Noon to 1:30 p.m.
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    Return to Work 101

    Join Linda Wallace and Donna Johnson, SAIF return-to-work consultants, for an overview of return-to-work services and how the return-to-work program can help you, the employer. Bring your questions about modified job descriptions, identifying transitional job tasks, and making bona fide job offers. We discuss all these and more to help you gain understanding and insight into the Employer-at-Injury Program (EAIP), the Preferred Worker Program (PWP), and the options available for you.

    Date Tuesday, May 9, 2017
    Time Noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Location Klamath County School District Office, Board Room, 10501 Washburn Way, Klamath Falls, OR 97601
    Speaker(s)

    Linda Wallace,  Return-to-work Consultant, SAIF
    Donna Johnson, Return-to-work Consultant, SAIF


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    “So, I’ve got this claim…”
    Date Tuesday, June 13, 2017
    Time Noon to 1:30 p.m.
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    “So, I’ve got this claim…”

    If that's something you have ever said, come hang out with us to discuss the complexities of the workers' compensation system. You have more tools than you may think.

    Date Tuesday, June 13, 2017
    Time Noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Location Klamath County School District Office, Board Room, 10501 Washburn Way, Klamath Falls, OR 97601
    Speaker(s)

    Lisa Munson, Compensability Adjuster, SAIF
    Jackie Maltzan, Senior lead Disabling Adjuster, SAIF


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    Drugs and alcohol in the workplace
    Date Tuesday, July 11, 2017
    Time Noon to 1:30 p.m.
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    Drugs and alcohol in the workplace

    Although many stereotypes exist about alcoholics and drug addicts, substance abuse is not so easily defined. No business, regardless of size or location, is immune to the hazards related to alcohol and drug abuse. The majority of drug and alcohol users are employed, and their problems often follow them to work. In this session, we identify marijuana, alcohol, and prescription painkiller abuse issues and provide the help you need to create policies and programs for a drug-free workplace.

    Date Tuesday, July 11, 2017
    Time Noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Location Klamath County School District, 2845 Greensprings Drive, Klamath Falls OR 97601
    Speaker(s)

    Pamela Ahr, Regional Operations Supervisor, SAIF
    Patti McGuire, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF


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    State of SAIF 2017
    Date Monday, September 18, 2017
    Time 8:30 to 10 a.m.
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    State of SAIF 2017

    SAIF President and CEO Kerry Barnett speaks about what's new at SAIF. The presentation includes a current financial report, update on strategic initiatives, and the latest information from the recently completed legislative session. A brief question and answer session closes out this informative gathering.

    Date Monday, September 18, 2017
    Time 8:30 to 10 a.m.
    Location Klamath County School District, 2845 Greensprings Drive, Klamath Falls OR 97601
    Speaker(s)

    Kerry Barnett, President and CEO, SAIF


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La Grande
Registration by phone 541.382.0322 or 800.285.8530 or click Register now. For information contact Beverly Wilson at bevwil@saif.com.
    Practical strategies for preventing slips, trips, and falls | Return-to-work 301
    Date Tuesday, October 17, 2017
    Time 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
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    Practical strategies for preventing slips, trips, and falls | Return-to-work 301

    Practical strategies for preventing slips, trips, and falls
    This interactive session focuses on practical strategies and tactics for preventing same-level slip, trip, and fall injuries in a variety of industries. The presentation covers varied topics such as weather-related hazards, general housekeeping considerations, parking lots and grounds, footwear selection, and employee training. You leave with resources to help you be successful in your slip, trip, and fall prevention efforts.

    Return-to-work 301
    Learn more about return-to-work, and get valuable tips and tricks that help you better understand and fully utilize the Employer-at-Injury Program in the process.

    Date Tuesday, October 17, 2017
    Time 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
    Location Cook Memorial Library, Community Room, 2006 4th St, La Grande OR 97850
    Speaker(s)

    Debbie Clark, Return-to-work Consultant, SAIF
    Tracy Stephens, Return-to-work Consultant, SAIF


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Lakeview
Lincoln City
Registration by phone 503.373.8000 or 800.285.8525 or click Register now. For information contact Erica Jones at erijon@saif.com.
    Workforce challenges
    Date Monday, October 30, 2017
    Time 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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    Workforce challenges

    This year at our annual all-day employer training in Lincoln City, we present topics that are challenging for our employers in running their businesses.

