Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week March 9-15th

Did you know?
Canadian Agricultural Safety Week is March 9-15th

According to Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting

statistics, from 1990 to 2008, there were 248 recorded

agricultural fatalities among children under 15

years of age. That’s an average of 13 deaths a year.

Approximately 44 per cent of those fatalities involved

children under the age of five. The most common

causes of child-related fatalities on the farm include

being run over by equipment, drowning, or equipment

rollovers. In many cases, fatalities are work-related,

though the child isn’t necessarily performing the

agricultural task at the time of the injury. So what

can parents do to raise their children in a way that

celebrates farm life, while keeping them safe? The

answer is a lot, but it involves having a really good

understanding of child development levels, abilities and

limitations, as well as when and how to set clear rules

and boundaries, so that everyone stays happy, healthy and happy.

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