Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) runs the third week of March. It is a time to reflect on the importance of farm safety, and empower farmers and their families with the information and resources they need to make their farms safer. This year’s theme is “Be an Ag Safe Family”.


Get in the Know: Fueling your safety culture

Tuesday, March 15th at the Old Orchard Inn

Farm Safety Nova Scotia is hosting information sessions to provide you with the information you need to know to fuel your safety culture! This event is open to farmers, farm employees and industry stakeholders at no cost.


Registration with Coffee and light snack sponsored by Green Diamond Equipment

9:30am The Basics of Farm OHS

Larry Stewart & Mitch MacGregor

Occupational Health and Safety Officers

A basic overview of your occupational health and safety requirements as a farm employer. You will also get a better understanding of what they look for when inspecting your farm.
10:30am Safe & Efficient Application of Pesticides

Peter Burgess, Perennia

Discussing the risks associated with pesticide use, focusing on exposure and toxicity, covering some basic measures required to keep yourself safe. Pesticide recertification point available.

Launch of Canadian Agricultural Safety Week



1:00pm Rules of the Road

Laurie Hurley, Training & Outreach Officer

Vehicle Compliance

Review of the rules of the road as they apply to farmers. This includes information on vehicle registration, vehicle dimensions and safe trailering.

Afternoon Energizer Break sponsored by Blueline New Holland

2:15pm Protecting your farm

Angela Peckford, Office of the Employer Advisor

An overview of Workers’ Compensation insurance. You will get a better understanding of the protection WCB provides and what should be taken into consideration when deciding what type of insurance coverage best suits your farm.


Pre-register for the workshop by March 11th, 2016 by contacting Farm Safety Nova Scotia.


20% discounts on safety related items during the month of March!

Blueline New Holland, Green Diamond Equipment, Central Equipment Inc. and VanOostrum Farm Equipment will be offering discounts on safety related items during the month of March! This includes PTO guards, beacon lights, personal protective equipment and more.

Discounts and items will vary slightly between dealers. Drop by your local dealer for more information!

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