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B.C. farm safety association changes name

Nov. 2, 2015, Langley, B.C. - The Farm and Ranch Safety and Health Association (FARSHA) is rebranding as AgSafe to better reflect the work they do and the community they serve.

For over 20 years, the association has been the expert on safety in the workplace for British Columbia's agriculture industry. Launched in 1993 as a joint initiative of WorkSafeBC (Workers' Compensation Board of British Columbia), the BC Agriculture Council and the Canadian Farmworkers' Union, AgSafe is committed to creating safer work environments for all individuals working in the agriculture industry.

AgSafe's mission is to reduce the number of agriculture-related workplace deaths and injuries. They are doing this by offering health and safety programs, training and evaluation, consultation and guidance.

Their head office in Langley, B.C. houses a reference library and other industry safety information materials. AgSafe's team of safety consultants with specialized agricultural knowledge are available throughout B.C. to conduct safety courses, provide safety materials and advice, and help owners, operators and workers implement specific health and safety programs.

AgSafe is also expanding their membership community to include landscape trades and professionals, garden centres, wholesale and retail nurseries, suppliers and tree services. Access to their health and safety services and resources, historically offered only to ranchers and farmers, is now available to this sector as well.

For more information visit www.agsafebc.ca, or email contact@agsafebc.ca.