Health and Safety

Published on Fri, 01/23/2009 by Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

One day, around the world, to end MS.

One day, around the world, to end MS.

FEBRUARY 2009 -- It's a party with a purpose and folks across the country are busy planning gatherings and dreaming up party themes in preparation for the MS Global Dinner Party on Saturday, February 28. They'll be joined by others around the world hosting parties in support of research to end multiple sclerosis.

Published on Thu, 01/22/2009 by War Amps

Key tags will be mailed in B.C. starting February 2nd

Key tags will be mailed in B.C. starting February 2nd

WAR AMPS 2009 KEY TAGS TELL STORY BEHIND THE LOGO

B.C., February 2, 2009 – When British Columbia residents receive their 2009 War Amps key tags starting this week, they will also learn the story behind the logo of the Association's Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program.

With the National War Memorial as the background, the logo depicts an amputee veteran flanked by amputee children. This tells the story of CHAMP, a program which provides artificial limbs, recreational devices and annual seminars that inform parents and allow amputee children to bond with each other.

Published on Wed, 01/21/2009 by Bloorview Kids Rehab

New savings plan targets families of children with disabilities

New savings plan targets families of children with disabilities

By Louise Kinross

Canada's new Registered Disability Savings Plan is a tax-free vehicle to help parents save for the long-term needs of children with severe disabilities.

The deadline for setting up a 2008 plan – which was announced by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty at Bloorview Kids Rehab in Toronto in December – has been extended to March 2, 2009.

Published on Thu, 01/15/2009 by Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Farm safety: PPE only works if you use it!

Farm safety: PPE only works if you use it!

Ottawa– "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 (PPE) in agriculture. The yearlong campaign will be launched with Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW), from March 11 to 17, 2009. The campaign is delivered by the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) and Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) in partnership with Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).

Published on Thu, 01/15/2009 by Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Fact Sheet #1: Now hear this...

Fact Sheet #1: Now hear this...

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The traditional picture of a farm as a serene and quiet workplace couldn't be farther from the truth. Machinery, motors, and even sounds made by animals, sometimes creates a noisy and often hazardous environment.

Published on Thu, 01/15/2009 by Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Fact Sheet # 3: Skid lids save lives

Fact Sheet # 3: Skid lids save lives

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The vision of a farmer wearing a ball cap could soon be replaced with a hardhat. Skid lid, brain bucket, noggin wrapper, skull shell – call it what you like – just as long as you and your ag-workers are wearing one.

Published on Thu, 01/15/2009 by Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Fact Sheet # 8: Safety is in the air

Fact Sheet # 8: Safety is in the air

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Dusty fields, mouldy hay, silos, grain bins, bird droppings, dust from animal hair, feathers, or fur, chemicals, manure, feedstuffs – the list of potential air-born hazards on a farm is endless.
Farmer’s Lung and Organic Dust Toxicity Syndrome (ODTS) are just two of many reactions to farm-related respiratory hazards and can result in costly medical treatment, permanent lung damage or death.

Published on Thu, 01/15/2009 by Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Fact Sheet # 4: Farm Safety – Put your best foot forward

Fact Sheet # 4: Farm Safety – Put your best foot forward

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There is an old adage that says, "When your feet hurt, you hurt all over." This is true for all workers, especially those in agriculture who at times work long hours in extreme temperatures and in a variety of conditions. Proper footwear not only protects your feet from possible injuries, it also prevents the pain and fatigue that can lead to injuries due to distraction, slower reactions and unsafe shortcuts.

Published on Thu, 01/15/2009 by Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Fact Sheet # 5: Get a grip on farm safety

Fact Sheet # 5: Get a grip on farm safety

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Hands are one of our most valuable, and vulnerable tools when it comes to performing our jobs. Ironically, these amazing parts of our bodies are also the most susceptible to injuries – injuries that happen all to often on farms and ranches.

Published on Thu, 01/15/2009 by Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Fact Sheet # 6: PPE for you and me

Fact Sheet # 6: PPE for you and me

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On average, 113 people are killed and at least 1,500 are hospitalized for farm-related incidents in Canada each year reports the Canadian Agricultural Injury Surveillance Program. In 2006 alone a total of 13,801 Canadian farms reported one or more medically treated or lost time injuries, reports Statistics Canada. The most frequent causes of farm-related injuries include the unsafe use of equipment or material-handling practices, followed by fatigue, trying to save time and miscommunication between workers, says the Census of Agriculture 2001.

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