Canadians are being encouraged to become farm safety champions as a part of Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2015, which runs from March 15-21.
This year’s theme is Be the Difference, and organizers want to inspire all Canadians to become farm safety champions through champion testimonials, farmer resources and a social media contest.
“This year, we are focusing on the power of the positive,” said Marcel Hacault, executive director of the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association.
“We know that we need to engage with all Canadians to make farms safer places to work and live. We’re encouraging all Canadians to become farm safety champions. Health-care providers, teachers, agribusiness leaders, community members and farmers all play an important role in promoting farm safety.”
Farms need to become safer places, said Ron Bonnett, president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture.
“Injuries on the farm are no joke, and they happen much more often than they should,” said Bonnett.
For more information, see agsafetyweek.ca.