CASA Welcomes New Chief Executive Officer

January 18, 2021 – Winnipeg, MB: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrea Lear as its new Chief Executive Officer. With a long history of not-for-profit experience, Andrea joins CASA after working as the Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association’s Executive Director. Andrea brings a wealth of knowledge from her years…

CASA’s Annual Conference Goes Virtual – Speaker Series Begins Oct 29th Copy

Winnipeg, MB, October 23, 2020: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) will hold its 25th annual conference, “Lead an AgSafe Canada”, virtually this year with its four-part speaker series kicking off on October 29th, continuing each Thursday through to November 19th. The sessions delve into a variety of topics ranging from on-farm safety culture and…

Training, Equipment, and Teamwork Combine to Save Youth Trapped in Corn

Byline: Robin Anderson for the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association Grain entrapment is a growing concern on farms and in grain handling facilities. Grain entrapment happens quickly and is often fatal. That’s where the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association’s (CASA) BeGrainSafe program comes in. BeGrainSafe works to save lives through awareness and training. On November 4, 2019,…

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association Welcomes 2019-2020 Board of Directors

October 29, 2019, Québec City, Québec – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) welcomes one new board member for 2019-2020. Thea Green, Program Manager for Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP), was elected by CASA’s membership to the seven-person Board of Directors. Green is responsible for KAP’s Farm Safety Program, Manitoba’s Young Farmer program, the Environmental Farm…

Safety Day Events Continue to Build Safety in Rural Communities

Applications due July 15, 2019 for 2020 Safety Day Events June 20, 2019, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Over 15,000 children, adults and volunteers took part in 67 Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® events in Canada in 2018. Since 2002, CASA has been working with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation to support farm safety education for rural Canadian youth…

Underground Utility Safety Module

TC Energy’s Youth Energy Safe school kits were developed over three years of research and collaboration with teachers and students. The kits help educate youth by providing underground utility safety information using unique classroom components specific to either children or teens. (Note: Requests for this kit can be made through CASA or through TC Energy.)

Bullex Digital Fire Simulator

Set the LED monitor on digital burn and douse the flames with a laser extinguisher. It’s a safe and clean indoor fire safety experience – with very realistic sound effects.

Mass Force Demonstration

Use this ingenious display of curved wood and marbles to demonstrate what happens when a large mass such as a bull and a small mass such as a child collide.

CASA Welcomes Safety Partner FMC Canada

Sponsorship Supports CASA’s BeGrainSafe Program June 6, Winnipeg, MB –The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce that FMC Canada has committed $37,000 to the BeGrainSafe Program. CASA’s BeGrainSafe program, now in its third year, delivers grain safety awareness, firefighter rescue training and on-site workplace training. BeGrainSafe has three major components: a website,…

Agricultural Runovers in Canada: Overview

Updated July 2008 Agricultural equipment runovers are second only to machine rollovers as a cause of death on Canadian farms and ranches. They are the fourth most frequent reason people are hospitalized for machine-related agricultural injuries. Between 1990 and 2004, 313 people were killed in agricultural runovers. From April 1990 to March 2000 there were…

Agricultural Runovers in Canada: Overview

Updated July 2008 Agricultural equipment runovers are second only to machine rollovers as a cause of death on Canadian farms and ranches. They are the fourth most frequent reason people are hospitalized for machine-related agricultural injuries. Between 1990 and 2004, 313 people were killed in agricultural runovers. From April 1990 to March 2000 there were…

Agricultural Injuries in Canadian Children: Overview

Updated July 2008 Between 1990 and 2004, 209 children under fifteen years old were killed in agricultural injury events. From April 1990 to March 2000 an additional 1,886 children were hospitalized for treatment of agricultural injuries. Agricultural injuries in children comprised 12.5% of all agricultural fatalities and 12.7% of all hospitalizations for agricultural injuries. 74.2%…