Audience(s): Cow-Calf Feedlot Packer/Processor Retail/Foodservice Backgrounder Project Type(s): Promote
Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) is an annual campaign held the third week of March of each year. Safe & Strong Farms is a three-year campaign celebrating farm safety across Canada. The aim of the campaign is to empower farmers, farm families and farming communities to build, grow, and lead the agricultural industry in safety and sustainability.
This was developed for Canadian Ag Safety Week in 2020. The objective of this tool is to act as a resource to provide producers with a way to document hazards present in a workplace, as well as rank hazard controls according to likelihood and severity, and recommend hazard controls using a decision tree. This will help to ensure a safer working environment and provide a level of due diligence for all involved.
Goal #6: Promote farm safety and responsible working conditions
People and the Community
a) Steps shall be taken to reduce the risk of injury and illness.
a) Workers shall be treated fairly and impartially.
a) To recognize beef producers for their contributions to their community. Community is defined by each individual.
The Producer Hazard Assessment Tool is accessible on the Canadian Ag Safety Week website and was promoted with our sponsors, partners, and friends. Adding this tool to the CRSB inventory will help provide a useful tool to their membership and outreach as well as ensuring continuous improvement and sustainability in workplaces.
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