Farmers discuss agricultural safety challenges at national conference

The evolving aspects of farm safety – from family and worker safety to machinery and product safety – were discussed at the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association’s annual conference this week in Edmonton, Alberta.

Producer panel shares views on farm safety 

A panel featuring several producers looked at the factors linked to ensuring safety on farms and how farmers can take steps to address challenges. Past CFA Vice-President Humphrey Banack, a grain producer, and B.C. cattle farmer Trevor Tapp talked about the various ways they approach safety planning and how to manage safety concerns during busy periods for their operations.

Working with marijuana

Another panel featuring occupational health and safety experts explored the broad spectrum of challenges for producers as the legalization of marijuana comes into effect later this year. From worker safety to product development, speakers noted that there are many considerations for the agricultural sector.

For more information on the CASA conference, please contact Janice Hall.