It’s Canadian Agricultural Safety Week and farmers in our province are being given tips on how to stay safe while out in the field.
According to The Canadian Agricultural Safety Program 114 people are killed and close to 1,500 are injured in farm-related accidents each year.
Lethbridge County Reeve Tory Campbell said the organization is doing its part to help keep farmers safe.
“I think the goal of the county this week is just to try and push out as much information as we can. There’s a lot of tremendous resources that are already out there, and I think the county just wants to act as a conduit to make sure that they’re available and that people are taking a look. I think at the end of the day, the number one message is just have a plan. Be ready, be prepared, be educated on what you’re doing, the job you’re performing, the dangers of that, and then having that communicated to everyone else that’s working with you on the farm.”
Campbell says it’s important to know that farm safety is not just physical, but also mental.