Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) is an annual public campaign committed to raising awareness about the importance of safe agriculture.
In 2021, Safe & Strong Farms: Lead an AgSafe Canada runs from March 14 to 20 and is the final year of a three-year campaign celebrating farm safety across Canada.
The aim of the campaign is to empower farmers, farm families and farming communities to build (2019), grow (2020), and lead (2021) the agricultural industry in safety and sustainability.
This year, organizers are focusing on supporting farm safety leadership through resources, safety advice articles, and much more including a free public webinar “Be AgSafe, Stay Rail Smart”on March 16.
The AgSafe Ribbon campaign also returns for CASW, but with a bit of a different look from previous years.
For 2021, the ribbon campaign is going digital and can be shared on social media as a way to raise awareness and start conversations about the importance of farm safety.
The digital AgSafe Ribbon can be found on the CASW website at agsafetyweek.ca.
“This year is all about celebrating the leaders in agricultural safety and health,” says Andrea Lear, CASA’s CEO. “Farmers, farming communities, ag businesses, farm safety partners, and other farm safety champions are doing great work keeping Canadian farms safe and strong.”
The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and safety of farmers, their families and agricultural workers.
CASA is funded in part by the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal, provincial and territorial initiative.