Canadian Agricultural Safety Association

Ag Safety and Health October 26, 2016 Print Friendly and PDF

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(Source: Canadian Agricultural Safety Association)

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is a national nonprofit organization promoting farm safety in the agricultural sector. CASA’s vision is a country where no one is hurt farming, and CASA is working with partners in government and business and with farming organizations across the country to support initiatives that equip producers, their families, and their workers with the information and tools needed to make farms safe places to live, work, and play.

Click here to visit the CASA website and learn more about the following agricultural safety and health resources:

  • Safety Shop: A library of resources that includes articles, videos, presentations, and farm safety training kits
  • Canadian Injury Data: Studies that examine long-term trends in agricultural injuries in Canada
  • Farm Safety Grants: A listing of funding available for the development of tools and resources or training to help make communities safer (available to Canadian applicants only)

Canada FarmSafe Plan

Agriculture continues to rank as one of the most dangerous occupations. Farmers and ranchers may say that safety is important, but very few have gone through the process of developing a safety plan for their agricultural operations. The CASA has developed a program called Canada FarmSafe to help farmers manage safety and health activities on their operations. Click here to be directed to the FarmSafe page. From this page you can download the basic Canada FarmSafe Plan at no charge to help you start developing a safety plan. Canada FarmSafe provides instructions that will enable you to develop safety and health policies, identify and control hazards, communicate responsibilities, and review your plan.

 

Reviewed and Summarized by:
Glen G. Blahey, Canadian Agricultural Safety Association  GBlahey@casa-acsa.ca
Linda M. Fetzer, Pennsylvania State University – lmf8@psu.edu
Michelle French Lancaster, Canadian Agricultural Safety Association – mfrenchlancaster@casa.acsa.ca
Dennis J. Murphy, Pennsylvania State University – djm13@psu.edu
Aaron M. Yoder, University of Nebraska Medical Center - aaron.yoder@unmc.edu
 

 

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