Farm and safety grants available

Farm and ranch safety grants are being offered to help employers comply with new occupational health and safety requirements that go into effect on Dec. 1.

Up to $6 million is available through the program, which runs until March 2021. Farms and ranches with waged, non-family workers and a WCB account may apply for the grant, which covers up to 50 per cent of eligible safety expenses to a maximum of $5,000 per year or $10,000 over the life of the program.

Expenses going back to Jan. 1, 2018 are eligible under the program. They include items such as first aid kits, fire extinguishers, respirators, eye and hearing protection, and health and safety education and training.

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