The PEI Federation of Agriculture cares about family farms and the health and well being of the families and farm workers that work hard every day to keep those operations successful. Browse our farm safety resources below.
New: Best Practices For Operating Farm Equipment On PEI Roads
This guide is developed for farmers and applies to all farm equipment traveling on PEI roads, no matter the time of day, or time of year. Moving farm equipment can be stressful, and because farm gear can be particularly vulnerable due to its size and traveling at slower speeds than what is expected by other motorists, its important that equipment has guidelines to follow while traveling on PEI roads.
New: Wildfire Emergency Response Plan
Understanding what to do before an emergency occurs will provide your farm with the best opportunity to control injuries and minimize damage to your operation. This document may be used as a tool to help guide responses for forest fire emergency management, specific to farms.
Excellence in Farm Safety Award
The PEI Federation of Agriculture is excited to announce the first annual Excellence in Farm Safety award. This new award celebrates the producers and individuals working diligently to keep PEI’s largest industry safe for everyone.
The Excellence in Farm Safety award shines a light on the achievements of Island industry members who create a safe working environment on their farm, no matter how large or small; it also acknowledges those who’ve kept safety in mind by improving or modifying their practices through taking necessary precautions and minimizing hazards.
Nominations are welcome from all agriculture sectors, from livestock farming, crop farming, veterinary services, farming machinery manufacturing, processing and more.
Entrants in the 2023 PEIFA Excellence in Farm Safety Award will be featured in a month of the PEI Federation of Agriculture’s Faces of Farming Calendar, and receive a voucher for a pair of Grisport work boots from Atlantic Safety Wear.
If you know of, or are a producer or employee who you feel is worthy of acknowledgement of the 2023 PEIFA Excellence in Farm Safety Award, please contact the PEI Federation of Agriculture’s Farm Safety Program at (902) 368-7289 or email@example.com . Please include a short description of why this person is deserving of recognition.
Deadline for nominations is September 29th, 2023.
Farm Staff Safety
Do you have foreign workers on your farm? Have them check out the Foreign Worker Training videos in English, Chinese and Spanish. Or see what Safety signs are available for you in these languages by download or through the PEIFA office in “ready to hang” format.
Have you completed a Hazard and Risk Assessment for your farm lately? It is important to get together with your workers and discuss possible hazards and risks around the farm. The PEI Federation of Agriculture along with the Workers Compensation Board of PEI has developed resources to help you do an assessment of your own farm. Resources include sample hazard and risk topics along with possible solutions to help minimize the chance of an accident or workplace injury. Please view our sample hazard and risk assessments along with printable worksheets for your farm.
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.
Get a handle on pesticide labelling and crop protection products, with this quick video from the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association.
Youth on Farms
Are you wondering if your child is ready for some more, or different farm responsibilities? Brush up on the types of duties for different ages when giving them things to do on the farm. Cultivate Safety ’s Agricultural Youth Work Guidelines are a great resource for looking at which tasks are safe for different age groups.