    Date Monday, October 30, 2017
    Time 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Location Inn at Spanish Head Resort Hotel, 4009 SW Highway 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367
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Medford
Registration by phone 541.770.5815 or 800.285.8550 or click Register now. For information contact Cindi Garrett at cingar@saif.com.
    Return to Work 101
    Date Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    Time Noon to 1:30 p.m.
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    Return to Work 101

    Join Linda Wallace and Donna Johnson, SAIF return-to-work consultants, for an overview of return-to-work services and how the return-to-work program can help you, the employer. Bring your questions about modified job descriptions, identifying transitional job tasks, and making bona fide job offers. We discuss all these and more to help you gain understanding and insight into the Employer-at-Injury Program (EAIP), the Preferred Worker Program (PWP), and the options available for you.

    Date Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    Time Noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Location Smullin Center, 2825 East Barnett Road, Medford OR 97504
    Speaker(s)

    Linda Wallace, Return-to-work Consultant, SAIF
    Donna Johnson, Return-to-work Consultant, SAIF


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    “So, I’ve got this claim…”
    Date Wednesday, June 14, 2017
    Time Noon to 1:30 p.m.
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    “So, I’ve got this claim…”

    If that's something you have ever said, come hang out with us to discuss the complexities of the workers' compensation system. You have more tools than you may think.

    Date Wednesday, June 14, 2017
    Time Noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Location Smullin Center, 2825 East Barnett Road, Medford OR 97504
    Speaker(s)

    Lisa Munson, Compensability Adjuster, SAIF
    Jackie Maltzan, Senior lead Disabling Adjuster, SAIF


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    Drugs and alcohol in the workplace
    Date Wednesday, July 12, 2017
    Time Noon to 1:30 p.m.
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    Drugs and alcohol in the workplace

    Although many stereotypes exist about alcoholics and drug addicts, substance abuse is not so easily defined. No business, regardless of size or location, is immune to the hazards related to alcohol and drug abuse. The majority of drug and alcohol users are employed, and their problems often follow them to work. In this session, we identify marijuana, alcohol, and prescription painkiller abuse issues and provide the help you need to create policies and programs for a drug-free workplace.

    Date Wednesday, July 12, 2017
    Time Noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Location Smullin Center, 2825 East Barnett Road, Medford OR 97504
    Speaker(s)

    Pamela Ahr, Regional Operations Supervisor, SAIF
    Patti McGuire, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF


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    State of SAIF 2017
    Date Monday, September 18, 2017
    Time 12:30 to 2 p.m.
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    State of SAIF 2017

    SAIF President and CEO Kerry Barnett speaks about what's new at SAIF. The presentation includes a current financial report, update on strategic initiatives, and the latest information from the recently completed legislative session. A brief question and answer session closes out this informative gathering.

    Date Monday, September 18, 2017
    Time 12:30 to 2 p.m.
    Location Smullin Center, 2825 East Barnett Road, Medford OR 97504
    Speaker(s)

    Kerry Barnett, President and CEO, SAIF


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    Qualitative approach to finding and fixing ergonomic risk
    Date Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    Time Noon to 1:30 p.m.
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    Qualitative approach to finding and fixing ergonomic risk

    You'll learn a simple, team-based approach to ergonomic improvement. By using an eight-step qualitative assessment, workers will be able to quickly identify awkward postures in the workplace; develop some practical, low-cost solutions; and prioritize the risks that can lead to painful, debilitating musculoskeletal disorders.

    Date Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    Time Noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Location Smullin Center, 2825 East Barnett Road, Medford OR 97504
    Speaker(s)

    Mike Hill, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF


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Ontario
Registration by phone 541.382.0322 or 800.285.8530, or click Register now. For information contact Beverly Wilson at bevwil@saif.com.
    Practical strategies for preventing slips, trips, and falls | Return-to-work 301
    Date Tuesday, October 17, 2017
    Time 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
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    Practical strategies for preventing slips, trips, and falls | Return-to-work 301

    Practical strategies for preventing slips, trips, and falls
    This interactive session focuses on practical strategies and tactics for preventing same-level slip, trip, and fall injuries in a variety of industries. The presentation covers varied topics such as weather-related hazards, general housekeeping considerations, parking lots and grounds, footwear selection, and employee training. You leave with resources to help you be successful in your slip, trip, and fall prevention efforts.

