Health and Safety

Published on Wed, 02/10/2010 by Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, March 14-20, 2010

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, March 14-20, 2010

Dear Editors and Publishers,

“Plan – Farm – Safety!” is the theme of this year’s Canadian Agricultural Safety campaign. This is the first in a 3 year theme which will promote "Plan" (1st yr.) - inspections, safety audits and planning for safety; "Farm" (2nd yr.) - implementation, documentation and training; and "Safety" (3rd yr.) - assessment, improvement and further development of safety systems. The yearlong campaign will be launched with Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW), from March 14 to 20, 2010.

Published on Fri, 01/29/2010 by Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Farm safety is essential to a farm business plan

Farm safety is essential to a farm business plan

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, March 14 – 20, 2010

Ottawa– “A farm safety plan is an important part of a well developed farm business plan,” says Greg Stewart, FCC President and CEO. “Planning, protecting and investing in your health and safety and the safety of your employees is always a sound business decision.”

Published on Thu, 01/28/2010 by Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Media Kit Evaluation Form

Media Kit Evaluation Form

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, March 14-20, 2010
Campaign theme, “Plan • Farm • Safety”

 

We are always trying to improve our delivery of information to you. Please take a few minutes to fill out this evaluation sheet and fax it back to us at (613) 236-5749. Thank you.

For more information call:
Theresa Whalen, CFA Farm Safety Consultant
Tel: (613) 822-0016 E-mail: farmsafety@cfafca.ca

Published on Thu, 01/28/2010 by Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Key Contacts for Media

Key Contacts for Media

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Canadian Agricultural Safety Association
c/o Diane Wreford, Director of Communications and Development
3325 C Pembina Hwy., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3V 0A2
Tel: (204) 261-4948 Fax: (204) 261-5004 E-mail: dwreford@casa-acsa.ca www.casa-acsa.ca

Published on Thu, 01/28/2010 by Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Canadian Farm Safety and Agricultural Resources

Canadian Farm Safety and Agricultural Resources

(Please also refer to the “Key Contacts for Media” sheet.)

Published on Thu, 01/28/2010 by Canadian Federation of Agriculture

FACT SHEET #9: Farm safety audits made easy

FACT SHEET #9: Farm safety audits made easy

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Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, March 14 – 20, 2010

Farm safety audits need not be a daunting task. For many, the hard part seems to be actually getting started. However everyone benefits from a farm safety audit by having a safer home and workplace – and it is easier than you think!

Published on Thu, 01/28/2010 by Canadian Federation of Agriculture

FACT SHEET #8: Invest in safety – invest in ROPS

FACT SHEET #8: Invest in safety – invest in ROPS

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Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, March 14 – 20, 2010

Machinery incidents remain the leading cause of death and injury on Canadian farms. Tractor rollovers cause one in five work-related farm fatalities reports a study by the Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting program (CAIR).

On average, 115 people are killed and at least 1,500 are hospitalized for farm-related incidents in Canada each year according to CAIR. In 2006 alone a total of 13,801 Canadian farms reported one or more medically treated or lost time injuries, says Statistics Canada.

Published on Thu, 01/28/2010 by Canadian Federation of Agriculture

FACT SHEET #7: Certified Safe Farms are coming

FACT SHEET #7: Certified Safe Farms are coming

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Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, March 14 – 20, 2010

If you had some sort of financial incentive would you work toward certifying your farm as safe? Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan may have a deal for you.

Published on Thu, 01/28/2010 by Canadian Federation of Agriculture

FACT SHEET #6: Think S.A.F.E. – be safe

FACT SHEET #6: Think S.A.F.E. – be safe

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Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, March 14 – 20, 2010

It has often been said that, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Nowhere is this truer than in agriculture, where machinery or unpredictable livestock can take or devastate a life in an instant.

Published on Thu, 01/28/2010 by Canadian Federation of Agriculture

FACT SHEET #5: Down time = losses

FACT SHEET #5: Down time = losses

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Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, March 14 – 20, 2010

The bottom line for any business is profitability. An important part of maximizing profits is minimizing losses – and that includes losses due to injury, illness, or death of the farmer, farm family, or farm workers.

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