August 16, 2021 – Winnipeg MB: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association is pleased to announce the first annual BeGrainSafe Week will take place August 16-23, 2021.
CASA’s grain safety program, BeGrainSafe, works to raise awareness on the dangers associated with grain. In support of the inaugural BeGrainSafe week, CASA has developed resources, social media posts, public service announcements and safety advice articles with tips and information on how to be safe around grain.
“The BeGrainSafe program focuses on both training and prevention. With the first-ever BeGrainSafe Week, CASA is encouraging all farmers, farm workers, farm families and farming communities to take care around grain,” says Andrea Lear, CASA’s Chief Executive Officer. “BeGrainSafe Week is a great way to boost the prevention message.”
According to Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting data, there were 36 asphyxiation-related fatalities on farms in Canada between 2006-2015.
“We know grain engulfments usually result in the loss of life,” says Lear. “That’s why getting information on how to prevent these entrapments is so important.”
The BeGrainSafe campaign webpage includes resources for both the general public and media. All resources, stories and infographics are available to print, share and use to raise awareness about grain safety.
For more information, resources and more, visit casa-acsa.ca/begrainsafe.
About the BeGrainSafe Program
The BeGrainSafe Program is an initiative of the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association and is supported by sponsors and donors including the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal, provincial and territorial initiative, G3, FMC, Corteva AgriScience, CN, Canadian Canola Growers Association, Alberta Wheat Commission, Manitoba Canola Growers Association, Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission, Alberta Canola Producers Commission, Viterra, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission, Farm Credit Canada and GSI. For more information about BeGrainSafe, visit casa-acsa.ca/begrainsafe.
The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and safety of farmers, their families and agricultural workers. CASA is funded in part through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal, provincial and territorial initiative and receives additional support from the agricultural and corporate sectors. For more information, visit www.casa-acsa.ca, find us on Facebook or LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter @planfarmsafety.
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