    Return-to-work 301
    Learn more about return-to-work, and get valuable tips and tricks that help you better understand and fully utilize the Employer-at-Injury Program in the process.

    Date Tuesday, October 17, 2017
    Time 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    Location Clarion Inn, 1249 Tapadera Ave, Ontario OR 97914
    Speaker(s)

    Tracy Stephens, Return-to-work Consultant, SAIF
    Debbie Clark, Return-to-work Consultant, SAIF


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Portland
Registration by phone 971.242.5001 or 800.285.8570 or click Register now. For information contact Felicitas Penaloza at felpen@saif.com.
    Setting the stage for behavior change
    Date Thursday, May 18, 2017
    Time 9 a.m. to Noon
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    Setting the stage for behavior change

    We all want to be healthier and safer, and we want our employees to be healthier and safer as well. But behavior change can be hard! 

    This presentation pulls back the lens to explore the pressures that act on a person to either support or hinder their behavior change--whether it's wearing PPE or exercising more and eating right. Learn what you can do, as an employer, to support behavior change for the better and use a Total Worker Health® approach.

    Date Thursday, May 18, 2017
    Time 9 a.m. to Noon
    Location SAIF Corporation (First Floor) Crown Plaza, 1500 SW First Avenue, Portland OR 97201
    Speaker(s)

    Sabrina Freewynn, Total Worker Health Consultant, SAIF


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    Claim basics
    Date Thursday, June 15, 2017
    Time 9 a.m. to Noon
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    Claim 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, closing claims, and much more.

    Date Thursday, June 15, 2017
    Time 9 a.m. to Noon
    Location SAIF Corporation (First Floor) Crown Plaza, 1500 SW First Avenue, Portland OR 97201
    Speaker(s)

    Claudia Perryman, Return-to-work Consultant, SAIF
    Nan Angelo, Return-to-work Consultant, SAIF
    Chris Pfeiffer, Claims Adjuster, SAIF
    Ryanne Lyons, Claims Adjuster, SAIF
    Elizabeth Gamino, Investigator, SAIF
    Paul Armintrout, Investigator, SAIF


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    Clear the clutter: how 5S and Lean improve efficiency and safety
    Date Thursday, July 20, 2017
    Time 9 a.m. to Noon
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    Clear the clutter: how 5S and Lean improve efficiency and safety

    Ben Franklin said, "those who fail to plan, plan to fail."  

    Long-term business success does not occur at random. It is created through careful planning and analysis of policies and procedures in order to produce optimal results.  

    Applying principles of 5S in your organization (work environment, business processes, and technology) will yield both visual and operational benefits. Throughout this discussion we review methods to help eliminate waste and clutter while increasing effectiveness and efficiency. In addition, we discuss how process development and analysis benefit employee health and safety by minimizing the unexpected.

    Date Thursday, July 20, 2017
    Time 9 a.m. to Noon
    Location SAIF Corporation (First Floor) Crown Plaza, 1500 SW First Avenue, Portland OR 97201
    Speaker(s)

    Ed Hoeffliger, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF 
    Jake Teeter, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF


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    Safety culture
    Date Thursday, August 17, 2017
    Time 9 to 11 a.m.
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    Safety culture

    Improving workplace safety cultures has been a focus of safety and health efforts for decades, but organizations struggle to sustain these efforts. Safety programs often lack a vision for success and methods to benchmark or show progress, which can result in a safety culture that is reactive or merely OSHA-compliant, failing to protect employees.  

    This presentation uses a safety culture assessment tool to identify strategies and to help create a path to develop a strong, high-performing, and sustainable safety culture.

