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Passport to Safety Contest

Passport to Safety Contest

Health & Safety Training:

Health and safety training is key in preventing incident and injury on the farm. Farm Safety Nova Scotia offers health and safety training either online or in workshop and webinar format with training partners.

Eligibility:

To enter the contest, you must be a resident of Nova Scotia, Farm Safety Nova Scotia social media follower, reader of the E-news, or a member of the NSFA. No purchase is necessary to enter.

Winning Categories:

  • Earn points for the courses taken; each course is worth 3 points, earning a maximum of 48 points.
  • 10 bonus points will be given to those who complete the OHS Scavenger Hunt!
  • The top three-point earners will receive a prize.

Prizes:

Farm Safety Nova Scotia Prize Package.

Deadline:

Contest start date is March 1, 2021. Submissions must be received by 4:30 pm on May 31, 2021. Entries can be mailed to Farm Safety Nova Scotia, faxed to 902-893-7063, or feel free to scan and email them to info@farmsafetyns.ca.

Restrictions:

Limit one entry per learner. Courses with expiry dates that are past their expiry dates do not qualify for points.

Scope:

There are 16 courses in the Passport to Safety. The courses are described and there is space to note when the course was taken and/or the expiry date. With the digital or printed copy of the Passport, note the training you have already taken by adding the date and/or expiry date. The courses you haven’t taken, attend the course through workshops or webinars or take it through an online course offered on the Farm Safety Nova Scotia Website. Online courses, endorsement testing, chainsaw safety, and lockout do not expire.  Each course taken will be worth 3 points. The top three-point earners will receive a Farm Safety Nova Scotia Prize Pack.

Hints and Tips to help you get started:

The following courses are available online on the Farm Safety Nova Scotia Website:

  1. Introduction to Farm Safety
  2. WHMIS 2015
  3. Tractor and Farm Machinery (applies toward Tractor Safety Awareness & Farm Implement Operation)
  4. Skidsteer Safety Awareness
  5. Agriculture Road Safety
  6. Animal Handling

Gear Up for Ag is scheduled for March 16 from 9:30am – 11:30pm or 1:30-3:00pm. Enroll today.

Offered through training partners of Farm Safety Nova Scotia are the following:

  1. Pesticide Safety
  2. Chainsaw Safety
  3. First Aid
  4. Forklift
  5. Confined Space
  6. Lockout
  7. Fall Protection
  8. Endorsement Testing

Contact Farm Safety Nova Scotia at 902-957-2785 or info@farmsafety.ca to schedule a course with one of our training partners.

Bonus Points:

10 bonus points can be earned by completing the online OHS Scavenger Hunt found with our Available Online Courses. Note that you have taken this course by adding it in the space provided at the back of the Passport to Safety under “Add Your Own Course.”

Personal Information:

Please include the following information with your submission: first and last name, mailing address, phone number, and email address, if you have one.  By participating, contest entrants: (1) represent that they have complied with these Official Contest Rules; (2) grant Farm Safety Nova Scotia the right to use their name, town/city, province, and likeness, (3) release Farm Safety Nova Scotia from all liability in connection with this Contest. Farm Safety Nova Scotia is not responsible for lost, late or misdirected entries, or incomplete/incorrect entries.

Submission Information:

If mailing your submission, please send a copy; the original is yours to keep. Copies can be scanned, photocopied or pictures taken of the original Passport to Safety.

Mail: Farm Safety Nova Scotia, 7 Atlantic Central Drive, East

Mountain, NS B6L 2Z2

E-Mail: info@farmsafetyns.ca

Fax: 902-893-7063

 

To download full contest details, click Passport to Safety.

Click Passport to Safety to download a digital copy of the Passport.

For a printed copy of the Passport to Safety contact Farm Safety Nova Scotia at one of the methods above.

Safety Essay or Short Story

SAFETY ESSAY OR SHORT STORY

Ready.  Set.  Author.

We want to hear you!!!!  We are looking for an essay or short story of any length describing a time on the farm where an unsafe act or condition existed and what you did about it, how it affected you, and what was done to prevent the incident from happening again.

Eligibility:

To enter the essay or short story contest, you need to be between the ages of 12 and 18 years old.  You must be a resident of Nova Scotia.  Your parents are not required to be a member of the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture.  No purchase is necessary to enter.

Winning Categories:

Entries will be judged by the Farm Safety Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture staff.  Essays and short stories will be judged based on the following categories and there will be one winner for each category:

  1. Impact of the Story
  2. Literary Style, Grammar, & Spelling
  3. Staff Favorite

Winners will be contacted by phone or e-mail.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Prizes:

Choose from Farm Safety Prize pack, Snowshoes up to a value of $100, or hockey/figure skates up to a value of $100.

Deadline:

Contest start date is March 14, 2021.  Submissions must be received by 4:30 pm on March 31, 2021. Entries can be dropped off, faxed, or mailed to Farm Safety Nova Scotia or feel free to scan and email them to info@farmsafetyns.ca.

Restrictions:

Limit one entry per person. The essay or short story can be hand written or typed.  The essay or short story can be any length.  Help from friends and family is permitted.

Personal Information:

Please include the following information on your essay or short story: first and last name, age, mailing address, phone number, and email address, can be yours or your parents.

By participating, contest entrants: (1) represent that they have complied with these Official Contest Rules; (2) have received parental consent and grant Farm Safety Nova Scotia the right to use his or her name, town/city, province, and likeness, (3) release Farm Safety Nova Scotia from all liability in connection with this Contest.  Farm Safety Nova Scotia is not responsible for lost, late or misdirected entries, or incomplete/incorrect entries.

To download full contest details, click Safety Essay.

Fill In The Blanks

Fill In The Blanks

CASW is an annual campaign to empower farms, farm families and farm communities to build and grow, and lead the agricultural industry in safety and sustainability.  Farm Safety Nova Scotia fully supports CASW to give the resources that farms in Nova Scotia need to protect their farms, farm families and farm communities.

Download the Fill in the Blanks to discover the do’s and don’ts of safety on the Farm.

Eligibility:

To enter the Fill in the Blanks contest, you need to be between the ages of 5 and 10 years old.  You must be a resident of Nova Scotia.  Your parents are not required to be a member of the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture.  No purchase is necessary to enter.

Winning Categories:

All entries with the correct answers will be entered into a draw.  The draw will take place on April 1, 2021.  Winners will be contacted by phone or e-mail.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Prizes:

Toy Tractor from Tidal Tractor.

Deadline:

Contest start date is March 14, 2021.  Submissions must be received by 4:30 pm on March 31, 2021. Entries can be dropped off, faxed, or mailed to Farm Safety Nova Scotia or feel free to scan and email them to info@farmsafetyns.ca.

Restrictions:

Limit one entry per person.  Help from friends and family is permitted.

Personal Information:

Please include the following information on your submission: first and last name, age, mailing address, phone number, and email address, can be yours or your parents.

By participating, contest entrants: (1) represent that they have complied with these Official Contest Rules; (2) have received parental consent and grant Farm Safety Nova Scotia the right to use his or her name, town/city, province, and likeness, (3) release Farm Safety Nova Scotia from all liability in connection with this Contest.  Farm Safety Nova Scotia is not responsible for lost, late or misdirected entries, or incomplete/incorrect entries.

To download the questions,  click Fill in the Blanks

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