WINNIPEG – This Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW), farmers, farm families, farm workers, and farming communities are encouraged to show how they commit to #FarmSafetyEveryday.
Taking place March 12 to 18, Canadian Agricultural Safety Week is an annual public initiative delivered by the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) to raise awareness about the importance of farm safety.
This year’s theme, Safety is Our Promise, is part of the three-year safety campaign “Your Farm, Your Family, Your Success.”
In 2023, organizers are focusing on practical safety advice and inspiring conversations about farm safety while highlighting the reasons safety is essential for the sustainability of farming operations.
“We all know that farm accidents can have devastating and far-reaching consequences,” says Andrea Lear, CASA’s chief executive officer.
“Fortunately, many on-farm incidents are preventable. That’s why we want to ensure Canadian producers have the resources they need to keep their farms and ranches safe for everyone to live, work, and visit.
“CASA is once again looking forward to hosting conversations with individuals and organizations across the country as we work together towards a safer agricultural sector.”
For more than a decade, CASA has been raising awareness about the importance of safety on Canadian farms through CASW, which takes place every year during the third week of March.
In 2023, CASW is presented in partnership with key partners FarmmCredit Canada and Decisive Farming by TELUS Agriculture.
Other sponsors include the CN, Canadian Canola Growers Association, Syngenta Canada, and Fertilizer Canada.
Additional information about CASW is available at agsafetyweek.ca.