UPDATE September 20, 2017: ORLA and members of other business groups worked together to negotiate substantial, positive changes to SB 828, the restrictive scheduling bill, before it was finally passed and signed by the Governor. Here's what you need to know about Oregon's scheduling law.
Latest Culinary Pairing: Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association and SAIF
The partnership aims to reduce worker injuries and provides discounts for eligible ORLA members.
The restaurant and lodging industries face some of the most difficult workplace safety challenges. To help protect the more than 167,000 workers engaged in making Oregon’s dining and overnight experiences picture perfect, the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (ORLA) and SAIF are joining forces. With SAIF’s decades of workplace safety experience, it’s an ideal match—and today it became official.
With an eye toward making those workplaces safer and healthier, SAIF’s board of directors voted today to approve a group program for eligible ORLA members. ORLA’s board of directors previously approved the endorsement and group program on May 23, 2017.
“We are proud to partner with ORLA on our shared mission of making Oregon the safest and healthiest place to work,” said Christy Witzke, vice president of marketing, sales, and communications at SAIF. “We’re impressed by ORLA’s longstanding commitment to improving their members’ safety programs, and are excited to work more closely with them in this area.”
The partnership will give eligible ORLA members, representing 11,000 foodservice and lodging establishments, a workers’ compensation group discount. The program is still in development and has to be validated by NCCI and approved by DCBS. The anticipated launch of the program is January 2018.
"With the onset of rising costs, it is in the best interest of our industry to create this new program to assist hospitality employers in finding new ways to save money,” said Jason Brandt, president and CEO of ORLA. "We are excited about the group discount program and the new opportunities we will have to jointly promote safer workplaces with our partners at SAIF.”
For more information about the new program, contact John Hamilton, COO for ORLA, at 503.682.4422.
SAIF is Oregon's not-for-profit workers' compensation insurance company. For more than 100 years, we've been taking care of injured workers, helping people get back to work, and striving to make Oregon the safest and healthiest place to work.