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Cultivating Safety Podcast Episode 2 | Protecting your Farm’s Greatest Asset


A short growing season means long working hours for Canadian farmers. Cultivating Safety Between the Rows is a new series that shares safety expertise, resources, and solutions to protect your farms greatest asset.

As temperatures begin to soar, hosts Kristin Hoffman, Consultant with Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) and Gord Gilmour, of Glacier Farm media stress the importance of keeping your cool, both on the farm and on the road.

On this episode, putting safety first on busy summer roadways. Sheila James, WSPS Consultant shares strategies to get you and your farm equipment road ready.

In the second half of the show, working in the elements from sun-up to sun-down means extended heat exposure. Warren Clements, WSPS Occupational Hygienist shares guidance on preventing heat stress and exhaustion.

Tips, tools, training, and resources to plan for safety this season and every season

Resources for Heat Stress Prevention

WSPS Agriculture and Horticulture Safety Centre

Safety topics, including Heat Stress

Prevent Heat Stress in Farming and Landscaping 

Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

Managing Heat Stress at Work

Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Summer Safety Tips for Farmers

Sun Safety at Work

Resources for Road Safety

WSPS Agriculture and Horticulture Safety Centre

Rural Road Safety Videos

Award-Winning Rural Road Safety Videos

Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Farm Implements on the Road

Farm Implements on the Road Fact Sheet

Road Safety and Farm Vehicles

Farm Trucks