APG Pleased to Support Grain Safety Program SEP 20 2016 | Producers | News Release
The Alberta Pulse Growers (APG) is pleased to provide farm safety awareness by investing $30,000 in a multi-year commitment to the Grain Safety Program operated by the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA).
The Grain Safety Program includes the building of a mobile demonstration unit that can function as an awareness and training tool to help prevent incidents of people being trapped in grain, which CASA notes is on the rise across Canada.
“APG’s support of the Grain Safety Program is about reducing injuries and deaths on Alberta farms,” said APG Chair Allison Ammeter, who farms near Sylvan Lake. “Our directors felt that it is important for all producers, their families and their employees to take steps to prevent injuries on their farms, and we want to help them get the best information to stay safe around grain.”
The primary purpose of the program is to save lives, said CASA Executive Director Marcel Hacault.
“The mobile unit will be used to raise awareness about the hazards of moving grain,” he said. “It will also be available for training first responders in rescue techniques and by larger farms to develop customized emergency procedures.”