March 11, 2019 2:47 pm

Agricultural Safety Week in Saskatchewan aims at empowering farm families

The government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed March 10-16 as Agricultural Safety Week in the province.

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Saskatchewan has officially declared March 10-16 as Agricultural Safety Week, focusing on raising awareness of on-farm safety.

“Self-care is a vital piece of farm safety. This week serves as an important reminder to take care of ourselves by getting adequate rest, taking breaks and being aware of dangerous areas where we work,” Agriculture Minister David Marit said.

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“Safety should be top of mind because at the end of the day we all want to come home safely to our families.”

Saskatchewan’s Agricultural Safety Week, in conjunction with Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, is recognized every year.

“Regardless of the injury, safety is the responsibility of everyone,” Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan said.

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“We encourage everyone to keep their mind on the task at hand and think about safety in everything that you do.”

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week focuses on creating safe and strong farms through empowering farmers, families and farming communities.

The goal is to be seen as a leader in safety and sustainability when it comes to agricultural.

To learn more visit www.saskatchewan.ca/farmsafety.

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