Profile: Carol Reid
“Farmers often believe that they don’t need to teach common sense but forget how many years it took for them to possess the common sense they now have”Email Carol
Carol Reid is AgSafeBC’s Okanagan Consultant. She specializes in working with vineyards and orchards.
Carol Reid was raised on a farm in Nova Scotia and she loves being outdoors. She lives on an acreage near Kelowna.
Carol has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from UBC. She has extensive previous experience working in food manufacturing. Her volunteer hours as a ski patrol and previously as a training officer for a local fire department have augmented her safety knowledge.
She has worked with FARSHA/AgSafe since 2007.
Carol enjoys being the boots on the ground bringing the health and safety message to agricultural employers and workers in the Okanagan.
She finds it rewarding to see an employer integrate safety into their company activities.
Many farmers are intimidated by the need for documentation of safety initiatives and procedures. AgSafe is here to help make the process both doable and achievable. Carol enjoys helping employers customize AgSafe documentation to be site specific.
Farmers often believe that they don’t need to teach common sense but forget how many years it took for them to possess the common sense they now have. Carol wants all mobile equipment operators to be reminded about how dangerous the equipment can be. Another significant hazard in the Okanagan is orchard ladders, initial training and supervisors’ regular follow up and correctly unsafe behaviours are keys to reducing the number of incidents that occur annually.