National Farm Safety Week

 

Canada Safety Council has highlighted the importance of diligence and safety on the farm for over 35 years.  Public awareness of safety issues and concerns surrounding farming is especially vital since most farms are family operations and the home becomes an industrial worksite.

Animal Safety on the Farm

With the final days of winter stretching into the first vestiges of spring, farming season can’t be too close behind. Farm owners and workers across the country are starting to ramp back up to full operating power, dusting off the machines and preparing for the...

The Flip Side of ATVs

Economical, versatile and fun, all-terrain vehicles have long been indispensable tools on Canadian farms and ranches. But as the size, power and popularity of ATVs has increased, so too has the potential for serious injuries. This National Farm Safety Week, why not...

Children on the Farm

Farming is a way of life for many Canadian families. It is also one of the most dangerous industries in Canada. Too often, both children and parents consider the entire farm a play space. Farm children live in a workplace – one that exposes them to machinery,...

Keep Children Safe on the Farm

Farming is a very rewarding, important and invaluable industry in Canada. But for all of its benefits, it is also one of the most dangerous industries, and the reality of the profession is that children are often around the workplace. This means exposure to hazards...

Farm safety education for life

Farms across Canada vary in size, what they produce and how many people they employ. But like all other workplaces, there are inherent on-the-job safety hazards that need to be addressed in order to prevent injuries and save lives. Agriculture ranks the fourth most...

Children on the Farm II

Farming is one of Canada’s most dangerous industries, and children are often present in this workplace – one that exposes them to machinery, chemicals, livestock and other hazards. Too often, children have access to the entire farm and view it as one big play space....

Be SAFE – Plan Ahead

Farming is one of the most dangerous industries in Canada. Pre-planning can prevent potential accidents and fatalities from happening. Safety is sometimes compromised in the farming industry because of repetition of tasks performed each day. Safety should never be...