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Emergency preparedness plan: every farm should have one

Reading Time: 2 minutes When a farm emergency happens, knowing what to do and having what you need to do it — could mean the difference between life and death. To help you be prepared for farm emergencies, a new farm management tool called the Canada FarmSafe Plan has been developed by the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association. As part […] Read more

Communicating Safety Responsibilities To Farm Visitors

Reading Time: 2 minutes As a farm owner/operator, you are responsible for the health and safety of everyone who sets foot on your farm whether they are workers, suppliers, contractors, your children s friends or a stranger asking for directions. Fulfil that responsibility with a written farm safety plan that everyone understands and follows. To walk the talk, check […] Read more

Stony Plain Honey Producers Walk The Safety Talk

Reading Time: 3 minutes Honey farming may be sweeter but it’s no safer than any other farm business. That’s why one of Canada’s leading commercial honey-producing families has a living safety plan. Tim and Pam Townsend started TPLR Honey Farms Ltd. at Stony Plain in 1979. Their son Lee and his wife Elise are now partners in this operation […] Read more

Include Children In Farm Safety Plan

Reading Time: < 1 minute Unlike most other industries, in farming, the workplace is also usually the home. Adults frequently work with their children nearby and that can increase the risk of children getting injured. “Farm life can put families in situations that are uncommon to the average household,” says Greg Stewart, president and CEO of Farm Credit Canada (FCC). […] Read more

Make Your Farm Safety Plan Work For You

Reading Time: < 1 minute “Plan Farm Safety” is the three-year theme of the Canadian Agricultural Safety campaign. Each aspect of the theme is being promoted with a year-long campaign. Last year the campaign highlighted “Plan” with safety walkabouts and planning for safety. This year, the focus is on “Farm” including implementation, documentation and training. And next year, emphasis will […] Read more