Health & Safety in Ag

This series digs into an area often overlooked, or outright ignored when it comes to farming. Whether it is a small family farm or a large, multi farm-hand enterprise, safety needs to be at the forefront.


HEALTH  &  SAFETY  IN  AG  CONTENT

Farm Safety Plan

Farm Safety Plan

The Network’s Farm Safety Plan is designed to accommodate all types of farming and will allow you to adapt your plan to the current and changing needs within your unique farming operation. Find a full list of the Networks templates for you to create your own unique Farm Safety Plan with.
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Save Your Back

Save Your Back

If your back is great now, keep it that way. Preventing back injuries is a lot easier than correcting them so learn what to look out for during an average day on the Farm.
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Breathe Easy

Breathe Easy

Filmed in Saskatchewan, farmers and health professionals talk about lung hazards on the farm and demonstrate how to reduce risk by managing hazards.
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Protect Your Hearing

Protect Your Hearing

The farm is a noisy place. Find out when farmers and their families should be wearing hearing protection (Hint: It's more often then you think!)
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Sleepless In Saskatchewan

Sleepless In Saskatchewan

Getting a proper sleep is vital to the personal well-being, safety, and success of Saskatchewan agricultural producers, those involved in an agricultural lifestyle, as well as those who live and work in rural and urban Saskatchewan.
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Working With Senior Farmers

Working With Senior Farmers

Older farmers have wisdom and experience that younger workers have not yet accumulated. They love what they do, they feel a connection with the land and carry with them a cultural history second to none. However, even farmers age. This article will help your farm family continue working safe year after year.
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About the Author: The Agricultural Health and Safety Network

 

When the Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA) partnered with the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) in 1988, they had a dream that one day every RM would be a member of the Network.  This partnership began with 6 RMs and has steadily increased to the current 215 RMs that are now members.  The realization of the dream is getting closer.  The steady growth of the Network attests to the enduring and growing strength of Saskatchewan RMs and their farm families.

The Network now delivers agricultural occupational health and safety information and programs to over 27,000 Saskatchewan farm families.  Strong partnerships have developed on both a provincial and a national level with numerous organizations collaborating and fostering a unique agricultural health and safety program delivered in Saskatchewan.

Resources and Services

  • The Network Newsletter focusing on rural health and safety issues
  • Annual Farm Safety Theme Resource
  • Respiratory Health and Hearing Conservation clinics for farmers, their families and their workers
  • Workshops, speakers and displays for council meetings, annual ratepayer’s meetings, fairs, trade shows as well as other events in your RM.
  • A place to call to get questions answered regarding agriculture health and safety: (306) 966-6644 or (306) 966-6647
  • Resources at: usask.ca

 

If your Rural Municipality is not a member of the Network and you would like more information about becoming a member, call (306) 966-6647.

 

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