Personal Safety on Farms

Work and play don’t mix on farms.

Farm related injuries claim over 100 lives every year in Canada, far exceeding any other home‐based business.

From 1990 to 2000, there were 109 children from ages 1 to 6 years who died as a result of agricultural injuries. Children who grow up on a farm live in a workplace – one that exposes them to machinery, chemicals, livestock and many other hazards. The best way to keep youngsters away from potential risks is to have a specifically designated play area in the farm yard and to explore more of our safety tips specific to farm operations.

Source: Canada Safety Council

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