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Sask Wheat Latest Producer Organization to Support BeGrainSafe

Winnipeg, March 28, 2017 – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce that the Sask Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) is the latest producer organization to support BeGrainSafe, CASA’s grain safety program. Sask Wheat has committed $10,000 a year for the next three years.

“Producer support of this program is vital,” says Marcel Hacault, CASA’s Executive Director. “Sask Wheat, along with the other BeGrainSafe supporters, have a true understanding of the dangers farmers face when working with moving grain.”

BeGrainSafe, a new project focusing on preventing grain entrapment, launched in Brandon, Manitoba in January. The program will focus on the three Prairie Provinces in its initial phase and will provide general grain hazard awareness to the public, focused rescue training to first responders and will be available for workplaces that want to develop in-depth grain entrapment prevention and emergency plans.

“Keeping farmers and their families safe year round is so important to Sask Wheat and everyone in Saskatchewan’s agriculture community,” says Sask Wheat Chair Bill Gehl. “We know too many families that have been hurt by unfortunate farm accidents. By supporting the BeGrainSafe program, we hope to keep farm families safe by raising the awareness of the dangers that exist on the farm while also giving first responders the training they need to help farmers in emergency situations.”

About the BeGrainSafe Program

The BeGrainSafe Program is an initiative of the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association and is supported by sponsors and donors including: Growing Forward 2, G3, Crop Production Services, Canadian Canola Growers Association, CN, Alberta Canola Producers Commission, Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission, Manitoba Canola Growers Association, Red Deer County, Alberta Pulse Growers, Alberta Wheat Commission, Sask Wheat, Viterra, Prairie Oat Growers Association, Manitoba Ag Days, DuPont, Manitoba Corn Growers Association, and Real Agriculture. For more information about the BeGrainSafe program, visit casa-acsa.ca/BeGrainSafe.

About the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and safety of farmers, their families and agricultural workers. CASA is funded in part by Growing Forward 2, a federal, provincial and territorial initiative and receives additional support from the agricultural and corporate sectors. For more information, visit www.casa-acsa.ca, find us on Facebook or LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter @planfarmsafety.

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For more information contact: Robin Anderson, Communications Coordinator, CASA/ACSA, 877-452-2272 or randerson@casa-acsa.ca