Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)
Farm Safety Program
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:
To request a presentation, trade show exhibit and for more information, please contact:
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.