Agriculture and Food
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Agriculture and Food – An Industry That Could Be Fatal
Despite the fact that relatively few lost time claims are registered every year in Agriculture, a large percentage of injuries in this sector are fatal. As such, it has become mandatory for all employees and possible job candidates to undergo scrupulous safety training.
The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) indicates that no less than 70% of the number of fatalities recorded in the last several decades are machine-related, which means that these terrible accidents could be prevented given sufficient safety training.
Below is a list of the safety training programs required by some of the most common jobs in agriculture.
Do you know that?
of the number of fatalities recorded in the last several decades are machine-related.
Agriculture and Related Services covers 18% of all work-related fatalities by industry.
In 2018, Agriculture and Related Services registered 4.034 Lost Time Claims.
In 2017, there were 321 accepted lost-time claims in agriculture for a total of 11,821 days of missed work (an average of 36.8 days per injury).
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Courses Recommended for Agriculture and Food
Due the fact that insecticides, herbicides, and various chemical fertilizers are frequently used in Agriculture, workers in this sector must undergo WHMIS safety training. This course is designed to help workers understand the classifications and symbols of various dangerous substances, how to safely handle them, as well as what to do in case of direct contact.
While fall-related injuries and deaths are not as prevalent in manufacturing as they are in construction, where they are a leading cause of death, they still rank in the top three overall workplace accidents. This course focuses on the importance of fall protection, fall protection systems and components, calculations and fall protection planning and procedures.
Despite not being the most common equipment on farms, forklifts are used by large agricultural companies to keep the warehouses in order. This course will help employees safely work with and around forklifts, thereby minimizing the risk of accidents due to human error.
Since the great majority of faming accidents involve one machinery or another, Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) training is necessary for all Agricultural professionals. The course covers safety protocols that must be followed before and after regular maintenance or repair procedures take place.
Out of all activities and machines involved in the Agriculture industry, tractors cause the most serious ground disturbance, most of it coming from ground-skidding the logs and constricting spur roads and landings. This training program aims to familiarize workers with the hazards of ground disturbance, as well as how to control and prevent any accident. (followed by horse and cable logging)
To properly handle farm fires, workers must have safety equipment at hand and be ready to use it when needed. This program offers information on how extinguishers should be in various situations, while also explaining the protocols that must be followed in case of an outbreak.
Modern technology has become an indispensable aid to various farm activities, which has made electrical awareness an important requirement for those who work in the fields. This course covers basic aspects of working around hot circuits and electricity-powered machinery in order to minimize the risk of electrical hazards.
Every industry works with electricity, thus making arc flash a potential deadly hazard. This course targets workers with little or no electrical training, but who may be required to perform activities near electrical equipment.
Medium and large farm cooperatives use cranes in order to easily load and/or unload goods on a daily basis. This course helps employees deal with the increased risk of injury while working with or around cranes. It explains how cranes should be operated properly, as well as how to maintain one’s safety around these dangerous vehicles.
Some health hazards may be reduced with adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), while others can actually be eliminated. As such, PPE training is mandatory in Agriculture. This course helps workers become acquainted with the proper usage and maintenance of different types of safety gear.
Perhaps more than any other occupational group, agricultural workers are exposed on a daily basis to a tremendous variety of hazards that are potentially harmful to their health and well-being. This course aims to familiarize workers with the most common hazards, how to identify them, as well as how to report them or refuse work if hazards have not been correctly controlled or work conditions are deemed unsafe.
Regardless of the emergency, being able to provide First Aid on the spot is often a critical skill. This is even more the case in Agriculture, because employees in this sector usually work in remote places, where trained emergency personnel might take more than a few minutes to arrive. This awareness course offers information in terms of how and when to provide First Aid to an injured person.
From dusty fields to pesticide vapors, nitrogen dioxide from silos, and more, farms are laden with respiratory hazards. For this reason, one of the most important pieces of PPE in agriculture is the respirator. This course covers aspects such as the basics of recognizing respiratory hazards and the use of appropriate equipment to mitigate certain respiratory risks.
Many of the diseases prevalent among food consumers result from a lack of food safety in the production, supply, and marketing of agricultural products. This awareness course aims to familiarize employees with the dangers of food poisoning and the measures that can be implemented to avoid the latter.
Statistics show that Canadian agriculture workers are 3.5 more likely to develop skin cancer by comparison to indoor workers. This course is offers information on prolonged sun exposure, as well as possible associated hazards, from skin diseases to heat stress and heat stroke.
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Frequently Asked Questions
All our courses are compliant with OHS and the CSA Standards which the Worker Compensation Boards follow. However, there are some courses which also require the hands-on practice and evaluation, on top of the theoretical training and evaluation which is offered by the online training.
For these courses, we have included, in our training modules and in their respective resources section, an operator evaluation checklist which you can use to assist you with this hands-on practice and evaluation. This part of the training is done offline and has to be workplace specific and as such, it is not something that we are able to offer.
Once you finish with your checkout process, you will immediately be credited with the courses that you have purchased. You can then use the “Invite New Users” function or the “Group Training” option, depending on your preferred method of training, to assign the courses to your workers.
No. Each email used in the invitational process has to be unique for each person taking the course.
If your workers do not have an email address, you can use the invitation function for workers without an email address, by clicking “Yes” in the checkbox near the question “DO YOU HAVE WORKERS WITHOUT EMAIL ADDRESS?”. This will open a different invitation process that does not use email addresses for.
Yes. Please note that you do, however, have to log out after each session so the next worker can login using his personal details.
To log out from an account, you will have to click “My Account” from the top right corner of the website and once you are in your user control panel, click the “Log out” button.
Workers invited to take a course will have up to one year to complete their training so this should offer them plenty of time to do it.
Yes. When you pause a course, a bookmark will be left to that slide / module. You can later resume from there or chose to start from the beginning of the module.
If your workers are invited in an individual training system (they do the training from their own account), they will have unlimited exam attempts.
If your workers are participating in a group training, they will have one re-attempt per module. This is to prevent the entire group from waiting for certain individuals that are not paying attention to the training session.
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