Health and Safety

Published on Thu, 09/20/2018 by Operation Lifesaver Canada

Help #STOPTrackTragedies in your community this Rail Safety Week

Help #STOPTrackTragedies in your community this Rail Safety Week

By Sarah Mayes
Operation Lifesaver Canada and U.S.-based Operation Lifesaver, Inc. are joining forces to launch a new North American campaign this Rail Safety Week, September 23-29, 2018, called #STOPTrackTragedies.

For most of us, buckling up when driving and using sidewalks instead of walking down the centre of a road are automatic safety habits. But did you know there is another real – and potentially life-threatening – hazard to drivers and pedestrians? I’m talking about the danger we don’t often consider: driving or walking near train tracks. 

Published on Mon, 07/09/2018 by Discover Boating

Your Brain on a Boat: Research Says Boating Improves Creativity, Emotional Health, Relaxation

Your Brain on a Boat: Research Says Boating Improves Creativity, Emotional Health, Relaxation

TORONTO, July 9, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ - According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada, an estimated 12.4 million Canadians enjoy our vast landscape of rivers, lakes and oceans each year — and for good reason. Recent research shows people experience emotional, behavioural and psychological benefits of being near, in, on or under water, and while participating in activities such as boating.  One of the leading researchers on the health benefits of the water is Dr. Wallace J.

Published on Mon, 06/25/2018 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Look out for and report Giant hogweed: Nature Conservancy of Canada raises awareness about dangerous plant

Look out for and report Giant hogweed: Nature Conservancy of Canada raises awareness about dangerous plant

While summer is arriving, another sign of better weather brings a troublesome and dangerous plant called giant hogweed.

Giant hogweed is one of Canada’s most dangerous plants as it poses a real human health concern.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is urging people across the country to document sightings of the towering green plant. Giant hogweed is one of Canada’s most dangerous plants as it poses a real human health concern.

Published on Thu, 06/21/2018 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

CASA Celebrates 16 Years of Keeping Rural Youth Safe with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation

CASA Celebrates 16 Years of Keeping Rural Youth Safe with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation

Winnipeg, MB, June 21, 2018: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to celebrate its 16th year of partnership with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation (PAF) supporting rural youth health and safety through Progressive Agriculture Safety Days®.

Published on Thu, 05/03/2018 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

CASA Celebrates Media Partnership Promoting Back to Ag and Safety Days

CASA Celebrates Media Partnership Promoting Back to Ag and Safety Days

May 3, 2018, Winnipeg, Manitoba: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to celebrate its partnership with Glacier FarmMedia and its publications Alberta Farmer Express, Manitoba Co-operator, Grainews and Le Bulletin des agriculteurs.

2018 marks the third year that Glacier FarmMedia has supported CASA initiatives as a media sponsor, advertising and celebrating both the Back to Ag Program and Progressive Agriculture Safety Days®.

Published on Fri, 04/13/2018 by Threads of Life

SPI Health and Safety and Threads of Life launch new partnership for Steps for Life

SPI Health and Safety and Threads of Life launch new partnership for Steps for Life

A new partnership between SPI Health and Safety and Threads of Life will help bring healing to families struggling with the effects of workplace tragedy, and help to build safer workplaces right across the country.

Published on Tue, 03/06/2018 by BASF Canada

Sclerotinia management still important in dry conditions

Sclerotinia management still important in dry conditions

The 2016 season broke all records for Sclerotinia across the Prairies, with provincial disease surveys claiming that prevalence was at 93 percent in Manitoba, 92 percent in Saskatchewan, and 80 percent in Alberta. The heavy disease pressure felt then is still an issue for canola growers today.

Despite 2017 being a dry year, Sclerotinia was observed in 51.3 percent of canola surveyed in Saskatchewan, according to the 2017 Canola Disease Survey conducted by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture.

Published on Tue, 02/20/2018 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Celebrate Canadian Agricultural Safety Week by Supporting Seniors

Celebrate Canadian Agricultural Safety Week by Supporting Seniors

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2018 runs from March 11-17.

This is the last year of the Be an AgSafe Family CASW campaign that focused on children (2016), adults (2017) and now in 2018, seniors.

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(CommunityWire - February 20, 2018) - This March, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) and presenting sponsor Farm Credit Canada (FCC) are encouraging all Canadians to be part of the AgSafe Family this Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW).

Published on Wed, 09/27/2017 by BASF Canada

BASF gives competitive edge to Canadian growers with increased inoculant production

BASF gives competitive edge to Canadian growers with increased inoculant production

In late August, BASF announced the expansion of its Saskatoon manufacturing facility for biological inoculants.

“BASF remains committed to the growth of the Canadian pulse market and helping Canadian growers be successful. This announcement is a testament to that commitment.”
- Mike Schaad, Marketing Manager for Functional Crop Care, BASF

With a reported $10 million CAD investment into the expansion project, BASF is demonstrating industry leadership by responding to an increased grower demand for inoculants in Canada.

Over the past several years, pulse acres in Western Canada have expanded dramatically, specifically in lentil and pea acres. Growers need innovative solutions to provide the nitrogen lentils and peas require for the production of a high-yielding crop.

Published on Thu, 09/07/2017 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Farm Safety Conference to Focus on New and Emerging Agricultural Trends

Farm Safety Conference to Focus on New and Emerging Agricultural Trends

CASA’s Annual Conference to be Held October 3-5 in Edmonton, AB

If you work with farmers, are employed in safety services or just want the inside track on farm health and safety trends, this conference is for you.

Winnipeg, MB — The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) will hold its 23rd annual conference “Agsafety— Make it a Record Year!” and annual general meeting in Edmonton, Alberta, from October 3 – 5, 2017.

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