It only takes a split second of inattention, spurred by rushing or fatigue, for a near-miss to become a life-altering event. If that sounds dramatic, so be it. I’m not sure I’ve ever spoken to someone who has been in a farm accident who said they saw it coming. Too often we think we’re fast… Read More

Farms are workplaces where interaction with several classes of chemicals is inevitable. Chemicals can enter the body in different ways: through inhalation, absorption, ingestion and injection, so it’s important for farmers and farm workers to understand the risk associated with each type of chemical and how to avoid exposure whenever possible. For this episode of… Read More

Farm kids are the next generation of farmers and it’s up to the current generation to keep them safe. This week, May 13 to 19, 2024, marks the first-ever Kids FarmSafe week hosted by the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) with presenting sponsor BASF Canada. Robin Anderson, director of programs and communications for CASA, says… Read More

With a spring fire season that has fired up early and hot in Western Canada, there is no time like today to start working on a fire prevention plan. With most producers out in the field seeding, the risk of wildfires starting is high. In this interview, Kaia Fossheim of AgSafe Alberta reviews on-farm fire… Read More

As Canadian Agricultural Safety Week concludes, the conversation around farm safety continues to be paramount. In this episode of the Farm Safety Roundup, hosted by Shaun Haney of RealAgriculture, Ryan Dick of Workplace Safety and Prevention Services sheds light on the crucial role of safety in agriculture. With a dual perspective as both a Health… Read More

Agriculture, with its demanding nature, often requires individuals to be physically and mentally prepared for challenging situations. Farmers spend most of their days tending to crops or livestock, but don’t always commit time to caring for their own well-being. In this episode of the Farm Safety Roundup, Shaun Haney covers this critical topic in conversation… Read More

Farm safety isn’t just about responding to emergencies; it’s about developing proactive, preventative measures and a robust plan for everyday occurrences. In this episode of the Farm Safety Roundup, Shaun Haney is joined by Workplace Safety & Prevention Services Health & Safety consultant Ryan Dick to shed light on critical steps to developing an effective… Read More

RCMP in western Manitoba are investigating a fatal combine rollover. Police say they received a report of a combine harvester having rolled over into a slough located off of Provincial Road 592 in the RM of Riding Mountain West in the late afternoon on November 3rd. Investigators say a 55-year-old male, from Roblin, Man., was… Read More

In farming, there are plenty of easily identifiable hazards: running PTOs, heavy equipment, an ornery cow. But some very deadly risks are invisible, as is the case with hazardous atmospheres — such as carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulphide, and methane. In some situations, just one breath is enough to render someone unconscious, leaving them dependent on… Read More

The Farm Safety Roundup is a new podcast series designed to promote health and safety culture to farmers, their families, and their workforce by advancing the conversation on prevention as a powerful tool. In this series, you’ll learn strategies to prevent illness and injury, as well as be connected to resources to keep workers safe…. Read More

Reports of at least one hay shed fire in Ontario this week should serve as an alert to other farmers who took advantage of the dry, hot week in late May to put up dry hay. As Christine O’Reilly, Ontario’s forage and grazing specialist, tweeted out on June 5, hay that was put up “dry”… Read More

The BASF Safety Scouts program is returning for its third year in 2023. The program is designed to help farms be safer and healthier places for all to live, work, and play. Launched in 2021, the BASF Safety Scouts program has reached over 600 Canadian communities, with families from nine provinces registering for the kits…. Read More

 

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