Farm Safety Home Page
General farm safety | Farm safety for children | Safety management | Farm yard safety | Pesticides and harmful gases | Farm injury statistics
General Farm Safety
Farm Safety for Children
- High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety
In this website, there is information on HI-CAHS and how this organization plans to reduce and ideally eliminate accidents, injuries, diseases and deaths resulting from agricultural operations through education intervention and research.
- Health Canada: Farm Business Health Model
A guide to developing and implementing the workplace health system for farm businesses
- National Farm Medicine Centre
Provides high quality research addressing human health and safety associated with agriculture work and rural life.
- Canadian Federation of Agriculture
The farm safety gateway includes links to statistics, kids, seniors, prevention and emergency information. If you come across any questions there is also a Q & A link.
- Saskatchewan Rural Health Extension Program
Provides information about the program, their publications, presentations, scholarships, services, FAQ’s, and related links, as well as allows for you to test yourself in the area of safety.
- North Dakota Farm Bureau
A site in which you are able to order the Nationally Acclaimed Safety Program from North Dakota Farm Bureau, "Always Be Careful on the Farm (ABC)."
- UC Agricultural Health and Safety Center at Davis
Includes news and events, current research projects, publications.
- Farm Safety Association - Horticultural, Agricultural Safety
The farm safety association website provides up-to-date health and safety information to Ontario’s agriculture, horticulture and landscaping industries.
- Farm Safety Committee in Nova Scotia
Provides a risk management worksheet as well as contact information for the Farm Safety Committee
- Work Safe Alberta
This website provides information and support on healthy and safe workplaces
Fact sheets and websites on child farm safety
Age appropriate tasks
- Farm Safety 4-Just Kids
The Farm Safety 4 Just Kids website includes chapters, program services, a catalog, sponsors, fun 4 kids, memberships, links, information on how you can donate to the program, planned giving, online press room, and a calendar of events.
Promoting farm safety
Personal health issues
- Farm Safety Day Camps
Provides information on farm safety day camps and answers questions such as why farm kids are at risk. Can all farm jobs be made kid-safe? How do safety day camps work? And how do I plan a safety day camp?
Farm equipment safety
- Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan
403-208-5402 Office 403-208-6170 fax 403-813-4153 cell
220 Edgebrook Court NW, Calgary, Alberta Canada T3A 5A3
- Chemical Protective Equipment Among Farmers
This research includes statistics on the utilization of chemical protective equipment among farmers as well as emphasizing its importance.
- Sun and Heat Exposure
Over exposure of heat and UV light can cause severe health problems. This website provides helpful hints that will keep you safe from the harmful effects of the sun.
General machinery safety
How to avoid tractor rollovers as well as what you should know about rollover-protective-structures and why they are important.
- Interactive Farm Safety Website
Includes hand signals for communicating with the operator as well as how to keep safe while working with tractors.
- Harvest Equipment
This site includes suggestions on preventing injuries while operating harvesting equipment through effective safety management.
Small equipment/hand tools
- Preventing Injuries and Deaths From Skid Steer Loaders
Outlines safe operating procedures, which should be implemented when working with steer loaders.
- PTO Safety
Power Take Off’s are potential safety hazards if not used correctly. This website gives a few helpful hints on how to keep you and your loved ones safe when operating a PTO.
- Hand Tools
Hand tools can be dangerous if used improperly. This website includes basic information on how to prevent injury while using hand tools.
- Mowing Safety
This website provides a useful safety guide that explains how to minimize risk while operating a lawn mower.
Farm shop safety
- ATV Safety
Includes ATV inspection questions that should be answered prior to turning on the engine, as well as what safety precautions should be taken to minimize injuries while driving an ATV.
Farm Yard Safety
Falls within the farm yard
- Farm Shop Safety
How to make your farm shop a part of a farm safety solution, not a problem.
- Falls from Machinery
Outlines the severity of the topic as well as suggests basic practices that should be adopted in order to prevent falls from machinery.
- Falls on the Farmstead
Provides information on how to avoid injuries due to falls.
Pesticides and Harmful Gases
- Grain Bins
Provides information on how to keep the areas in and around the grain bins safe from injuries.
- Safe Grain and Silage Handling
An online safe grain and silage-handling booklet covering such areas as harvesting, transportation, storage, conveying, and processing.
This site tells you how to take proper safety precautions when entering manure storage and how important this can be.
- Silo Gas
This site describes how silo gas is formed, it’s dangers, and how to prevent injuries and death.
- Reducing the Fatality Risks of Livestock Manure Storage
Outlines research on formation of manure gases and control and management methods to decrease the deaths caused by toxic manure gases.
- Manure Gas
Outlines the harmful gases emitted from manures as well as suggest a few precautionary techniques in which will minimize injury from toxic manure gases.
Farm Injury Statistics
- Pesticide Safety
How toxic the pesticide is, does not directly relate to the danger implicated while treating with pesticides. This site informs you of the less commonly known dangers.
This fact sheet provides helpful hints on how to reduce potential exposure to harmful chemicals.
- Anhydrous Ammonia
This site outlines the risks involved in using anhydrous ammonia as well as what precautions should be taken in order to minimize such risks.