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Safety first at Ag Days 2018

With farm safety becoming more prominent, Ag Days is stepping up this aspect of the show

Farm safety is a growing concern for everyone, and rightfully so. Consistently, farm accidents create media headlines that no one ever wants to read.

Organizers at Manitoba Ag Days 2018 consider attendees and patrons as their community and no one wants to see a member of your community hurt. As such, Manitoba Ag Days organizers have developed a key component of their show around farm safety.

This year, 10 farm safety features will be profiled at the Manitoba Ag Days. Here are some of the highlights:

CASA

Booth No. 1001 Westman Place Arena

The BeGrainSafe program is about saving lives. The BeGrainSafe mobile unit raises awareness about the hazards of moving grain at events like Manitoba Ag Days. It is available for training first responders in rescue techniques and by larger farms to develop customized emergency procedures. Thanks to the BeGrainSafe sponsors for making this program a reality!

Manitoba Farm Rural and Northern Support Services

Booth No. 1128 Westman Place Arena Concourse

A healthy farmer is a safe farmer. Call the Manitoba Farm, Rural and Northern Support Services or connect with it online. It’s free and confidential information, support and counselling for farm families. Call 1-866-367-3276 or visit www.supportline.ca.

Manitoba Hydro

Booth No. 249 UCT Pavilion

What piece of farm equipment contacts overhead power lines the most often? Learn more about Manitoba Hydro’s farm safety programs to protect you and your family. You’ve got a lot on the line.

Safe Work/Manitoba Farm Safety Program

Booth No. 226 to 228 UCT Pavilion

The Manitoba Farm Safety Program is proud to assist farmers manage safety on their farms. As a non-government agency whose mandate is prevention rather than enforcement, they offer free on-farm consultations, training, and various support services. Their role is to help you understand your responsibilities as a business owner and employer, and to simplify safety legislation to make it make the most sense for your operation. CASA’s BeGrainSafe mobile unit returns to Ag Days this year, just one of many safety-related displays.

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