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Canadian Farm Safety Week is March 12 - 18

Farming is hard work and it’s extremely dangerous. All of the hard work put into a farmer or rancher’s operation doesn’t mean much unless they stay safe and are able to do it again, day after day.

Nothing is closer to our hearts than the safety of our members and their communities. UFA has championed farm safety for over 105 years and is committed to continuing the education of safe practices in order to reduce the number of farm injuries across Alberta. This is why we support “Be an Ag Safe Family”, the theme of this year’s Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW). 

Farm Safety Guide Image.pngAgriculture is considered the third most hazardous industry in Canada, and in terms of absolute numbers of fatalities it is deemed to be the most dangerous occupation. We all need to do our part in keeping our families and community members safe.

UFA and Ag for Life are working together to deliver educational farm safety programming, in order to reduce the number of farm injuries across Alberta. These Rural and Farm Safety days bring much-needed safety education to young Albertan’s who live on, work at, or visit farms. The one-day courses, for youth of all ages, take place in schools or other community locations with an interactive line-up of simulators, activities and demonstrations for students to work through. Participants explore a wide range of safety topics including large equipment, chemical, animal, water, power line, pipeline, sun safety and much more. For more information on Ag for Life programming or to find out how you can host your own community safety day please visit Ag for Life.

UFA believes a proactive approach to safety is essential. Health and safety is good business. Making a commitment to health and safety is one of the best ways to protect farmers and ranchers and this is why UFA has created the UFA Farm Safety Guide. This hazard assessment guide provides a checklist and action list to assist farmers and ranchers in making their operations a safer place for all those that live,work on and visit a farming operation.  

Please join us in promoting safe practices on the farm and keeping farmers and ranchers safe!

For more information please contact:
Dina Sutherland
Community Investment, Manager
UFA Co-operative Limited Direct: 403-570-4214