A more than $432,000 investment will help Keystone Agricultural Producers establish a new program to provide practical, on-farm expertise, resources and training to enhance on-farm safety. The program will be administered by KAP, with leadership and guidance provided by a Manitoba farm safety council. Services will include:
- Information and resources on OHS regulations, risk-specific tip sheets and signage, and basic safety orientation for farm workers, supervisors and owners
- On-site safety advisors who’ll work directly with farm businesses to identify and address risks
- Commodity-specific farm safety workshops
- Safety awareness training for farm workers and supervisors, as well as hazard-specific training.