It seems that when the spring hits each year, images start showing up on social media asking if a newly discovered arachnid might be a tick. While ticks have been a common sight in Ontario and Manitoba for a while now, they seem to be venturing further west as they travel on migratory birds. Along… 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

Agriculture is one of the most hazardous industries, with heavy machinery often being the culprit behind farm-related injuries and fatalities. Collisions and roll-overs are a major concern, but so too are machine entanglements. In this episode of the Farm Safety Roundup, host Shaun Haney is joined by Michael Wilson, a senior health and safety consultant… 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

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

G3 is helping train and equip rural Ontario fire departments for grain entrapment rescues through sponsorship of the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) BeGrainSafe program This month, G3 is funding training and donating specialized grain rescue equipment to the Georgina Fire and Rescue Service. Georgina is one of many southern Ontario farming communities served by G3’s… Read More

Medicine Hat, Alta.-based Helicopter Air Lift Operation (HALO) will be offered guaranteed funding and a contract with Alberta Health Services, moving from a fee-for-service model. HALO will get more than $1 million in annual funding. Fort McMurray, Alta-based Helicopter Emergency Rescue Operation (HERO), although already in receipt of provincial funding, will double its current annual… Read More

As part of Ontario’s reopening plan, farms and agriculture businesses with one employee or more are required to have COVID-19 safety protocols in place. Dean Anderson, strategic advisor, agricultural initiatives with Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS), says that many farms, ag businesses, and processors are not aware of the change. But, all it… Read More

It’s hot and it’s excessively dry. Every year we seem to have this conversation about fire safety at harvest, but I think this year especially, it’s crucial that we are having the discussion. I am no expert at this topic, however, a recent grass fire half a mile from my house — that got lucky… Read More

Back in March of this year, HALO Air Ambulance launched its inaugural lottery called the Cattle er’ Cash lottery. The first lottery was a success, selling out in just 36 days. HALO decided to accelerate the draw dates and awarded the grand prize of 20 Highline Angus bred heifers or $50,000 in cash, six months… Read More

 

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