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Canadian Agriculture Safety Week
March 11, 2018 - March 17, 2018
Canadian Agriculture Safety Week (CASW) takes place from March 11 to 17, 2018. This annual awareness initiative aims to inform the public of the importance of farm and agriculture safety. This third and final year of the Canadian Agriculture Safety Association’s (CASA) Be An AgSafe Family campaign focuses on the safety and wellbeing of senior farmers. Last year’s (2017) focus , in conjunction with Canadian Agriculture Safety Week, was on adult farm safety and 2016’s focus was on children/youth farm safety.
“Everyone has a role on the farm,” says Canadian Agriculture Safety Week executive director Marcel Hacault. “The AgSafe family is a team, and everyone can contribute in a safe and productive way.”
Be An AgSafe Family is a three-year farm safety campaign that strives to empower agriculture producer families by providing them the information and resources they require to help keep children, youth, adults and seniors safe on the farm or ranch while preserving the essence of farm life. “You can farm, and be safe too!”
In partnership with the national and provincial government, CASW, CASA and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) encourage farm families and agriculture producers to have conversations about safety.
The Job Safety Skills Society is passionate about keeping our youth and communities safe and healthy by providing cost-free accredited safety training to students in grades 9 through 12. One of the core courses of our JobSafe Program is AGR 3000 – Agriculture Safety. Educating youth on the fundamental principles and practices of safety in agriculture environments, AGR 3000 provides comprehensive coverage of everything from identifying and assessing hazards; fire, electrical and ladder safety; working within confined spaces; common safety systems such as WHIMIS and PPE; ergonomics in agriculture workplaces; emergency response planning and more.
This year, in honour of Canadian Agriculture Safety Week, encourage others to start the conversation about farm safety!