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Safety Day events have taught tens of thousands of children about the hazards and risks associated with farming and rural life.

Get a grant to hold a Safety Day event

There’s still time to apply for funding to put on a Safety Day event this year for children in your area. Each year, communities across Canada host Safety Day events — reaching approximately 17,000 young people annually. Participants learn about the hazards and risks associated with farming and rural life. The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association […] Read more

Avoiding ATV rollovers on the farm

You may use an ATV for fun or for profit. But more importantly you should always use them safely. Rollovers happen alarmingly fast, so always wear a helmet, gloves, long sleeves, pants, and boots, even when only travelling a short distance. Inappropriate gear, such as loose clothing, can get caught on controls and doesn’t provide […] Read more





The AgSafe ribbon campaign hopes to make farm safety a hot topic.

Ribbons to promote ag safety

An Alberta idea is going national this winter to encourage farmers to think safety

An Alberta farm safety campaign is getting a second life by going national. AgSafe lapel ribbons premiered in Alberta in 2012 to raise awareness about farm safety in the province, said Kenda Lubeck who is a farm safety co-ordinator for Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. “We wanted a visual that would encourage discussions for every- body […] Read more

Farmers urged to make a commitment to safety

Farm Safety Week: The first step is to have a conversation about what safety means on your operation

The theme of Canadian Agricultural Safety Week from March 12 to 18 is ‘Be an AgSafe Family.’ This article by the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association talks about the impact of a farm fatality on a family and the farm. Statistics tell us that each year approximately 85 Canadians are killed in an agriculture-related incident. Run-overs, […] Read more



How to keep your kids safe on the farm

The North American Guidelines for Children’s Agricultural Tasks is an excellent resource that parents and caregivers can use to guide decisions about what kinds of farming tasks are age appropriate. These guidelines are intended for children and youth between the ages of seven to 16 and are based on childhood development, agricultural practices, principles of […] Read more


Raising awareness about grain entrapment

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 […] Read more

Funding available for farm safety training

Applications are now being accepted for this year’s edition of the FCC Ag Safety Fund. The fund, supported by Farm Credit Canada, helps charitable and non-profit groups deliver agricultural safety training across Canada with a focus on operating machinery in a safe manner. “Tractor and machinery safety training helps develop skills for safe operation,” said […] Read more