Effective July 11, 2021, Saskatchewan entered Step Three of the Re-Opening Roadmap and the public health order relative to COVID-19 was lifted. All restrictions related to the public health order were removed as of that date.
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Agriculture is one of Saskatchewan's largest and most hazardous industries. Incidents occur more often between seeding and harvest, and can cause needless suffering and consequently reduce farm revenues.
Approximately 13 people are killed on Saskatchewan farms each year. Of these fatal injuries, most involve machinery and equipment. Most incidents occur in the farm yard.
(Statistics provided by the Saskatchewan Farm Injury Surveillance Program at the University of Saskatchewan.)
Everyone can do their part to help make Saskatchewan farms safer. Some tips to remember while farming include:
If you are a farmer, you are not exempt from Saskatchewan's health and safety laws. The Saskatchewan Employment Act (Act) covers the health and safety of both farmers and farm workers, especially where an employer-employee relationship exists.
As a farmer or farm operator who employs farm workers, you must:
A farm worker:
General Farm Safety Information
Children on the Farm
Visit Canada Safety Council for information specific to children on the farm.
You may be interested in the information the Occupational Health and Safety Division provides about working outdoors.
Business and Industry
Farmers, producers, ranchers, and agriculture businesses may be interested in information on crops and marketing options, land, livestock and business management, including new knowledge, skills and innovations.
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