Category: Farm Safety

Keeping baby safe: Tips for farming with kids under 2

The joy of farming includes working from home — it’s a short commute, sometimes there’s a hot, mid-day meal (inexplicably referred to as dinner by many), and you get the chance to work with family, including many days being “bring your kids to work day.” The trouble is, farms are also work sites, and dangerous… Read more »

Five lessons learned in 70 hours without power

On Friday night, the wind howled across much of Ontario, reaching speeds over 100 km/h. While it could have been much worse, the aftermath was pretty awful — thousands were left without power as power poles snapped and trees downed lines over a huge area of the province. Our farm was one of those whose… Read more »

This year’s Ag Safety Week focused on senior safety

Is your farm family ag safe? It’s Canadian Ag Safety Week, and the Canadian Agriculture Safety Association has once again teamed up with the Canadian Federation of Agriculture for the third year of its three-year campaign helping families farm safe. Each of the three years focused on a different generation of the family farm. This… Read more »

Farm safety has everything to do with being brave enough

You’ve likely done some tasks on the farm so many times you could do them in your sleep, and maybe even have when the days get too long. There are jobs on the farm that are inherently risky, too, but if you’ve done them enough times, you don’t need to worry about the hazards, right?… Read more »

Whoa, there: Speedy tractors, signage, and brake requirements

Here’s a fun debate topic: if your tractor is capable of traveling at over 40 km/h, is it still a slow moving vehicle (SMV)? It sure isn’t, and if you’re traveling above 40 km/h and displaying a SMV sign, you’re actually breaking the law. Last month at FarmSmart, RealAgriculture’s own Peter Johnson was on-hand for… Read more »