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Communities hosting a Safety Day can choose from a range of stations on different safety issues.

Deadline for 2019 Safety Day events coming up

Application deadline is July 15

Reading Time: < 1 minute The deadline for hosting an event that helps children learn how to be safe on the farm is fast approaching. Since 2002, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association has partnered with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation on Safety Day events, the largest rural safety and health education program for children in North America. The Progressive Agriculture Safety […] Read more

Back to Ag Program helps injured farmers

Reading Time: 3 minutes Three injured farmers from Saskatchewan and one from Ontario have received funding to help them get back to what they love — farming. The Back to Ag Program gives injured producers up to $10,000 to help with the purchase of adaptive technology such as a cattle-handling system, grain-handling system, or wheelchair lift. The program is […] Read more

Alberta groups receive funding for farm safety training

Reading Time: 2 minutes Six Alberta organizations have received grants from Farm Credit Canada and the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association for farm safety training programs. The six Alberta projects were among the 13 organizations which received funding this year from the FCC Ag Safety Fund. Projects with a local or provincial scope can receive up to $5,000. The six […] Read more

Online tool gives producers a voice for equipment safety

'Speak Up for Safer Equipment' to handle safety concerns linked to ag production

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) has developed a new online tool to give farmers an opportunity to express their concerns about possible hazards with farm equipment. The Speak Up For Safer Equipment tool is intended to provide a way for farmers, manufacturers and standards organizations to talk about safety concerns with agricultural equipment manufactured […] Read more

Ag Safety week 2013 — Get with the plan

Daily job Farmers are urged to make a commitment to fostering 
health and safety in their day-to-day operations

Reading Time: 2 minutes This March, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), and exclusive corporate sponsor Farm Credit Canada (FCC) encouraged farmers to “Get with the Plan!” just in time for Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, March 10 to 16. Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) is an annual public education campaign focusing on the […] Read more

Canadian Farmers Want More Safety Training, Says 2011 FCC Report Card

Reading Time: 2 minutes Most of Canada s farmers see safety as a priority on their farms and nine out of 10 farmers want to know more about how to make their businesses even safer. According to the second Farm Credit Canada (FCC) Farm Safety Report Card, discussed at the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association s (CASA) annual conference in […] Read more