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supporting seniors

Rail Safety Tips
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The 5 Golden Rules of Safe Use of Crop Protection
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NEW Supporting Resources!Dress for Success 2018
Visit The Dress for Success Video: Created in collaboration with Syngenta, focuses on the basics behind using personal protective equipment (PPE) when handling crop protection products.

How to Support Seniors
For the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association By Heather Watson, Executive Director, Farm Management Canada With contributions from Elaine Froese, Farm Family Coach

Conducting a Job Safety Analysis
A Job Safety Analysis is a tool that you can use to create a safer working environment.

appealing to adults

Create a General Policy Statement
Developing and Communicationg a General Policy Statement on Health and Safety for your farm is the first step in creating and implementing a farm safety plan.

Download the template and declare your commitment to your farm, your family and yourself.

Rail Safety Infographic
The railways that crisscross Canada are vital links from farm to table. According to CN, over 20 million tonnes of Canadian grain is moved annually with this export capacity growing yearly. Rail is essential to getting your grain to where it needs to go. As crucial as rail is to your operation, so is being safe where field and farm yard access roads cross train tracks.

Related: Field to Field – Yield to Trains

women in agriculture

Women in Agriculture – Understanding Stress
According to a 2005 report, almost two-thirds of Canadian farmers are feeling stressed on their farms. One in five farmers describe themselves as being “very stressed” while almost half (45%) describe themselves as being “somewhat stressed”. Stress is all around us, understanding it and managing it are essential in having healthy minds and bodies.

The Women in Agriculture series is a part of Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2017.

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association would like to thank Manitoba Farm,Rural & Northern Support Services. This resource was adapted in part from “Sleepless in Manitoba.” For more information visit ruralsupport.ca.

Women in Agriculture – Personal Protective Equipment
Personal Protective Equipment or PPE, is considered essential on most farms. However, PPE should be considered the last line of defense against hazards. Controlling a hazard at its source should be the first choice of protection because this method will eliminate it from the workplace altogether. When elimination is not possible, try substitution of the material with non-hazardous ones, isolation of hazards, addition of safety features to existing equipment, redesign of the work processes, or purchase new equipment. When the hazard cannot be removed or controlled adequately, personal protective equipment is the last line of defence if the work process is to continue.Personal Protective Equipment

ag safety week webinars

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2017 Webinars
Developing Your FarmSafe Plan: The Economic Burden of an Incident

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2017 Webinars
Developing Your FarmSafe Plan: Heath and Safety 101

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2017 Webinars
Developing Your FarmSafe Plan : What is a Health and Safety Plan

BASF managing safety

toolbox talks - appealing to adults - 2017

Take four minutes and watch this video for Brad Hulsholf’s Story
Farming often starts as a family business, and involves working with friends, neighbours and loved ones every day. BASF is committed to working with the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) to help growers be aware of the potential dangers of farming, and ensure that safe practices remain top of mind. Listen to the Hulshof family tell their story and share what safety means to them.

Toolbox Talks are brief, informal talks or meetings about specific topics relevant to agriculture and how to undertake these various tasks safely and properly. These talks typically involve a two to five minute, interactive discussion on something safety-related and can be conducted at the beginning of each day or prior to a specific farm task in order to remind workers about the importance of safe work methods or procedures.

Talk leaders are offered brief instructions on how to conduct the Toolbox Talk discussion and are encouraged to print a copy for each participant so they can follow along and then have the sheet for future reference. When the Toolbox Talk has been completed, there is an area on the sheet to be filled-in with the operation’s name, location and the date along with participant signatures. The sheet can then be filed with other safety records as needed.

keeping kids safe

Creating Safe Play Areas on Farms
Do you want to create a safe corral for children on the farm? Some place where they can run hog wild, and stay out of the busy farm yard or fields? You are in luck. Creating Safe Play Areas on Farms will provide the AgSafe Family with an overview of the nuts and bolts of building a safe space, (even for the most rambunctious child). Presented with special permission from the National Children’s Centre for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety.

Sign a Safety Contract
Want your child to keep safety in mind when doing farm chores? Get them to sign on the dotted line!

A farm safety contract is a great way to instill the importance of safety between a parent and child. Just print out this contract, write down all the safety rules kids should follow to be safe on the farm, and sign it together.

It is a positive commitment both parties are sure to remember long after the ink dries.

North American Guidelines for Children’s Agricultural Tasks
Want to know when a child is ready for a particular farm task? Take the guess work out of the equation with the North American Guidelines for Children’s Agricultural Tasks (NAGCAT). The following ten NAGCATS provide parents, caregivers and others with a clear and straightforward decision-making framework for 10 of the tasks most frequently associated with injuries to children.

These guidelines are intended for children and youth between the ages of seven to 16 who live or work on farms and ranches across North America. These guidelines are based on childhood development, agricultural practices, principles of childhood injury, and agricultural safety.

Safe & Strong Farms: Be an AgSafe Family