Lead by example: Ag safety week returns
By Top Crop Manager
Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW), an annual public awareness campaign focusing on the importance of safe agriculture, is running March 12-18. This year, organizers want to empower farm families with the information they need to help keep everyone safe on the farm while preserving the farming lifestyle. The campaign lasts for a week, but farm safety is important all year long.
As a part of CASW, organizers have produced a number of resources, including a template for building a general policy statement for farm safety and health. In celebration of CASW 2017, CASA is also making available, free of charge, the Canada FarmSafe Plan for farmers that fill out the template.
New for CASW 2017, is the AgSafe Ribbon campaign. This campaign aims to raise awareness on the importance of safe agriculture and asks all Canadians what role they play in farm safety. Ribbons are available to order.
Both physical and online events are planned in support of CASW. For more details visit agsafetyweek.ca.
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