This week is marked as Agriculture Safety Week across Canada and this year the organization, Ag Safe Canada if focusing on three main topics; building safety on the farm, building resilience on the farm, and building wellness on the farm.
According to the Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting, Communication Coordinator, Robin Anderson said," Run overs, roll overs and being pined or struck by machinery are among the highest number of reported farm related injuries." With that Anderson also added, " Being safe on the farm is a very holistic approach. There's mental heath, building resilience, and your own personal health and wellness, which all directly effect how safe you are on the farm."
Canadian Agricultural Safety Association is encouraging all Canadians to celebrate Safe and Strong Farms. C.A.S.W. is an annual public campaign focusing on the importance of safe agriculture. Build an Ag Safe Canada is part of a three-year campaign celebrating farm safety across Canada.
Anderson, Communications Coordinator said, " This whole week is about empowering farmers, farm families and farm communities to build, grow, and lead in the agricultural industry in safety and sustainability. We really want to take the time to celebrate safe farms. We have so much to be proud of in are agricultural industry and in our farmers. This is a great opportunity to celebrate safe and strong farms."