January 2017

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BeGrainSafe Launched In Brandon

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce the launch of BeGrainSafe, its new grain safety program. The official launch of the program was held at Ag Days in Brandon from January 17-19, 2017.
While the mobile demonstration unit that we used in Brandon has been brought in from the United States for this show, a Canadian version will be on the road across western Canada in the early spring of 2017.
“BeGrainSafe which will be bringing awareness of the hazards associated with grain handling and storage to the agricultural community,” said Glen Blahey, CASA Agricultural Safety and Health Specialist. "We will also be helping rural fire departments across western Canada develop their grain entrapment rescue skills and procedures.”

Ag Safety Week 2017

Coinciding with Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, which runs from March 12th to the 18th, CASA is going to give you the tools to understand the challenges unique to keeping every generation in your family safe. From the young toddler; to the busy adult juggling family, farm, and work; to the elder farmer with an age-defying drive to keep on farming. There are risks specific to each group—and ways to manage those risks.
This year's theme is “Appealing to Adults” and will focus on what adults can do to stay safe for themselves and their families as they juggle life on the farm. Check for updates!

AgSafe Ribbon Project

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) has teamed up with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry and Farm Credit Canada to bring awareness to the importance of Farm Safety through the AgSafe Ribbon Campaign.
Every March, we celebrate Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) and this year CASA is asking all members of the agricultural community to reflect on the role they and others play in keeping our farms safe places to work and play. Wear the ribbon, talk about farm safety, and make a commitment to keep all Canadian farmers, farm families and farm workers free from injury.

Be Our Friend!

Do you support Canadian Agricultural Safety Week? Want to show your support for this great cause? Become an official friend of CASW. All you have to do is host an agricultural safety event, or place our Friend logo prominently on your website and link back to We can all help spread the word about safety. Check out our FRIEND page.

Staff Update

CASA continues to grow with the hiring of Bobbi Kiesman as an Ag Safety and Health Specialist. Bobbi will be assisting Glen Blahey with the BeGrainSafe Program as well as other CASA activities.
Kiesman comes to CASA after several years as an occupational health and safety specialist with a safety services consultancy. She has also worked as a safety advisor with an inter-provincial agricultural association. Bobbi is a life-long Winnipegger and has an agricultural background through her family's cattle business.
Welcome Bobbi!
Membership Renewal
Is it time to renew your membership? To find out if it’s time to renew, contact Liz Ellis Clark at 1- 877-452-2272 or or visit to renew online.


The following is a list of upcoming activities at CASA. Get your calendars out!

March 2017
Save the Date: Canadian Agricultural Safety Week will run from March 12th to the 18th, 2017. Check for updates on this important campaign.

October 2017
Save the Date: CASA's Annual Conference and AGM. Empowering the AgSafe Family: Appealing to Adults, will be held the first week of October in Edmonton, AB. More details to come!
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