Health and Safety

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.

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

FACT SHEET #4: Let children play, grow and farm safely

FACT SHEET #4: Let children play, grow and farm safely

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Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, March 14 – 20, 2010

Growing up on a farm can be a wonderful experience for children, however without proper supervision it can result in tragedy.

Between 1990 and 2004, 209 children under fifteen years old were killed on Canadian farms; and from 1990 to 2000 an additional 1,886 children were hospitalized for farm-related injuries reports the Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting program (CAIR).

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

FACT SHEET #3: Be safe! Don’t pay the price!

FACT SHEET #3: Be safe! Don’t pay the price!

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Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, March 14 – 20, 2010

Insurance may offer you $10,000 for a leg, $6,000 for an arm, but fingers only net about $900. What dollar value would assign to your body? How about your life? And what would the real costs of injury or death mean to you, your family and your business?

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

FACT SHEET #2: Let safety be a factor in hiring

FACT SHEET #2: Let safety be a factor in hiring

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Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, March 14 – 20, 2010

An important part of effective farm management is hiring and keeping quality farm labour, often in competition with non-farm employers for skilled workers. There are a number of things that should be considered in the hiring process to help ensure that you hire the right person.

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

FACT SHEET #1: PEI a model for Farm Safety Code of Practice

FACT SHEET #1: PEI a model for Farm Safety Code of Practice

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Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, March 14 – 20, 2010

In February 2006, Prince Edward Island released its Farm Safety Code of Practice – a first for Canada and a model for the other provinces. The need for a Farm Safety Code of Practice stems from agriculture’s continued ranking as one of the most dangerous occupations in Canada.

Published on Wed, 01/20/2010 by Public Health Agency of Canada

Going for Healthy Living Gold – Get Inspired by the 2010 Winter Games

Going for Healthy Living Gold – Get Inspired by the 2010 Winter Games

By Dr. David Butler-Jones MD, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada

With the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver just a matter of weeks away, many of us are already planning our television-viewing schedules to ensure we don’t miss any of our favourite events or athletes. Yet, while our athletes are striving to reach gold, the majority of Canadians are not active enough for good health. With obesity rates at an all-time high, the importance of daily physical activity and healthy eating cannot be stressed enough.

Published on Thu, 12/24/2009 by Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Media Advisory from the Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Media Advisory from the Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Dear Editors and Publishers,

“Personal protective equipment (PPE) only works if you use it!” is the theme of this year’s Canadian Agricultural Safety campaign with a focus on the use, fit and access of personal protective equipment in agriculture. The year-long campaign was launched with Canadian Agricultural Safety Week last March.

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