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Sask. farmers encouraged to focus on safety for Agricultural Safety Week

Agricultural Safety Week is in full swing in Saskatchewan in an effort to encourage farmers to make safety their number-one priority as a busy season approaches.
Agricultural Safety Week is in full swing in Saskatchewan in an effort to encourage farmers to make safety their number-one priority as a busy season approaches. File Photo / Global News

Agricultural Safety Week is in full swing in Saskatchewan in an effort to encourage farmers to make safety their number-one priority as a busy season approaches.

The Saskatchewan government has proclaimed Agriculture Safety Week from March 11 – 17 in an effort to remind farmers to take all necessary steps to prevent injuries and to stay rested and alert heading into a busy season.

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“This week helps to remind farmers and ranchers to keep farm safety at the forefront of any operation year round,” Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart said.

“Taking steps to prevent injuries on the farm must always be a priority.”

Saskatchewan’s Agricultural Safety Week is recognized in conjunction with Canadian Agricultural Safety Week and represents a partnership between the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture as a way to raise awareness of on-farm safety issues.

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This year, Agriculture Safety Week will embark on their third year with the “Be an AgSafe Family” theme, which is aimed at empowering farm families with the information they need to help everyone, including kids and seniors, stay safe on the farm.