SAIF Corporation will present free, half-day agricultural safety seminars in English and Spanish next week in Hermiston. The focus of the seminars is to reduce the number of injuries in agriculture.

The English-language session will be held Tuesday, Jan. 12, and a Spanish language seminar will be held Wednesday, Jan 13. Both sessions will be held at the Hermiston Conference Center from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and include lunch.

Every year, work-related injuries cost the U.S. agriculture industry and estimated $8.3 billion in medical costs and lost productivity.

The seminars are designed primarily for people working in agriculture, but anyone with an interest in agricultural safety can attend. Employers with small agricultural businesses who attend the seminar will meet OSHA’s instructional requirement, one of four requirements that exempt small agricultural establishments from random OSHA inspections.

Seating is limited and registration is required. You may register online at or by calling 800-285-8525.

SAIF Corporation is a state-chartered, non-for-profit workers’ compensation insurance company.

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