HERMISTON — Free farm safety seminars will be held in Hermiston on Jan. 9-10.

The half-day seminars, hosted by SAIF Corporation, are open to “anyone interested in ag safety and health” even if they are not insured by SAIF, Oregon’s not-for-profit workers’ compensation insurance company.

The Jan. 9 seminar is in English and will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Hermiston Conference Center, 415 S Highway 395. The Jan. 10 session is in Spanish and runs 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the conference center. Lunch is included both days.

According to a news release from SAIF, this year’s topics include mechanical hazards, ergonomics, safety leadership, communication skills and the difference between safety and compliance. The seminar meets OSHA’s instructional requirement for small agricultural operations, the Oregon State Landscaping Contractors Board’s continuing education credits and the Department of Consumer and Business Services’ producer continuing education credits.

For more information or to register visit www.saif.com/agseminars.

SAIF also announced that its 2018 calendar will feature N.W. Crane Service of Hermiston as its business for June. The theme of the 2018 calendar is “building a better — and safer — Oregon” to celebrate the state’s construction industry. N.W Crane Service was chosen to help represent that theme because they “consistently go above regulations and requirements” in their dedication to safety.

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