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Locate underground utilities before you dig

Every year, underground infrastructures and utilities are unintentionally struck across Canada. Unsafe digging could result in serious injury or death, fines and repair costs or interrupted services. Although many underground infrastructures and utilities are found in urban areas, rural areas also have a number of these services. Don’t risk hitting or disrupting an underground utility […] Read more



When implementing new technology, it’s essential to look for potential new hazards that could arise and address them as soon as possible.

Selecting the right technology for your farm

Technology has created new and exciting ways to manage and improve farming operations. From GPS to drones, from bin monitors to smartphones and apps, tech is everywhere. Along with the tremendous advantages that technology has afforded farmers, there is potential for inefficiencies, frustrations, and, at worst, hazards. Selecting the right tech, using it to its […] Read more

Firefighters use a silo kit and other items on hand to build a cofferdam around the 14-year-old grain entrapment victim.

Training, equipment and teamwork save youth from grain entrapment

Grain entrapment is a growing concern on farms and in grain-handling facilities. Grain entrapment happens quickly and is often fatal. That’s where the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association’s (CASA) BeGrainSafe program comes in. BeGrainSafe works to save lives through awareness and training. On November 4, 2019, grain rescue training and knowledge, the proper equipment and teamwork […] Read more





Three things essential to farm safety

In safety terms, competency is a combination of training, knowledge, and experience. In industries like construction, developing competency is fairly straightforward — an employer provides structured training, makes sure their employees pass tests and keep records of experience using resumés. On the farm, competency is just as important. A person is competent if they possess […] Read more