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Confined spaces workshop kicks off national farm safety conference in Winnipeg November 15 – 17

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Media release
Canadian Agricultural Safety Association

Winnipeg, October 20, 2010: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is working
to keep farmers out of tight spots. CASA will open its annual conference in Winnipeg November
15 with an inter-active workshop on safety in confined agricultural spaces.

The six-hour workshop will be led by two of North America’s leading confined space safety
experts – Neil McManus , consulting industrial hygienist, NorthWest Occupational Health &
Safety and Scott Fraser of the Farm and Ranch Safety and Health Association in BC.

They’ll provide basic training to prevent and investigate confined spaces injuries and fatalities.
They’ll explain some of the most recent high profile confined spaces incidents, exposing
information never before released.

The cost is $25.00 for the 8:30am – 2:30pm interactive workshop set for Monday, November 15
at the Hilton Airport Suites Hotel. Registration includes lunch.

Call 1-877-452-2272 and let Stella at CASA know you’re coming. You can pay at the door on
November 15, 2010 at the Hilton Suites Airport hotel, 1800 Wellington Ave, Winnipeg.

The workshop is part of the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association’s annual conference in
Winnipeg November 15 – 17. About 70 farmers, safety professionals, suppliers, trainers,
manufacturers and researchers are expected to attend. The conference theme is PLAN.FARM.
SAFETY. – working the plan.

Most farmers say farm safety is a priority in their operation but they want more training and tools
to help minimize safety risks for themselves, their families and employees. That’s why CASA is
holding a conference to understand what’s needed and plan next steps to support regional and
national ag safety programs that will make a difference.

Register at http://conference.casa-acsa.ca/registration/english/default.aspx.

Media contact:
Diane Wreford
(204) 275-8874