With the changing of the season, the to-do list for Canadian farmers is long… but time is short. Cultivating Safety Between the Rows is back with timely safety expertise, resources and solutions to protect your farms greatest asset.
As the workload increases, cool temperatures and dwindling daylight create a persistent sense of urgency, Hosts Kristin Hoffman, WSPS Consultant, and Gord Gilmour, Glacier FarmMedia, talk to the experts for advice on how to minimize risk and avoid accidents.
In this episode, Sheila James, long time cattle farmer and WSPS Consultant, reviews safe practices for livestock handling including animal behaviours and strategies to prevent injury.
In the second half of the show, Sara Lovell, WSPS Occupational Hygienist, highlights some of the top noise culprits on the farm and shares guidance on how to preserve and protect your hearing.
RESOURCES FOR LIVESTOCK HANDLING
Large Animal Handling Capsule Video Series
Understanding Animal Characteristics and Behaviours
How to Approach Large Animals Safely
Personal Protective Equipment
General Precautions for Large Animal Handling
Safe Handling of Farm Animals Tailgate Talk
Handling Large Animals Safely Fact Sheet
Canadian Agricultural Safety Association
Low Stress Cattle Handling
Safe Handling of Cattle Toolbox Talks
Resources for Hearing Protection
Agricultural Safety Topic: Protecting Against Noise
Stop Think Act Video: Noise
Agriculture & Horticulture Safety Centre