Agricultural Road Safety

Every person driving or operating a motor vehicle on a highway or any public road must drive in a careful and safe manner. As a farm equipment operator and owner, you are responsible for ensuring that your equipment meets regulated requirements. You are also responsible for ensuring you are licensed to drive or tow farm equipment.

The purpose of this training session is to give an overview of the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act and Regulations as it applies to the agricultural industry.

The Farm Safety Nova Scotia Agricultural Road Safety Course will provide an introduction to the following general agricultural road safety topics:

• Definitions

• Laws and regulations

• Farm truck and equipment rules

• Hazards

• Hazard controls



Animal Handling

Working safely with animals encompasses not only the people and the animals, but also the facilities, equipment, and the procedures used.

Animals sense their surroundings differently than humans and therefore require special consideration when handling.

Each animal has its own personality which also requires consideration when working with animals.

This course is to provide introductory information for workers who would like to work with agricultural animals and livestock and who have minimal experience working with agriculture animals and livestock.

The Farm Safety Nova Scotia Animal Handling course will provide an introduction to the following general topics for each farm animal species of cattle, swine, sheep, avian & Furbearers.

• Animal behaviour

• Animal handling practices

• Zoonotic Diseases

• Biosecurity

• Personal Protective Equipment



Intro to Farm Safety – SPANISH

Intro to Farm Safety is a brief introduction and overview of safety on the farm in Spanish through the identification of hazards, evaluation of hazards for risk, identifying hazard controls, and implementing the hazard controls to prevent incident and injury on the farm.

Topics covered are:

  1. Farm Policies
  2. Safety Rules
  3. Workers Legislative Rights
  4. Roles & Responsibilities
  5. Hazards on the Farm
  6. Identifying Hazards
  7. Hazard Assessment Process
  8. Hazard Controls
  9. Inspections
  10. Training
  11. Incident Reporting & Investigation
  12. Emergency Preparedness & Response
  13. Communication


WHMIS 2015 – SPANISH

This course is designed to educate a worker, supervisor, manager, and/or farmer on the major elements of the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). The participant is taught in Spanish how to implement a WHMIS Program in compliance with existing legislation.

WHMIS is an OHS Regulatory Requirement: All those working with or in proximity to chemicals require training.

Learning & Performance Outcomes:

  1. Understand the WHMIS system as it relates to the Global Harmonized System.
  2. Identify Hazard Pictograms.
  3. Read labels and understand the different types of labels.
  4. Learn the sections of Safety Data Sheets and how to use them in the workplace.
  5. Apply the information learned to use, handle and store chemicals on the farm.


WHMIS 2015

This course is designed to educate a worker, supervisor, manager, and/or farmer on the major elements of the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). The participant is taught how to implement a WHMIS Program in compliance with existing legislation.

WHMIS is an OHS Regulatory Requirement: All those working with or in proximity to chemicals require training.

Learning & Performance Outcomes:

  1. Understand the WHMIS system as it relates to the Global Harmonized System.
  2. Identify Hazard Pictograms.
  3. Read labels and understand the different types of labels.
  4. Learn the sections of Safety Data Sheets and how to use them in the workplace.
  5. Apply the information learned to use, handle and store chemicals on the farm.

 



Introduction to Farm Safety

Intro to Farm Safety is a brief introduction and overview of safety on the farm through the identification of hazards, evaluation of hazards for risk, identifying hazard controls, and implementing the hazard controls to prevent incident and injury on the farm.

Topics covered are:

  1. Farm Policies
  2. Safety Rules
  3. Workers Legislative Rights
  4. Roles & Responsibilities
  5. Hazards on the Farm
  6. Identifying Hazards
  7. Hazard Assessment Process
  8. Hazard Controls
  9. Inspections
  10. Training
  11. Incident Reporting & Investigation
  12. Emergency Preparedness & Response
  13. Communication


Events

  1. Forklift Operator Training

    October 15
  2. How to Access CSA Standards Referenced in OHS Legislation! Webinar

    October 15 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  3. Farmers Safety Corner

    October 21 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Fall Protection

    October 22

Contact Us

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East Mountain, N.S.
B6L 2Z2

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e: info@farmsafetyns.ca

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