The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is officially launching BeGrainSafe, its new grain safety program. The official launch of the program will be at Manitoba Ag Days in Brandon this week from January 17 to 19, 2017.
“Ag Days has time and again shown commitment to farm safety. This launch gives CASA the opportunity to showcase the program to farmers, their families and the generous sponsors that have made BeGrainSafe a reality,” says Marcel Hacault, CASA’s executive director.
The BeGrainSafe program, the first of its kind in Canada, will work to bring rescue training to first responders, educate the public about the dangers of moving grain and will be used to provide in-depth prevention and emergency plan training to workplaces.
The BeGrainSafe program includes four educational components:
- A mobile grain safety demonstration and training unit
- An interactive trade show display
- Table top youth displays for youth ages 8 to 12
- A BeGrainSafe website
While the mobile demonstration unit that CASA will be using in Brandon has been brought in from the United States, a Canadian version will be on the road across the Canadian Prairies in the spring.
The BeGrainSafe Program is an initiative of the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association and is supported by several sponsors and donors including Real Agriculture (donate here!)
Several BeGrainSafe events are scheduled for 2017 including FarmTech in Edmonton, Alberta from January 31 to February 2 and Crop Connect in Winnipeg February 14 and 15.
For more information about the BeGrainSafe program, visit casa-acsa.ca/BeGrainSafe.