Winnipeg, MB, October 26, 2022 – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) welcomes two new board members for 2022-2023.

Bruce James, Chief Engineer, Product Safety and Compliance with AGI and Jonathan Giret, owner/operator with Elite Agri Solutions were elected by CASA’s membership to the seven-person Board of Directors.

Mr. James has worked for AGI for more than 20 years and the past 11 years in product safety, developing safety information, processes, policies, and guidelines that promote safe design and safe use of agricultural equipment.

Mr. Giret, a farmer and entrepreneur, has been the primary H&S trainer at Elite Agri Solutions since it was founded in 2017. In this capacity Mr. Giret has trained hundreds of farm and construction workers in health and safety awareness training.

Dan Trottier (Tatonga Inc.) remains in the position of Chair for the 2022-2023 year. Wendy Bennett (AgSafe BC), the position of Vice-Chair and Dean Anderson (Workplace Safety & Prevention Services) continues as Treasurer. Rounding out the executive is Peter Sykanda (Ontario Federation of Agriculture) as Secretary.

Carolyn Van Den Heuvel (Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture) completes the Board of Directors.

“I am excited and look forward to working with the incoming Board of Directors as we navigate the future of CASA,” says Dan Trottier. “Our diversity will prove useful as we examine safety and health directives from a sustainability perspective providing value to all levels of the Canadian Agricultural community.”

CASA’s Board of Directors would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to outgoing board members Karl Klotzbach (CNH Industrial America) and Thea Green for their years of service and dedication to CASA.

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.  -30- Robin Anderson Communications Coordinator CASA/ACSA 877-452-2272 / randerson@casa-acsa.ca