The QFA plays an active role in farm safety by keeping farm families and rural residents aware of potential risks. By distributing important safety information, our goal is to prevent accidents and to educate farmers and their families about how they can prevent accidents, improve farm safety and save lives.
Resources for farmers
Creating your own farm safety plan is a strong step to reducing the risk of accidents, injury, and fatalities happening on your farm. QFA has created a handy Get with the Plan leaflet to increase your awareness of farm safety.
Did you know that for every working day lost due to light injury or accident—things like muscle or back strain, cuts, or bruising—the farm business stands to lose hard earned money which could mean the difference between profit and loss?
The following documents include important safety information and tips on how to organize your farm workshop:
- Layout and maintenance of the work area
- Welding and gas cutting
- Dangerous substances and refuse
- Machines and portable power tools
- Hoisting devices and accessories
Many accidents happen as a result of unsafe implement hitching practices. The QFA has worked hard with other organizations to create a guide to help you prevent accidents from happening when hitching implements to tractors and other vehicles.
View the new Safe Implement Hitching Guide, which the QFA was instrumental in creating.
The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is Canada’s lead on farm safety issues and the QFA works closely with them on a number of different projects. Check their website out for more information about farm safety – it will save you money and and may help save lives. They have many useful resources:
Online training for farmers and farm workers
Grants for farmers who have suffered injury
Safety Days to promote awareness surrounding the importance of farm safety
Data and reports on the incidents of injuries on Canadian farms
As a farm worker you are entitled to certain rights if you are injured while at work. To learn more about these rights and how to prevent accidents from happening, view this handy Work Hard, Work Safe booklet.
The regulator in Quebec on all matters relating to workplace safety is the CSST . Check their website out for more information about your legal obligations or contact us if you need support.