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Safety improvements for bins was one of the biggest expenses at Will Farms, but the cost was covered by a provincial grant.

Safety is the new norm at Will Farms

Elaine Bellamy says not having a farm 
safety plan is a risk you simply can’t afford

Reading Time: 4 minutes Elaine Bellamy suspected she had her work cut out for her when the provincial government announced its plans to improve farm safety in the fall of 2015. So in January 2016, just as the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act was coming into effect, Bellamy attended a workshop on creating a farm safety […] Read more


Winter is a great time to make the farm more safe

Taking one or more safety courses could pay invaluable dividends next year for you, your family, and employees

Reading Time: 2 minutes Put farm safety on your agenda for the coming months, says a provincial farm safety specialist. “Winter is a great time to pull out your farm safety plan — or develop one if you haven’t already — and decide what kind of training program your family members and employees should take,” said Blair Takahashi. Some […] Read more

WHMIS labels

Dealing with hazardous materials on farms

Website has user-friendly info on handling anhydrous ammonia, disinfectants, 
compressed gases, and other hazardous farm materials

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, or WHMIS, is more than just a short course for workers handling pure chemicals. WHMIS is a Canada-wide system that communicates the dangers and other information about hazardous materials used in the workplace. It does this through labels on containers of hazardous materials, safety data sheets (SDS) with detailed […] Read more