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WorkSafe BC

On October 29, the BC provincial government introduced the “Temporary Foreign Worker Protection Act”. If the proposed law is passed, it will create a registry of employers of Temporary Foreign Workers, or TFWs more

Agricultural

Inside the Year End 2018 issue of Orchard & Vine Magazine we have our annual interview with the BC Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham. The 2018 Fruit and Wine Readers' survey and our annual Year in Fruit and Year in Grapes. The issues also includes more

Magazine

Have you reviewed your health and safety program recently? A healthy and safe workforce is a cornerstone in the success of your business and a well-planned program supports that goal. A health and safety program helps you to: more

Safety

On October 3rd, members of British Columbia’s agriculture community joined AgSafe in celebrating twenty-five years as the industry’s provincial health and safety association. more

News

Driving through a vineyard in B.C., we admire the uniform, well-tended rows that roll across the landscape. But there are many challenges in growing the best grapes, starting with the painstaking hours tending the vines as new growth emerges. more

Safety

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 more

News

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

, Legal

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. more

Articles

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. more

News

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. more

Articles

Have you reviewed your health and safety program recently? A healthy and safe workforce is a cornerstone in the success of your business and a well-planned program supports that goal. A health and safety program helps you to: more

Safety

In orchards, ladders are one of the most commonly used pieces of equipment. And falls from ladders, as well as falling ladders, are among the most common causes of injuries, from minor strains or sprains to dislocated or broken limbs and fractures. more

Safety

Driving through a vineyard in B.C., we admire the uniform, well-tended rows that roll across the landscape. But there are many challenges in growing the best grapes, starting with the painstaking hours tending the vines as new growth emerges. more

Safety

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. more

Safety

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 more

News

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. more

Articles

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. more

Safety

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. more

Articles