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Health & Safety Guidelines / Manuals

FSA has developed a number of manuals to use by clients to provide information about specific workplace hazards. Check below for more information on the manuals.

Silo Safety and Incident PreventionSilo Safety and Incident Prevention

Click here to download the Silo Safety Booklet (19 pages) or the booklet can be ordered at a cost of $2.00 plus shipping and handling by calling the Guelph Office

 

Preventing Farm Incidents Caused by Moving PartsPreventing Farm Incidents Caused by Moving Parts

Click here to download the Booklet (30 pages) or the booklet can be ordered at a cost of $2.00 plus shipping and handling by calling the Guelph Office

 

Stretches & Postures at WorkStretches & Postures at Work

New!

With the safety and health of the worker in mind, this stretching booklet helps in preventing injury, decreases worker fatigue and increases worker productivity. Also available in Spanish.

Click here to download the English Stretching Booklet (16 pages)

Click here to download the Spanish Stretching Booklet (16 pages)

ATV Safety for Agricultural Workers

ATV Safety for Agricultural WorkersMany farms have all terrain vehicles (ATVs) to get around with. Although valuable tools in many situations. ATVs can be extremely dangerous in the hands of an untrained person.

This booklet talks about the potential dangers when operating an ATV on the farm. It also outlines what personal protective gear should be worn and how to perform a pre-trip inspection. It gives the operator some ATV handling tips in various situations such as on hills and slopes, going through water and around sharp curves.

Click here to download the manual (42 pages)

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On Guard!

On Guard!You need to ensure that your equipment is shielded and guarded to avoid any entanglement. Some of your equipment may have exposed moving parts because shields have been removed.

This new booklet produced by the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI) and reprinted by the Farm Safety Association will assist you in building your own guards for many specific equipments to meet some basic guarding standards.

Click here to download the manual.(50 pages)

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Creating Safe Play Areas on Farms

Creating Safe Play Areas on FarmsWant to keep the kids safe while you’re working? Over the last 25 years in Ontario, 1 out of 5 fatalities have been children. This booklet talks about how you can create safe play areas on your farm from proper supervision. Remember that every child deserves a safe place to play. Click here to download the manual (32 pages).

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Arborist Industry Safe Work Practices 3rd edition

Arborist Manual The Arborist Safe Work Practices (ASWP) contain arboricultural safety requirements for planting, pruning, repairing, maintaining and removing woody plants, cutting brush and for using equipment in such operations, outside of the Construction or Industrial Legislated Limits of Approach to energized electrical apparatus. Download from the WSPS website
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Employer's Package

Employer's PackageDetails:

The Employer’s Package was compiled for the convenience of all Ontario Farming workplaces in an
effort to educate and build awareness of the three primary acts which impact labour in this sector.
These Acts include: Employment Standards Act (ESA), Workplace Safety & Insurance Act (WSIA) and the Occupational Health & Safety Act (OHSA).

In collecting the information contained in this package, the Farm Safety Association made every effort to provide materials that would be the most useful and relevant to any workplace in the development of an initial Health and Safety Program.

The intention of the package is to provide the support materials needed to start on the road to developing a strong health and safety culture for your working environment. Please note that this
package is by no means all-inclusive, but rather a stepping-stone in the right direction.

Copy of the complete package can be obtained for $21.50 plus shipping and handling by phoning the Guelph Office. Click here to download the order form

The documents are also available to download for free in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format .

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Health and Safety Guidelines for New and Experienced Tractor Operators

Health and Safety Guidelines for New and Experienced Tractor OperatorsDetails:

The Association over the years had developed several manuals regarding Tractor operation. During 2005 a new manual was produced to strengthen employers knowledge of tractor hazards and assist in establishing their workplace training program for tractor operation. Incidents involving tractors are still the single most hazardous and tragic in the farm workplace and account for more than 30% of the farm workplace fatalities. Many of these incidents could be avoided if parents and employers properly trained and supervised their family members and workers on safe operations of tractors. Order your copy by calling the Guelph Office.

