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Monday, July 28, 2014

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2014

This year’s Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (March 9-15, 2014), “Let’s talk about it!” focuses on the importance of discussing farm safety, so injuries can be prevented. Communication is vital in learning about farm hazards and risks. Farmers, workers, ranchers and family members need to have conversations about safe work practices.

According to the Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA) each year, on average 14 people are killed and many others are injured on Saskatchewan farms in incidents that could have been prevented.

Let’s do our part to change the statistics and make Saskatchewan farms safer. The Farm Safety Guide can help reduce the numbers by providing advice on training, clarifying roles and responsibilities and identifying workplace hazards.  You can also visit The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association’s website for other valuable farm safety tools.

Agriculture is one of Saskatchewan's largest and most hazardous industries. Incidents occur more often during critical farming times. They can cause needless suffering and consequently reduce farm revenues.

To protect Saskatchewan's farmers, their families and employees, our Farm Safety Program works with many partners to prevent injuries and to promote safe work practices on the farm through:

  • educational presentations
  • exhibits at trade shows
  • resource materials
  • information for the media

Grow Up With Safety (GUWS) is a collection of Grades 1-9 teaching/learning resources that were developed by teachers, for use within Saskatchewan’s Health curriculum. 

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) produces and supplies publications about a number of health and safety topics including farm safety.  On this web site, you will be able to pre-view our publications, farm-related and other, and download copies free of cost.  However, you can also order hard copies using our Publications Order Form.  To view/download our Farm Safety Guide (Revised, June 2010), click on the hyper-link below.

OHS has transferred its training responsibilities to the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) through our WorkSafe Partnership. As of September 2013, the WCB will offer and coordinate all training. To register for training please visit

Contact Us:

To request a presentation, trade show exhibit and for more information, please contact:

Farm Safety Program
300 -1870 Albert Street
Tel: 1.800.567.7233 (Toll Free in Saskatchewan)
Fax: 1.306.787.2208

Related Documents

You will find this publication useful if you operate a farm or ranch business.  The Farm Safety Guide is about management practices that will ensure the health and safety of everyone on your farm.

farm-safety-guide.pdf  ( 546.6 KB )
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Farmers and farm employees are subject to Saskatchewan's health and safety laws outlined in The Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 and The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996. The general responsibilities of the farmer and the farm worker are outlined on this page.

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