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

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

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

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

 

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