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Help keep your farm and barns safe

Hear from experts and learn about the latest health and safety regulations and requirements.

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 10 – Watford Community Centre
Tuesday, July 16 – Listowel Catholic Church Hall

Topics include:

  • WHMIS/GHS Certification
  • Workplace regulations
  • Fire extinguisher training
  • Barn fire safety and emergency procedures
  • Rural crime prevention
  • Human and pig health concerns

Cost: $40

To register, contact Donna Kaczmarczyk at 519-272-1532
or email dkaczmarczyk@southwestvets.ca.

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The Ontario Ministry of Labour has an extensive collection of resources for farming operations on their website at ontario.ca/farmworkersafety.

“Farming operation workplaces should be safe, and the employers, supervisors and workers are all responsible for health and safety. Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act applies, with some limitations and conditions, to all farming operations that have paid workers under the Act.”

Familiarize yourself with this information. One resource on the site is A Guide to the Occupational Health and Safety Act for Farming Operations.  This guide provides important information in an easy-to-read format.

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