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Category: Safety

Watch for the dangers of heat stress during harvest

By: Jessika Guse

August 23, 2018

Harvest is underway across Canada and the heat is as variable as the crops this year. In parts of Ontario, the third week of August was the coolest...Read more »

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ATV safety — do you wear a helmet on the farm?

By: Kara Oosterhuis

August 10, 2017

When people go trail riding or use their ATV for recreational use, wearing a helmet is something that most don’t blink an eye to. They do it with...Read more »

Taking risk out of climbing grain bins

By: Realag Machinery Insider

July 25, 2017

It’s hard to say how many injuries occur or work hours are lost on North American farms due to falls while climbing grain bins. They don’t all...Read more »

Numbers show power line incidents spike during seeding

By: Kelvin Heppner

May 26, 2017

There were 23 cases of farm equipment coming in contact with power lines or poles in Saskatchewan last week, according to SaskPower. At last count,...Read more »

We can thank technology for 24% of the U.S. corn crop being planted in one week

By: Shaun Haney

May 17, 2017

Have you ever looked across the road at the neighbour and thought, “Man, he has a lot of equipment for the acres he farms!” I think that...Read more »

17 tips for getting equipment unstuck

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 11, 2017

The combination of wet weather and the need to get this year’s crop in the ground is producing a predictable result this spring: pictures...Read more »

Five ways for your tractor to burn to the ground

By: Rhett Soveran

May 5, 2017

(screen cap from @JoshRCrabb, Twitter)

I don’t have my numbers in front of me, but it seems to me that the chances of encountering a “perfect storm” in agriculture are much higher...Read more »

BeGrainSafe Receives $375,000 in Federal Funding

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 14, 2017

The federal government is joining industry partners, including RealAgriculture, in funding the Canadian Ag Safety Association’s new grain safety...Read more »

Entrapment Risk Elevated With Out-of-Condition Grain in the Bin

By: Kelvin Heppner

February 24, 2017

The tough harvest conditions on the prairies last fall were unforeseen when planning began for Canada’s first grain entrapment awareness and...Read more »

BeGrainSafe Sees Official Launch at Manitoba AgDays

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 16, 2017

The Canadian Ag Safety Association plans to have a mobile grain entrapment demo and training unit on the road this spring (CASA/Twitter).

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is officially launching BeGrainSafe, its new grain safety program. The official launch of...Read more »

Keystone Agriculture Producers to Head Up Farm Safety Initiative

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 3, 2016

Manitoba’s Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) is establishing a new farm safety program to provide practical, on-farm expertise, resources, and...Read more »

The Tragic Story of Layne and Swoop – Be Grain Safe

By: Shaun Haney

June 26, 2016

When an accident happens people always say, “it all happened so fast.” This is very true. In an instant, precious life can turn to tragic ending....Read more »

Developing a Farm Evacuation Plan

By: Debra Murphy

May 6, 2016

Photo by Debra Murphy.

For the majority of us on the sidelines of the Fort McMurray fire, it is impossible to understand what evacuees are going through. Many...Read more »

Criticism of Alberta Farm Safety Advisory Council Being Cut is Overblown

By: Shaun Haney

April 21, 2016

Last week when the Alberta Government released its budget, certain third party agencies and councils were relieved of their duties. Much of the...Read more »

Common Sense^2 — How to Apply Lean Principles to the Farm

By: Kelvin Heppner

April 8, 2016

Rob Hannam speaking on TechTour LIVE.

What do you want to improve on your farm this spring? As part of TechTour LIVE last month, Rob Hannam of Synthesis Agri-Food Network encouraged...Read more »