    Date Thursday, August 17, 2017
    Time 9 to 11 a.m.
    Location SAIF Corporation (First Floor) Crown Plaza, 1500 SW First Avenue, Portland OR 97201
    Speaker(s)

    Michelle McDermott, Regional Operations Supervisor, SAIF
    Siobhan Murphy, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF


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    Blending new employees into your company culture
    Date Thursday, September 21, 2017
    Time 9 a.m. to Noon
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    Blending new employees into your company culture

    New employees are 69 percent more likely to remain at a company up to three years if they are part of a well-structured program to bring them on board.

    An effective program impacts employee satisfaction, success, and retention. It complements job coaching to help new employees become contributing members faster. And it helps them feel welcome--creating a positive work environment for everyone and helping to retain employees by integrating them into the company culture.
     
    This session explores functions and stages of bringing new employees on board, along with best practices for developing or improving your own processes. We explore how to create an experience that new hires will share with others, which in turn enriches your candidate pools for years to come.

    Date Thursday, September 21, 2017
    Time 9 a.m. to Noon
    Location SAIF Corporation (First Floor) Crown Plaza, 1500 SW First Avenue, Portland OR 97201
    Speaker(s)

    Paula Jones, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF 
    Amy VanCleave, Human Resources Generalist, SAIF


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    Claim basics | Beyond claim basics
    Date Thursday, November 16, 2017
    Time 9 a.m. Session and 1 p.m. Session
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    Claim basics | Beyond claim basics

    Claim 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, closing claims, and much more.

    Beyond claim basics
    "Claim basics and beyond" is an exciting class packed with information and presented by adjusters who walk you through some of the more strategic areas of claims management.This class covers key factors driving claims costs and what you can do as the employer to help manage those costs. You hear updates on RTW and EAIP, managing rising medical costs, reserves, combined conditions, permanent impairment, investigations, vocational benefits, settlements, and much more. Don't miss this class!

    Date Thursday, November 16, 2017
    Time 9 a.m. Session and 1 p.m. Session
    Location SAIF Corporation (First Floor) Crown Plaza, 1500 SW First Avenue, Portland OR 97201
    Speaker(s)

    Carlos Vasquez Estrada, Return-to-work Consultant, SAIF
    Ron Boyce, Return-to-work Consultant, SAIF
    Lynn Speidel, Return-to-work Consultant, SAIF
    Nan Angelo, Return-to-work Consultant, SAIF
    Tracy Young, Claims Adjuster, SAIF
    Trisha Forayter, Claims Adjuster, SAIF
    Cory Rudisill, Investigator, SAIF
    Julie McCarter, Investigator, SAIF


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Redmond
Registration by phone 541.382.0322 or 800.285.8530, or click Register now. For information contact Beverly Wilson at bevwil@saif.com.
    Safety culture: What is it, and how can you make it better?
    Date Wednesday, June 14, 2017
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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    Safety culture: What is it, and how can you make it better?

    Every workplace has a safety culture. Some have a culture that is comprehensive, where safety is integrated into all aspects of the business. Others may have a culture which reacts to situations, only making changes once an injury occurs. 

    In this interactive session, you're introduced to SAIF's new Ansbro Safety Culture Spectrum. This spectrum helps you determine where your company's culture falls on the scale between reactive and comprehensive, and then provides strategies and resources to improve your safety culture.

    Date Wednesday, June 14, 2017
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Location Central Oregon Community College (COCC-Redmond), Building 3, Room 312, 2030 SE College Loop, Redmond OR 97756
    Speaker(s)

    Julia Means, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF
    Scott Clark, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF


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    Return-to-work 301
    Date Wednesday, August 9, 2017
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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    Return-to-work 301

    Learn more about return-to-work and get valuable tips and tricks that will help you better understand and fully utilize the Employer-at-Injury Program in the process.

    Date Wednesday, August 9, 2017
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Location Central Oregon Community College (COCC-Redmond), Building 3, Room 312, 2030 SE College Loop, Redmond OR 97756
    Speaker(s)

    Margaret Burtness, Return-to-work Consultant, SAIF
    Tracy Stephens, Return-to-work Consultant, SAIF


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    Oregon employment law update
    Date Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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    Oregon employment law update

    What every employer needs to know about the most recent changes to Oregon's employment laws.

