Canola grower groups from the three prairie provinces are partnering with the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association to raise awareness about the risks of grain entrapment.
SaskCanola, the Manitoba Canola Growers Association and the Alberta Canola Producers Commission have agreed to each contribute $30,000 over three years to build mobile grain entrapment demonstration units for each province.
“We are incredibly grateful to have these three canola producer organizations as our founding partners of this new program,” said Marcel Hacault, executive director of CASA, in a news release. “This grassroots support means that we have a solid start to this new and vital program.”
CASA plans to build three cart units for training first responders in rescue techniques, training farm workers and for demonstrations at fairs and tradeshows.
“The next step is to secure funding to build enough units to serve all of Canada’s agricultural community,” says Hacault.
“Projects like the mobile grain entrapment demonstration unit are important to our organization and our industry,” says Jack Froese of MCGA. “They provide opportunities for agricultural workers, farmers and farm families across the prairies to learn about the importance of grain safety and spread awareness of the dangers of grain entrapment.”
For more information on the mobile grain entrapment demonstration unit program, you can contact CASA at 877-452-2272 or at [email protected].