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Workshops

Contact the Agricultural Health and Safety Network if you are interested in organizing one of the following workshops in your area.

Farm Safety Plan Workshop

The Agricultural Health and Safety Network is presenting Farm Safety Plan workshops throughout the province.  These workshops are engaging presentations designed to guide participants through a straightforward set of templates.

Workshops will be motivational and instructional for building a Farm Safety Plan, and will focus on areas of concern represented in current Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA) findings such as:
  • Physical risks
  • Long work hours and fatigue
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Farming practice modification
Additional resources on a variety of farm health and safety topics will be available for the producer’s convenience.  The workshop will assist each farm family in the growth and customization of their Farm Safety Plan.

Each participant will leave the workshop with an activated Farm Safety Plan, and the knowledge, confidence, and the momentum to continue developing their own Farm Safety Plan.

Aging Farmers

According to the CAISP program, the percentage of males killed in agricultural incidents was highest for adults aged sixty and over (95.2%).  It is with this information in mind that we focus on techniques to encourage older farmers to practice safer farming techniques.  This workshop includes a wealth of tips and tricks to compensate for the signs of aging.  It is also designed for younger farmers to attend who work with older family members.

Stress and Agriculture

This workshop is based on the popular resource put out by the Network:  “Difficult Times:  Stress on the Farm.” Farmers have a strong tradition of being independent.  The tendency is not to openly talk about problems or ask for support until things are absolutely desperate.  This workshop is a way of enabling farm families to understand stress, its impact, and learn skills to help balance stress when farming in difficult times.

Making Sleep Work for You

This workshop is based on the recently released “Sleepless in Saskatchewan.”  Sleep affects your health and safety.  Getting a proper sleep is vital to the personal well-being, safety, and success of Saskatchewan agricultural producers, those involved in an agricultural lifestyle, as well as those who live and work in rural and urban Saskatchewan.

Caring for the Caregiver in Rural Saskatchewan

Many women are working off the farm while still participating in farm work and caring for growing families.  This workshop is designed to encourage them to take the time to take care of themselves so that they are able to take care of their families.

Respiratory Safety and Hearing Loss Prevention

Recent studies show that older farmers are comparably as healthy as other Canadians, except in the areas of respiratory and hearing health.  These two workshops focus on prevention methods for all farmers to ensure that these two areas of their health are not neglected and that they remain healthy in later years.