    Date Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Location Central Oregon Community College (COCC-Redmond), Building 3, Room 312, 2030 SE College Loop, Redmond OR 97756
    Speaker(s)

    Peter Hicks, Attorney at Law, Shareholder, Jordan Ramis PC


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    Total Worker Health® at SAIF
    Date Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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    Total Worker Health® at SAIF

    Total Worker Health® at SAIF
    Studies show that a healthy, fit worker is more alert and able to respond more quickly to unexpected events. Learn more about the latest topics in Total Worker Health®, a strategy integrating occupational safety and health protection with health promotion to prevent worker injury and illness. We provide actions you can take right now to help nudge your organization toward Total Worker Health and strengthen your existing efforts.

    Date Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    Time 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Location Central Oregon Community College (COCC-Redmond), Building 3, Room 312, 2030 SE College Loop, Redmond OR 97756
    Speaker(s)

    Sabrina Freewynn, Total Worker Health Consultant, 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.
    Ergonomic tips for the everyday working world
    Date Tuesday, July 18, 2017
    Time 10 to 11 a.m.
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    Ergonomic tips for the everyday working world

    Sprains and strains are the most common employee injury and are risks at nearly every workplace. With that in mind, this presentation explores strategies for prevention and provides tools that employers can use to minimize injury risk.

    Date Tuesday, July 18, 2017
    Time 10 to 11 a.m.
    Location Umpqua Discovery Center, 409 Riverfront Way, Reedsport OR 97467
    Speaker(s)

    Shelley Nasby, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF
    Leigh Manning, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF


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Roseburg
Registration by phone 541.770.5815 or 800.285.8550 or click Register now. For information contact Cindi Garrett at cingar@saif.com.
    Return to Work 101
    Date Thursday, May 11, 2017
    Time 9 to 10:30 a.m.
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    Return to Work 101

    Join Linda Wallace and Donna Johnson, SAIF return-to-work consultants, for an overview of return-to-work services and how the return-to-work program can help you, the employer. Bring your questions about modified job descriptions, identifying transitional job tasks, and making bona fide job offers. We discuss all these and more to help you gain understanding and insight into the Employer-at-Injury Program (EAIP), the Preferred Worker Program (PWP), and the options available for you.

    Date Thursday, May 11, 2017
    Time 9 to 10:30 a.m.
    Location Public Safety Center, 700 SE Douglas, Roseburg OR 97470
    Speaker(s)

    Linda Wallace, Return-to-work Consultant, SAIF
    Donna Johnson, Return-to-work Consultant, SAIF


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    “So, I’ve got this claim…”
    Date Thursday, June 15, 2017
    Time 9 to 10:30 a.m.
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    “So, I’ve got this claim…”

    If that's something you have ever said, come hang out with us to discuss the complexities of the workers' compensation system. You have more tools than you may think.

    Date Thursday, June 15, 2017
    Time 9 to 10:30 a.m.
    Location Public Safety Center, 700 SE Douglas, Roseburg OR 97470
    Speaker(s)

    Lisa Munson, Compensability Adjuster, SAIF
    Jackie Maltzan, Senior lead Disabling Adjuster, SAIF


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    Drugs and alcohol in the workplace
    Date Thursday, July 13, 2017
    Time 9 to 10:30 a.m.
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    Drugs and alcohol in the workplace

    Although many stereotypes exist about alcoholics and drug addicts, substance abuse is not so easily defined. No business, regardless of size or location, is immune to the hazards related to alcohol and drug abuse. The majority of drug and alcohol users are employed, and their problems often follow them to work. In this session, we identify marijuana, alcohol, and prescription painkiller abuse issues and provide the help you need to create policies and programs for a drug-free workplace.

    Date Thursday, July 13, 2017
    Time 9 to 10:30 a.m.
    Location Public Safety Center, 700 SE Douglas, Roseburg OR 97470
    Speaker(s)

    Pamela Ahr, Regional Operations Supervisor, SAIF
    Patti McGuire, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF


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    State of SAIF 2017
    Date Tuesday, September 19, 2017
    Time 9 to 10:30 a.m.
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    State of SAIF 2017

    SAIF President and CEO Kerry Barnett speaks about what's new at SAIF. The presentation includes a current financial report, update on strategic initiatives, and the latest information from the recently completed legislative session. A brief question and answer session closes out this informative gathering.

