May 6, 2015
CASA to offer free farm safety training online

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is offering three online farm safety training courses free of charge until May 31 courtesy of Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI).

Each year, CASA and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) partner to present Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW). CASW is an annual public education campaign focusing on the importance of safe agriculture. The 2015 theme “Be the Difference” encourages all Canadians to make a difference for farm safety.

“Farmers and farm workers can access this training directly from their home computers,” says Marcel Hacault, executive director of CASA. “We know that removing barriers to training is an important part of improving the safety of Canadian farmers.”

CASA has teamed up with FCC and CFI to make all three training courses available at no cost until May 31, 2015.

“We are committed to helping producers and the agriculture industry achieve success, and that includes keeping people safe when doing farm work,” says Brenda Stasuik, FCC director of corporate social responsibility. “We’re pleased to offer these training courses to empower farmers and their families to stay safe on the farm.”

Once registered, participants have the option of taking one or all of the courses offered. Each course takes approximately 45-60 minutes to complete and offers a quiz at the end of the learning experience. Currently, the on-line training is available in English.

After May 31, 2015, the courses will still be available, but at a charge. To access the new on-line training courses, please visit CASA’s website and click “Training.”


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