On-line farm safety training available
By Top Crop Manager
May 1, 2015 - The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is offering three online farm safety training courses free of charge until May 31, 2015.
Each year, CASA and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) partner to present Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW). This year, the theme of the organizations's public education campaign is "Be the Difference," encouraging all Canadians to make a difference for farm safety.
This year, with the assistance of Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI), CASA is taking it one step further with the development of the on-line courses.
"Farmers and farm workers can access this training directly from their home computers," says Marcel Hacault, executive director of CASA. "We know that removing barriers to training is an important part of improving the safety of Canadian farmers."
The three training courses available are:
- Agricultural Machinery Safeguarding
- Seasonal Agricultural Workers Health and Safety Orientation
- Working in Confined Spaces on the Farm
Once registered, participants have the option of taking one or all of the courses offered. Each course takes approximately 45-60 minutes to complete and offers a quiz at the end of the learning experience. Currently, the on-line training is available in English.
After May 31, 2015, the courses will still be available, but at a charge. To access the new on-line training courses, visit www.casa-acsa.ca and click Training.