M this Cana­dian Ag Safety Week

Safety As­so­ci­a­tion

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Canada also suf­fers when a farmer is lost due to an agri­cul­ture-re­lated in­jury. Agri­cul­ture is a ma­jor driver in the Cana­dian econ­omy. Ac­cord­ing to Agri­cul­ture and Agri-Food Canada, in 2013 the Cana­dian agri­cul­ture and agri-food sys­tem gen­er­ated

106.9 bil­lion. Thriv­ing, safe and healthy Cana­dian farms are a vi­tal part of these ex­ports. So what can we do? There is great news! Un­in­ten­tional agri­cul­ture-re­lated farm fa­tal­i­ties are pre­ventable. This CASW, make a com­mit­ment to your farm, your fam­ily and your­self. Start by de­vel­op­ing a gen­eral pol­icy for safety and health on your farm. De­cide what your health and safety phi­los­o­phy is. Talk about what the ob­jec­tives are for keep­ing your farm safe. Share your com­mit­ment to pre­vent­ing in­jury and ill­ness. This is this first step in de­vel­op­ing an over­all farm safety and health plan for your op­er­a­tion. Visit agsafe­ty­week.ca and check out the re­sources. You’ll find a tem­plate to de­velop your very own gen­eral pol­icy state­ment, tool­box talks and more. This Cana­dian Ag Safety Week, make a com­mit­ment to keep your farm a safe place to live, work and visit.

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