The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed March 10 to 16, as Agricultural Safety Week in Saskatchewan.

“Because the work in the agriculture industry never stops, it is important to remember to work safely year-round,” Agriculture Minister David Marit said. “Agricultural Safety Week is a critical reminder that safety, both physical and mental, should be at the forefront of all the work we do.”

“Agricultural Safety Week is an important time to shine a light on the importance of agricultural safety and the plans in place to ensure agricultural workers return home safe at the end of the workday,” Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don McMorris said. “Using proper equipment, safety programs, training, being aware of your surroundings and taking breaks to avoid fatigue are all critical components to agricultural safety.”

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week is a national campaign that is hosted by the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) and supported by the Canadian Centre for Rural and Agricultural Health (CCRAH). This proclamation focuses on raising awareness of the importance of safety on all Canadian farms. This year’s theme is “Your Farm, Your Family, Your Success, Safety is Our Heritage.”

“There is no question that farm accidents can have a devastating toll with physical, psychological, and financial consequences,” CASA’s Chief Executive Officer Andrea Lear said. “But we also know that many on-farm incidents are preventable. That’s why we want to provide Canadian producers with the tools and resources they need to protect the health and safety of everyone who lives and works on or visits farms and ranches. Canadian Agricultural Safety Week serves as a reminder that farm safety is important year-round and that by working together, we can ensure a safer agricultural sector.”

Support is shown by wearing an AgSafe ribbon available at a Ministry of Agriculture regional offices across the province. Alternatively, virtual ribbons are available for download from the CASA website.

Information about farm safety including access to the Farm Safety Guide is available at