Please take the time to read the following Articles for some great Farm Safety information!
- Dress for success- Personal Protective Equipment for Pesticide Handling
- Safety Guidelines for Potato Producers
- Snowblower Hazard Alert
- Poultry Barn Safety
- Safety Reminders for Harvest Season
- Safety Tips for Older Farmers
- Stay Safe When Working Around Power Lines
- Safety Tips for Farm Equipment on Island Roads
- Blind Spots on Farm Vehicles
- Humidex / Heat Stress Response Plan
- Foreign Worker Training Videos
- Canada’s farm fatality rate seen declining
- Too many children still dying on Canada’s farms
- Change in attitude to safety urged- New Zealand
- Machinery Boosts older farmers injury risks
- Grain Bin Safety
- Farm Safety
- New Workers Compensation Board First Aid Regulations
- Increased Use of Heavy Equipment Putting Older Farmers at Risk
- Grain Bin Safety
- Staying safe when cars, farm machnery share roadways
- Silos Loom as Death Traps on American Farms:
- Harvest Season can be hazardous to farmers
- Agricultural Safety
- Practice Farm Safety Year Round
- Tips for a Safe Harvest Season
- Farm Safety Checklist
- Safety Essential When taking Children to Visit Farms
- Farm Safety Reminders
- Advice for Farm Parents: Don’t Take Children to Work
2 Day Standard Standard First Aid and CPR Course dates for this summer:
21st & 22nd – Stratford
23rd & 24th – Stratford
25th & 26th – Summerside
12th & 13th – Stratford
14th & 15th– Stratford
19th & 20th – Summerside
24th & 25th– Stratford
28th & 29th – Summerside
5th & 6th– Stratford
9th & 10th– Stratford
16th & 17th– Summerside
21st & 22nd– Stratford
27th & 28th– Summerside
Workers Compensation for Farm Operators and Employees
Are you a farm owner that isn’t currently covered by Workers Compensation and are wondering how you and your employees may benefit? Here are some common questions answered for you to help you make an informed decision on getting coverage for your farm. MORE
WCB Occupational Health & Safety Education Sessions- Summer 2014
Session topics include:
-Safety Committee Orientation & Improvement
-Strategies for Keeping Young Workers Safe
-Hazard and Risk Assessment
-Due Diligence for Managers & Supervisors
For further details on each session view the WCB link below or call Lori Wakelin at the WCB office 368-5698. All sessions are free of charge. Details
Safety training is still being made available to farmers and farm employees through the Federation of Agriculture.
- First Aid and CPR
- Confined Spaces
- Tractor Safety
- Fall Protection
- Class 3A Driving Training
- Welding Safety
Maritime Electric is offering electrical safety presentations to better educate Islanders on the importance of electrical safety at home and at the workplace. Presentations can be booked for your staff or organization through Maritime Electric at the link below:
The PEI Federation of Agriculture is partnering with Skills PEI to offer Class 3A driver license training to farmers,farm employees, or anyone looking to enter the agriculture industry.
The course will be 3 weeks in duration, and to be eligible you must be:
- EI eligible;
- Or Currently in receipt of Employment Insurance
The course will be offered through JVI, starting every 3 weeks.
If you are interested please sign up early as space is limited. For further details and to register, please contact Charlotte Crooks – Farm Safety Coordinator at (902) 368-7289 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Hazard and Risk Assessment Workshops
The Federation of Agriculture in partnership with the Workers Compensation Board and CASA will be offering Hazard and Risk Assessment workshops throughout the year. The workshops will give insight on how to prevent injury and accidents on the farm by learning how to properly indentify hazards and risks, and develop and implement a plan to keep safe and avoid accidents.
To attend a workshop, or to set one up at your farm contact Charlotte at 368-7289 or by email email@example.com .
Construction Safety Training Systems Course
Holland College offers an online Construction Safety Training Systems (CSTS) course that outlines the basic principles of safety in the workplace. Although it is geared towards the construction industry, many of the principals are universal for every workplace including farming. The course length is 7.5 hours at Holland College, or you can do it from home at your convenience over a 3 week period and go in and write the test when you are ready. The cost of the course is $150+ gst. For a detailed course outline and to register please use the following link:
The Federation of Agriculture is pleased to introduce Emergency Tubes to the agriculture community. The purpose of Emergency Tubes is to aid rescue personnel when attending to a farm related incident. The tubes will allow responders to better understand the property and where its hazards are located.
The emergency Tubes will be located on the property, and map out property boundaries, buildings, streams, equipment, animals, and chemical storage. The implementation of Emergency Tubes will aid rescuers in finding where the emergency is located, as well as inform them of other risks and precautions to take when responding to the call. It is vital to know where animals are located, what type of chemicals are on the property, and were chemicals are stored.
Farmers will have the opportunity to have a tube placed on their property free of charge through the Federation of Agriculture. Please contact Charlotte to set up an appointment to obtain an Emergency Tube.
Slow Moving Vehicle Signs
Slow Moving Vehicle signs are now available at the Federation Office. Signs are free of charge to members and $20 to non members, maximum 2 signs per farm. Please contact Charlotte at 368-7289 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve yours.
Round Bale Transportation Safety Video