It is Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (March 10-16) and this year farmers, farm families, farm workers, and farming communities are encouraged to consider how they plan for everyday farm safety. 

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) is an annual national initiative delivered by the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) that raises awareness about the importance of safe agriculture. 

“There is no question that farm accidents can have a devastating toll with physical, psychological, and financial consequences,” says Andrea Lear, CASA’s Chief Executive Officer.

“But we also know that many on-farm incidents are preventable. That’s why we want to provide Canadian producers with the tools and resources they need to protect the health and safety of everyone who lives and works on or visits farms and ranches.

Every year, CASA raises awareness about the importance of safety on Canadian farms through CASW, which takes place during the third week of March.

This year’s sponsors are CN, Syngenta Canada, Canadian Canola Growers Association, Fertilizer Canada, and Parrish & Heimbecker.

"Canadian Agricultural Safety Week serves as a reminder that farm safety is important year-round and that by working together, we can ensure a safer agricultural sector."

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