    Date Tuesday, September 19, 2017
    Time 9 to 10:30 a.m.
    Location Public Safety Center, 700 SE Douglas, Roseburg OR 97470
    Speaker(s)

    Kerry Barnett, President and CEO, SAIF


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Salem
Registration by phone 503.373.8000 or 800.285.8525 or click Register now. For information contact Erica Jones at erijon@saif.com.
    SAIF update and legislative update
    Date Thursday, May 11, 2017
    Time 9 to 11:30 a.m.
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    SAIF update and legislative update

    Members of SAIF's executive leadership team provide the latest information about what's new at SAIF. Their presentation includes a financial report and an update on strategic initiatives. As always, there will be an opportunity to ask questions too.

    The second half of this event is a discussion on current happenings at the legislature. This will be held during a busy time in the 2017 session, so we'll review bills that effect workers' comp and update you on other news from the session.

    Date Thursday, May 11, 2017
    Time 9 to 11:30 a.m.
    Location SAIF Conference Center, 440 Church Street SE, Salem OR 97312
    Speaker(s)

    SAIF Executive Leadership Team Members


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    Premium audit overview
    Date Thursday, June 15, 2017
    Time 9 to 11:30 a.m.
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    Premium audit overview

    Receive an overview of the audit process, plus tips and best practices to help your business sail through that process, and get your questions answered. We also cover the classification process, interphase of labor, and standard exceptions. Accounting firm staff are welcome to join us, as well. 

    Date Thursday, June 15, 2017
    Time 9 to 11:30 a.m.
    Location SAIF Conference Center, 440 Church Street SE, Salem OR 97312
    Speaker(s)

    Robert Miller, Premium Audit Supervisor, SAIF
    Tracy Meyer, Premium Audit Program Analyst, SAIF
    Duncan Nyang'oro, Premium Auditor, SAIF
    Kathy Sim, Premium Auditor, SAIF
    Emilio Delgado, Premium Auditor, SAIF


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    NAMI: in our own voice
    Date Thursday, July 20, 2017
    Time 9 to 11:30 a.m.
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    NAMI: in our own voice

    "In Our Own Voice" unmasks mental illness using speaker stories, videos, and discussion to demonstrate the reality that one in four adults is impacted by mental illness. 

    Trained volunteers from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) lead presentations empowered by giving voice to their struggles and successes of recovery. These moving presentations take you through the progression of their illness, their treatment, and finally, coming out the other side to live productive, fulfilling lives. 

    Through active exploration of attitudes, preconceived notions, and stereotypes regarding mental illness, you identify ways to positively impact the way we work with each other, our customers, and our business partners.

    Date Thursday, July 20, 2017
    Time 9 to 11:30 a.m.
    Location SAIF Conference Center, 440 Church Street SE, Salem OR 97312
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    Angry customers, violent situations
    Date Thursday, August 17, 2017
    Time 9 to 11:30 a.m.
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    Angry customers, violent situations

    Oregon State Police officers facilitate this session that addresses prevalent threat types. They cover how to handle telephonic threats and bomb threats, and present ways to help assure your own safety while dealing with angry or hostile people. OSP also offers guidelines on what to do in active shooter situations.

    Date Thursday, August 17, 2017
    Time 9 to 11:30 a.m.
    Location SAIF Conference Center, 440 Church Street SE, Salem OR 97312
    Speaker(s)

    Oregon State Police officers


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    Creating and managing a return-to-work process: from post-injury to regular work
    Date Thursday, September 21, 2017
    Time 9 to 11:30 a.m.
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    Creating and managing a return-to-work process: from post-injury to regular work

    This interactive training is presented by SAIF return-to-work consultants, and outlines the best practices to successfully manage the return-to-work process--from basic return-to-work steps through the more formalized statutory bona fide job offer process.

    You'll receive an example of a formalized "Post-Injury Packet" and  have the opportunity to utilize the various return-to-work forms to proactively manage post-injury scenarios in an effort to return the employee back to work and mitigate the time-loss/claim cost exposure.

