Farm safety — whether it’s a grain farm, a livestock operation, a combination of the two, or any other type of ag-related operation — deserves the time to develop a safety plan.
Robert Gobeil, ag health and safety expert with CASA, joins guest host Lyndsey Smith for today’s RealAg LIVE!
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- Lyndsey recites a limerick
- What’s Ag Safety Week all about?
- This year’s theme is “Lead an ag safe Canada”
- Throughout the pandemic, CASA has created some resources for the ag sectoe
- “How do we stay safe around cattle, equipment, and now each other?”
- Injury prevention is always a priority for CASA
- New “inflow” graphics. If a flow chart and an infographic had a baby…
- How much time should farms invest in developing their own safety plan?
- We all want to go home the same way we arrived
- Falling, grain entrapment, moving or riding on equipment, being around livestock. Each operation is unique and will require different safety measures.
- Where do you start?
- Keeping kids safe on the farm, has there been an increase in inquiries, especially with kids being home due to the pandemic?
- Ok, now what about the oldest generation on the farm? It’s a tough conversation, but it has to be had.
- If an older family member still wants to contribute, what tasks should they do?
- Benefit during the pandemic? CASA has noticed far more attention put on safety
- Would you let a kid run amok around a construction site? Probably not.
- Safety culture, are we where we should be? We’re working towards higher standards of safety in ag
- How important is it for parents or the older generation to follow the rules and not just say the rules?
- Kids are curious and if they get the right message, they can positively enforce that message for the previous generation too
- Hopefully it doesn’t take a close call, or worse, for people to be more safe around the farm