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Early bird registration rates for the Farwest Show ends July 31
Register today for the biggest green industry trade show in the West. The Farwest Show takes place Aug. 25–27 at the Oregon Convention Center in downtown Portland.
By attending, you will find far more to see, make far more connections with thousands of top industry professionals, and gain far more ideas. Bundle your Expo Pass with tours, seminars, and pesticide classes, and save. Register now and grab the early bird discount to save even more.
Obama administration asks Supreme Court to rehear immigration case
The Obama administration on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider its immigration decision once a full nine-member court can hear the case, according to a New York Times
Last month, the short-handed court deadlocked 4–4 in the case, a challenge to President Obama's plan to spare millions of unauthorized immigrants from deportation and to allow them to work lawfully in the United States. That left in place an appeals court ruling that had blocked the program. Read more
Need help with your safety program?
A great safety program is crucial to ensure your workplace is safe. OAN members have access to our online library of 150 safety and health related handouts and posters. Downloads include attitude and awareness, confined spaces, fire safety and emergency response,
hazard communication, lifting and moving material, safety posters, and personal protection. Each document is offered in both English and Spanish. Visit the safety page to browse the safety handouts (Members only).
Industry celebrates at annual Pioneer Dinner
The OAN Mt. Hood Chapter welcomed members of all chapters to its annual Pioneer Dinner, held last Wednesday evening at Persimmon Country Club in Gresham, Oregon. A pioneer is someone who is better than 60 years old and with 20 or more years of experience in the nursery industry. Photographs from the event can be viewed on Facebook.
Oregon's Mandatory Sick Leave
Questions about the implementation of Oregon's new mandatory sick leave law? Check out this short educational video from the OAN's legal counsel, Jordan Ramis PC, and employment lawyer Amy Robinson, explaining Oregon's new sick leave law and how it affects Oregon employers. View the video
Online video highlights importance of farm shop safety
There's lots you can do to lower your risk of workplace injuries. This entertaining, yet educational video, produced by SAIF Corporation in conjunction with the OAN, highlights the seven most common problem areas found around the farm shop and what you can do to improve safety for you and your employees. Topics include the safe use of grinders and compressed air, arc welding, energy control and more. For more safety and health resources, visit the SAIF website.