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Sturgeon County Emergency Services, which took BeGrainSafe training in August, is one of several rural fire departments being given grain rescue equipment.

Rural Alberta fire departments get grain rescue equipment

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) in partnership with G3 is donating $25,000 worth of life-saving grain rescue equipment to several rural Alberta fire departments. Select fire departments located near G3’s new grain elevators in the Carmangay, Irricana, Morinville, Stettler County, Wetaskiwin and Vermilion areas will be trained before receiving the rescue equipment. Sturgeon County […] Read more

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association offers grain rescue training for rural fire departments. Those that have taken the training can receive a grain rescue tube and grain auger.

Grain rescue equipment to be given to fire departments

Reading Time: < 1 minute Rural fire departments that have taken BeGrainSafe training from the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association are eligible to receive life-saving grain rescue equipment. Thanks to support from Corteva Agriscience Canada, rural fire departments can receive a GSI RES-Q-TUBE and a Haul-ALL pencil auger. The grain rescue tube creates a barrier between the victim and the grain […] Read more

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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Don’t take chances when removing duals

Reading Time: < 1 minute While duals are useful to improve traction and reduce soil compaction, removing them when not needed reduces tire wear and enhances manoeuvrability. But removing duals can be hazardous and people have been crushed by falling wheels or suffered strains and sprains. Read more: Ribbons to promote ag safety Removing duals is a two-person job and […] 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

CPS provides funding for grain safety program

Reading Time: < 1 minute Crop Production Services is giving $80,000 to the Grain Safety Program. The number of people being trapped in grain is on the rise, and this program features a mobile demonstration unit. “The mobile unit will be used to raise awareness about the hazards of moving grain,” said Marcel Hacault, executive director of the Canadian Agricultural […] Read more