M this Canadian Ag Safety Week
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.