Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) in Nova Scotia

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) in Nova Scotia!

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) is a public awareness campaign focusing on the importance of farm safety. CASW takes place every year during the third week of March. In 2023, CASW takes place March 12–18.

In support of CASW look for Dealership Discounts!

Visit any location one of these dealerships to save 20% on select safety related items. This offer is in place for the entire month of March.

How do we observe CASW?
Farm Safety Nova Scotia (FSNS) is hosting a number of events that are open to the agriculture community—farmers, workers, farm families, commodities, and industry extension and support staff!

Farm Safety Nova Scotia has planned three panel sessions for CASW, all in line with the goal of offering practical safety advice to Nova Scotia’s farm community.

Natural Disasters and Agriculture – March 13, 1-2 pm online

Join panelists from  Safety Services Nova Scotia, Animal Health Canada and Nova Scotia farms for a discussion on Emergency Preparedness and coping with Natural Disasters.

Panelists will present and discuss topics relating to natural disasters as well as answer questions from participants.

An Overview of NS Occupational Health and SafetyUnderstanding Your Rights and Responsibilities in the Workplace – March 15, 1-2 pm online or in person at NSFA Offices

This presentation by Safety Advisor Sterling Kendall of the Occupational Health and Safety Division, NS Department of Labour, Skills & Immigration will cover:

  • An introduction to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its associated Regulations;
  • Understanding the Internal Responsibility System (IRS) and its application to your workplace;
  • The role of the Health and Safety Division in supporting the IRS and what to expect if/when an OHS Safety Officer inspects your workplace;
  • The Rights and Responsibilities of all workers and how to properly exercise them in their workplace;
  • How to quickly access workplace health and safety information and report safety concerns

Keeping Youth Safe on the Farm – March 17, 1-2 pm online

An online panel discussion  covering many aspects of youth safety.  Participants include a Safety Advisor from OHS, a provincial 4-H staff member and farmers.

Panelists will talk about their roles in keeping youth safe, and there will be an opportunity for questions.

To register for any of the three panel session, check the events calendar on the Farm Safety NS website, and click on the day and event.

AgSafe Ribbon Campaign

CASA is asking all Canadians to join us in celebrating Your Farm, Your Family, Your Success! The AgSafe Ribbon Campaign is a celebration of Canadian Agricultural Safety Week and a way to declare your support and raise awareness about farm safety.

How Can You Participate?

Use the AgSafe Ribbon to:

  • start a discussion about farm safety with your friends, family, and community.
  • declare you are a farm safety champion.
  • tell your story about why farm safety is important to you.

The Canadian Agriculture Safety Association (CASA) would love to see your photos! Connect with them on social media and use the hashtag #FarmSafetyEveryday when talking about the AgSafe Ribbon Campaign.

Physical ribbons are a great way to wear your support. Contact to order (free of charge!) ribbons for your farm, workplace, or community. AGSafe ribbons are also available at some locations of dealerships participating in the dealer discount.

Thank you to our 2023 CASW partners!

  • 4-H Nova Scotia
  • Safety Services Nova Scotia
  • LSI – Safety Branch
  • Animal Health Canada
  • Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP)