The health and safety of farmers and farm workers is a priority for the Government of Saskatchewan. During high activity on the farm, specifically harvest, it is important that safe farming practices are followed.
“Identifying hazards and assessing risks when working with machinery, tools and equipment are important factors in eliminate injuries,” Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan said. “We want to make sure everyone returns home safely every day.”
On average each year, approximately 14 individuals die from farm related incidents. About 75 per cent of farm-related deaths and 50 per cent of farm-related injuries are machinery-related.
For more information about farm safety, visit www.lrws.gov.sk.ca/farm-safety-guide.