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New grain entrapment demo units for Western Canada

Dec. 17, 2015, Winnipeg, MB - The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is partnering with Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA), Alberta Canola Producers Commission (ACPC) and SaskCanola to help build and operate a mobile grain entrapment demonstration unit in the three Prairie Provinces.

CASA plans to build and operate three units throughout Canada. According to Marcel Hacault, executive director of CASA, the next step is to secure funding to build enough units to serve all of Canada's agricultural community. "Each of these units would serve communities at fairs and tradeshows, train first responders in grain rescue techniques and be used by commercial grain farmers for training agricultural workers."

MCGA, ACPC and SaskCanola have committed to make this program a reality. Each organization has agreed to contribute $30,000 over three years.

CASA is looking for more farm safety champions to help make this program a reality. For more information on the mobile grain entrapment demonstration unit program, contact CASA at 877-452-2272 or at info@casa-acsa.ca.