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Cultivating Safety Podcast Episode 3: Protecting your Farm’s Greatest Asset

With the changing of the season, the to-do list for Canadian farmers is long… but time is short. Cultivating Safety Between the Rows is back with timely safety expertise, resources and solutions to protect your farms greatest asset.

As the workload increases, cool temperatures and dwindling daylight create a persistent sense of urgency, Hosts Kristin Hoffman, WSPS Consultant, and Gord Gilmour, Glacier FarmMedia, talk to the experts for advice on how to minimize risk and avoid accidents.

In this episode, Sheila James, long time cattle farmer and WSPS Consultant, reviews safe practices for livestock handling including animal behaviours and strategies to prevent injury.

In the second half of the show, Sara Lovell, WSPS Occupational Hygienist, highlights some of the top noise culprits on the farm and shares guidance on how to preserve and protect your hearing.

RESOURCES FOR LIVESTOCK HANDLING

Large Animal Handling Capsule Video Series

Understanding Animal Characteristics and Behaviours

How to Approach Large Animals Safely

Personal Protective Equipment

General Precautions for Large Animal Handling

Safe Handling of Farm Animals Tailgate Talk

Handling Large Animals Safely Fact Sheet

Canadian Agricultural Safety Association

Low Stress Cattle Handling

Safe Handling of Cattle Toolbox Talks

Resources for Hearing Protection

Agricultural Safety Topic: Protecting Against Noise

Stop Think Act Video: Noise

General Resources

Agriculture & Horticulture Safety Centre