(Black Press file photo).
The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) announced that the first annual BeGrainSafe Week will be held from August 16 to 23. (Black Press file photo).

(Black Press file photo). The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) announced that the first annual BeGrainSafe Week will be held from August 16 to 23. (Black Press file photo).

First BeGrainSafe Week highlights dangers associated with grain asphyxiation

There were 36 asphyxiation-related farm fatalities in Canada between 2006-2015, according to Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting data.

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is, therefore, announcing that the first annual BeGrainSafe Week will be held from August 16 to 23.

CASA’s grain safety program, BeGrainSafe, works to raise awareness on the dangers associated with grain.

In support of the inaugural BeGrainSafe week, CASA has developed resources, social media posts, public service announcements and safety advice articles with tips and information on how to be safe around grain.

“The BeGrainSafe program focuses on both training and prevention. With the first-ever BeGrainSafe Week, CASA is encouraging all farmers, farmworkers, farm families and farming communities to take care around grain,” says Andrea Lear, CASA’s Chief Executive Officer. “BeGrainSafe Week is a great way to boost the prevention message.”

“We know grain engulfments usually result in the loss of life,” says Lear. “That’s why getting information on how to prevent these entrapments is so important.”

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