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
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.