In an average year, Canada mourns the loss of over 100 adults and children due to agricultural fatalities. Canadaâ€™s agricultural sector is one of the most hazardous industries in which to work. And yet, while most farmers think safety is important, many continue to take dangerous shortcuts to get the job done.
Producer groups, non-profits, government bodies, industry and researchers formed what is now the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) in 1993 to respond to issues of health and safety in agriculture.
As a national, non-profit organization, CASA promotes farm safety in the agricultural sector. CASAâ€™s vision is a country where no one is hurt farming and CASA works with partners in government, business, and farming organizations across the country to support initiatives that equip producers, their families and their workers with the information and tools needed to make farms a safe place to live, work and play.
CASAâ€™s mandate is multifaceted, and includes:
There are many ways to support farm safety with CASA. Become a sponsor, donate to CASAâ€™s charitable wing the FarmSafe Foundation, become a CASA member (individual, business, non-profit, producer group or government memberships available), or become a Safety Day Coordinator in your community. Contact us for more information or check out our annual reports or brochure!
Help Us Make Farming Safer
Farming can be a dangerous occupation, for producers, workers and their families. But CASA is investing in communities, developing tools, and supporting training to help make farming safer. You can help us build a Canada where no one is hurt farming.