Farm Safety Plan
Workshops are motivational and instructional for building a Farm Safety Plan, and focus on areas of concern represented in current Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA) findings such as:
- Physical risks
- Long work hours and fatigue
- Vulnerable populations
- Farming practice modification
According to the CAIR program, the percentage of males who die in agricultural incidents was highest for adults aged sixty and over (95.2%). It is with this information in mind that we focus on techniques to encourage older farmers to practice safer farming techniques. This workshop includes a wealth of tips and tricks to compensate for the signs of aging. It is also designed for younger farmers to attend who work with older family members.
Stress and Agriculture
This workshop is based on the popular resource put out by the Network: “Difficult Times: Stress on the Farm.” Farmers have a strong tradition of being independent and may not seek support until things are absolutely desperate. This workshop is a way of enabling farm families to understand stress early warning signs and its impact, and learn skills to help balance stress when farming in difficult times.
Making Sleep Work for You
Sleep affects your health and safety. Getting enough sleep is vital to the personal well-being, safety, and the success of Saskatchewan agricultural producers, those involved in an agricultural lifestyle, as well as those who live and work in rural Saskatchewan.
Caring for the Caregiver in Rural Saskatchewan
Many rural dwellers are working off the farm while still participating in farm work and caring for growing families. This workshop is designed to encourage them to take the time to take care of themselves.
Respiratory Safety and Hearing Loss Prevention
Recent studies show that older farmers are generally as healthy as non-farming Canadians, except in the areas of respiratory and hearing health. These two workshops focus on prevention methods for all farmers to ensure that these two areas of their health are not neglected and that they remain healthy in later years.