October 2011 

Register today

Check out the program and register online today. Book your accommodation at the Westin Bayshore by Tuesday, November 18 to get the special conference rate.    
The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association will hold its annual conference in Vancouver, BC, November 16 - 18, 2011. The conference theme is PLAN.FARM. SAFETY. – checking the plan! Everyone involved in farm safety in Canada – professionals, researchers, producers, suppliers and manufacturers – is invited to share solutions for positive transformation within Canada’s ag safety culture.
Call Diane Wreford for more information (204) 275-8875 or email dwreford@casa-acsa.ca.
Don't miss this funding opportunity!
The FCC Ag Safety Fund offers $100,000 to support safety training for youth, farm operators, farm workers or farm safety trainers across Canada. Charitable and non-profit organizations can apply until October 27, 2011.
Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) are partnering for the second year to provide financial support for safety training programs aimed at keeping farmers, agribusiness operations and employees safe at work.

The fund is intended to help groups deliver agriculture safety training to producers in Canada or provide training for those who will train others in safe agricultural practices.

Programs  with a local or provincial scope are eligible to receive a maximum of $10,000. Programs with a national scope are eligible to receive a maximum of $25,000. The amount of funding awarded will be based on budgeted costs of the proposed project.

To receive funding, programs must meet specific criteria and be completed by December 31, 2013.

Only online applications will be accepted, and successful applicants will be notified in early 2012. Applications will be accepted online until October 27, 2011.

More details are available online at Project Grants on www.planfarmsafety.ca. Or go directly to the FCC AG Safety Fund application form at https://fcc-safety--proposals.sponsor.com/?lang=en.

New hitching guide now online!

Lost the operator manual to your tried and true older tractor? Wondering how to safely tow an older implement with your new high-speed tractor? Find the answers to these and other farm equipment hitching questions in a new guidebook – Safe Implement Hitching.

Jim Wassermann, an engineer with the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute in Saskatchewan, is a member of the team of farmers, engineers and machinery experts that produced the guidebook.

He says they usually work on developing Canadian agricultural machinery standards for the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), “but over the years, we received so many questions from farmers who wanted to hitch up their older equipment safely that we decided to put all the answers into a new guide.”

The 42-page Safe Implement Hitching guidebook is written in farmer-friendly language and features color photos, illustrations and simple tables of data. Wassermann encourages farmers to obtain a copy to use as a supplement for their tractor and implement operator manuals.

Safe Implement Hitching is available as a free, downloadable PDF at http://www.casa-acsa.ca/content/safe-implement-hitching-guide-safe-connection-agricultural-tractors-implements , www.aem.org and www.pami.ca. It will also be made available to farm safety organizations across Canada and the USA.

Safe Implement Hitching
was produced with financial support from the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).
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