The Alberta Canola Producers Commission and its Prairie counterparts have joined the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association to raise awareness of the threat of grain entrapment.
“It is imperative that farm safety remain a top priority for our industry,” said Stuart Holmen, an ACPC director and producer from Paradise Valley. “We all feel strongly that educational opportunities are the most effective way to improve safety for farm families and their employees.”
The new initiative will see three mobile grain entrapment demonstration units built.
“Each of these units would serve communities at fairs and trade shows, train first responders in grain rescue techniques, and be used by commercial grain farmers for training agricultural workers,” said Marcel Hacault, executive director of the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association.
Alberta Canola Producers, Manitoba Canola Growers, and SaskCanola will each provide $30,000 over three years for the project.
For more information on the mobile grain entrapment demonstration unit program, contact CASA at 877-452-2272 or at [email protected].