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No matter your size, all employers must develop and maintain a workplace health and safety program. Have you reviewed yours lately? While your program will depend on the size of your business, an effective program contains the following components: Read more

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WorkSafeBC is providing new health and safety resources for B.C.’s craft-brewery industry to help reduce injuries and incidents. Read more

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AgSafe is pleased to welcome Kyle Hart as the newest member of their team of safety consultants and advisors. Hart will be working with agricultural producers in the central Okanagan region. Read more

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AgSafe is helping BC agriculture employers understand implications for health and safety programs after recreational use of cannabis became legal in Canada on October 17, 2018. AgSafe, British Columbia’s agriculture health and safety association, is Read more

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Tractors are one of the most useful and dangerous pieces of farm equipment. When working with tractors, it is crucial for operators to follow safety procedures to minimize serious injuries or even fatalities. Read more

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With fall upon us and winter fast approaching, it’s a good time to reflect on the health and safety of our workers. Do you have a plan in place when workers are working alone? What about for confined spaces? How do you deal with chemical spills? Are Read more

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It seems like tractor safety is a recurring and pertinent theme for articles. Unfortunately there continues to be a need to bring attention to the hazards of working with farm equipment. Read more

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Falling from a ladder is very common in orchards. Snake bites and tractor related injuries are often workplace realities for farm workers. Read more

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Agriculture continues to rank among the most dangerous industries in North America with far too many fatalities and serious injuries continuing to be recorded every year. Read more

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The past few years have seen a lot of positive change in the tree fruit industry and many more changes are on the way. Everything from long term replant to meeting our needs for labour. Read more

Agricultural

A tractor is one of the most useful pieces of equipment on a farm, but it’s also one of the most dangerous. Between 1990 and 2012, an average of more than 100 deaths occurred per year on farms in Canada. Read more

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In orchards, ladders are one of the most commonly used pieces of equipment. But they’re also often associated with falls, one of the industry’s leading causes of injury. Read more

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Being hit by a tractor or caught in a tractor rollover comprise by far the largest percentage of accidents on Canadian farms, and yet many farmers still fail to take adequate precautions. Read more

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Agriculture can be a dangerous business. Tragedy can beset workers and members of their families. This was reality again in 2015 punctuated with incidents like the loss of children’s lives on an Alberta farm. Read more

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It is hard to believe that food safety has only been in place nationally for 7 years. The CHC’s CanadaGAP initiative started when growers were being faced with multiple food safety requirements from retailers each putting their own spin on programs, Read more

Agricultural

Understanding how to work in and around confined spaces can save your life. That’s an important message for B.C. farmers and food producers. Read more

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