WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE
According to a 2005 report, almost two-thirds of Canadian farmers are feeling stressed on their farms. One in five farmers describe themselves as being “very stressed” while almost half (45%) describe themselves as being “somewhat stressed”. Stress is all around us, understanding it and managing it are essential in having healthy minds and bodies.
The Women in Agriculture series is a part of Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2017.
The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association would like to thank Manitoba Farm,Rural & Northern Support Services. This resource was adapted in part from “Sleepless in Manitoba.” For more information visit ruralsupport.ca.
Personal Protective Equipment
Personal Protective Equipment or PPE, is considered essential on most farms. However, PPE should be considered the last line of defense against hazards. Controlling a hazard at its source should be the first choice of protection because this method will eliminate it from the workplace altogether. When elimination is not possible, try substitution of the material with non-hazardous ones, isolation of hazards, addition of safety features to existing equipment, redesign of the work processes, or purchase new equipment. When the hazard cannot be removed or controlled adequately, personal protective equipment is the last line of defence if the work process is to continue.Personal Protective Equipment
Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) deliver Canadian Agricultural Safety Week with assistance from the Government of Canada through Growing Forward 2, a federal, provincial and territorial initiative. Be an AgSafe Family is presented by Farm Credit Canada. View a complete list of Sponsors.