    Date Thursday, September 21, 2017
    Time 9 to 11:30 a.m.
    Location SAIF Conference Center, 440 Church Street SE, Salem OR 97312
    Speaker(s)

    Olivia Ojeda-Hayes, Return-to-work Consultant, SAIF
    Ryan Mikesh, Return-to-work Consultant, SAIF


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    Separating fact from fiction: navigating employment separations
    Date Thursday, October 19, 2017
    Time 9 to 11:30 a.m.
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    Separating fact from fiction: navigating employment separations

    Attorney Larry Schucht and Claims Supervisor Lynda Brooks discuss SAIF's involvement with employment releases during the settlement process. This scenario-based training takes you through different situations and provides clarity about SAIF's role in the process.

    Date Thursday, October 19, 2017
    Time 9 to 11:30 a.m.
    Location SAIF Conference Center, 440 Church Street SE, Salem OR 97312
    Speaker(s)

    Larry Schucht, Attorney, SAIF
    Lynda Brooks, Claims Supervisor, SAIF
    Joe Silva, Disabling Adjuster, SAIF


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    Ages and stages: communication
    Date Thursday, November 16, 2017
    Time 9 to 11:30 a.m.
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    Ages and stages: communication

    Soon, Millennials-people born between 1977 and 1997-will account for nearly half the employees in the world. With Boomers and Traditionalists still in the workforce, we have begun preparing for the realities of an aging workforce. And, as Generation 2020 joins these generations, along with Generations X and Y, organizations may soon have an unprecedented five generations in the workplace at once. 

    The workforce is filled with people of all skill levels, learning styles, and generational perspectives. In order to ensure a dynamic, safe, and productive work environment that transcends these differences, strategic knowledge-sharing and thoughtful communication become top priorities.

    This class helps you define the generations at work and the characteristics of each (Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and Generation 2020) and helps you discover ways for effective communication and knowledge-sharing.

    Date Thursday, November 16, 2017
    Time 9 to 11:30 a.m.
    Location SAIF Conference Center, 440 Church Street SE, Salem OR 97312
    Speaker(s)

    Michelle Harper, Regional Operations Supervisor, SAIF


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The Dalles
Registration by phone 541.382.0322 or 800.285.8530 or click Register now. For information contact Beverly Wilson at bevwil@saif.com.
    Practical strategies for preventing slips, trips, and falls | Return-to-work 301
    Date Thursday, October 19, 2017
    Time 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
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    Practical strategies for preventing slips, trips, and falls | Return-to-work 301

    Practical strategies for preventing slips, trips, and falls
    This interactive session focuses on practical strategies and tactics for preventing same-level slip, trip, and fall injuries in a variety of industries. The presentation covers varied topics such as weather-related hazards, general housekeeping considerations, parking lots and grounds, footwear selection, and employee training. You leave with resources to help you be successful in your slip, trip, and fall prevention efforts.

    Return-to-work 301
    Learn more about return-to-work, and get valuable tips and tricks that help you better understand and fully utilize the Employer-at-Injury Program in the process.

    Date Thursday, October 19, 2017
    Time 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    Location Columbia Gorge Community College, Lecture Hall, Building 2, Floor 3, 400 East Scenic Drive, The Dalles, OR 97058
    Speaker(s)

    Tracy Stephen, Return-to-work Consultant, SAIF
    Margaret Burtness, Return-to-work Consultant, SAIF


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Wilsonville
Registration by phone 971.242.5001 or 800.285.8570 or click Register now. For information contact Felicitas Penaloza at felpen@saif.com.
    Restaurant hazards: creating a menu for safety
    Date Thursday, October 19, 2017
    Time 9 a.m. to Noon
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    Restaurant hazards: creating a menu for safety

    Come learn about the ingredients for a successful safety and health program in the food service industry.

    Date Thursday, October 19, 2017
    Time 9 a.m. to Noon
    Location Clackamas Community College, Wilsonville Training Center, 29353 SW Town Center Loop East, Wilsonville, OR 97070
    Speaker(s)

    Krista Manson, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF
    Angie Wisher, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF


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