Download the manual (97 pages) or order your copy by calling the Guelph Office

 

Health and Safety Guidelines For Agriculture, Horticulture and Landscape Employers and Employees.

This guideline highlights the hazards associated with working in agriculture, horticulture and landscape industries and provides safe work guidelines to reduce or eliminate risk.

Download from the WSPS website.

 
Health And Safety Guidelines For Ontario Greenhouses

Health And Safety Guidelines For Ontario Greenhouses Details:

This new full colour 67 page manual will assist Ontario greenhouse operators in developing a comprehensive health and safety program for employees. The manual looks at setting up a safety program as well as employee training for due diligence. Everything from safety committees to accident investigation is covered. Hazard identification and workplace inspection, as well as tips on robots in the automated greenhouse are highlighted. There are also a number of ready to use checklists covering various aspects of inspection. Developed in conjunction with The Ontario Greenhouse Alliance, content will meet the industry’s current needs.

Download the manual (67 pages) or order your copy by calling the Guelph Office

Health and Safety Guidelines for Ontario Poultry Producers
Health and Safety Guidelines for Ontario Poultry Producers
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Protecting employees as well as contracted services for the poultry farm is the major theme of this set of guidelines. The 48 page manual looks at various aspects of safety including bio security, respiratory hazards, as well as employee orientation and training. It can serve as a starting point for developing a comprehensive safety program for your operation. Download the manual

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Health And Safety Guidelines For Ontario Pork Producers

Health And Safety Guidelines For Ontario Pork Producers
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Developing health and safety programs for your employees is the major theme in this manual. Developed with the cooperation of Ontario Pork, the 96 page manual covers various aspects of setting up employee training programs in a swine operation. It looks at potential hazards employees may encounter including respiratory, mechanical and environmental. Download the manual

 
Health & Safety Guidelines for Ontario Dairy Farms

Health & Safety Guidelines for Ontario Dairy Farms Details:

Developing a health and safety program for your dairy farm employees is the major theme in this manual. This 101 page manual covers various aspects of a good health and safety program in a dairy operation. It examines potential hazards that employees may encounter and how to deal with them. A must for every dairy employer! Download the manual (101 pages) or order your copy by calling the Guelph Office.
 
Farming Safely Around Electrical Power Lines

Farming Safely Around Electrical Power Lines Details:

Elecsafe, a not-for-profit Electrical Safety Alliance, and the Farm Safety Association Inc. have collaborated to provide to you this 12 page electrical safety book. By making your family and employees aware of dangerous electrical situations, you can help prevent serious injuries or death. Download the manual or order your copy by calling the Guelph Office.

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The Young & New Worker Orientation and Training Manual for Agricultural Operations

The Young & New Worker Orientation and Training Manual for Agricultural Operations Details:

The agriculture sector provides “first jobs” for many young Canadians. These workers are exposed to a multitude of hazards, and often must work long hours under extreme weather conditions. In recognition of these facts, a new manual has been developed to encourage employers to provide training for young workers. Details about the program are available from Farm Safety Association’s Guelph Office.

The 24 page Manual is available. For more information call the Farm Safety Association’s office.

 

Health and Safety Guidelines for Tractor Operation (Spanish) (54 pages)

 

Safety Guidelines for Canadian Mushroom Growers

Safety Guidelines for Canadian Mushroom GrowersDetails:

It is anticipated that the mushroom growers of Canada will find this manual to be useful tool which will become an essential part of their health and safety program.

The purpose of this manual is to remind growers of their responsibility and accountability as they apply to the health and safety of employees.

For more information call the Farm Safety Association’s office.


To place an order by fax, complete the relevant section of the Order Form and fax it to 519-823-8880. Or send an email to: info@farmsafety.ca

Product cost and shipping charges may apply.

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