Personal protective equipment is apparel and devices worn to protect the body from contact with pesticides or pesticide residues, including aprons, chemical-resistant suits, coveralls, footwear, gloves, headgear, protective eyewear and respirators. This brochure (and related video) focus on some of the basics of personal protective equipment (PPE) but does NOT substitute for following the pesticide product label, the PPE user instructions, and all applicable government regulations.

Download this booklet on ATV safety for agricultural workers.This is an overview of the hazards associated with all terrain vehicles (ATV) and how to use them safely for agriculture. It includes the current requirements of The Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act and its accompanying Regulation, as they apply to ATV use in Manitoba agricultural operations.

There were 22 work related deaths on Alberta farms in 2010. Of the 22 deaths, 19 were males, 12 were 60 or over, and 3 were children. Four incidents were electrocutions, and another four involved either baling or moving bales.$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/aet13526

Download a booklet focusing on the latest information and discoveries re farm animals, zoonotic diseases, and bio-security issues. 

A WorkSafeBC booklet and CD called "Agricultural Equipment Safety" re-produced by the Farm and Ranch Safety and Health Association of BC.  To order click here.

Agricultural Fatalities and Hospitalizations in Ontario 1990-2008 includes an analysis of 18 years of Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting (CAIR) fatal and hospitalized agricultural injury data in the province of Ontario.  The purpose of the report is to describe the magnitude of the agricultural injury problem in Ontario and to examine age-related patterns of injury. 

Download a four-page fact sheet on agricultural lockout here.

Download a factsheet entitled Agricultural/Industrial Mowers here.

Are Aging Farmers at Risk at Work?  
Agriculture has always been recognized as a dangerous occupation, especially for farmers and farm workers over the age of 60.

An illustrated handbook from WorkSafeBC that explains how the back works, provides tips for avoiding injury, and shows how to care for the back during recovery. The booklet also covers situations that can cause excessive loads and describes ways to reduce the risk of injury. Download here.