Langley, B.C. / March 14, 2016 – AgSafe, in partnership with the BC Agriculture Council (BCAC), recently launched the #AgSafetyChamp campaign. The campaign is a highlight of Agriculture Safety Week in Canada – March 13-19.
#AgSafetyChamp is a year-long social media campaign that focuses on workplace safety in the agriculture sector and celebrates those who are making safety a priority whether their workplace is a large or small farm, ranch, vineyard or retail garden centre.
Use #AgSafetyChamp to share your experiences, tips, photos and motivation for staying safe in your working environment.
Know someone who is a leader in agriculture safety practices? Use #AgSafetyChamp to nominate them as a Champion of Agriculture Safety.
All nomination made via social media will be entered into the monthly draw for a $50 gas card. Nominations can also be made by visiting the #AgSafetyChamp page on the AgSafe website.
Nominations made during Agriculture Safety Week will also be entered in a draw two $100 Save-on-Foods gift certificates to be given away.
Over the past ten years BC farmers and ranchers, encouraged by safety training & education from AgSafe, have reduced the number of farm fatalities by 50 per cent and accident claims by 27 per cent.
The #AgSafetyChamp campaign is BC’s first ever Champion of Agriculture Award. The 2016 Champion of Agriculture Safety will be announced at the BCAC Agri-Food Industry Gala on January 25, 2017. For more information visit www.AgSafeBC.ca.
AgSafe Executive Director, Wendy Bennett –
“Ultimately we want to help farmers continue to reduce the number of on-farm accidents across the province. The key to #AgSafetyChamp is farmers helping farmers – sharing tips for safety that work for you!”
For over twenty years AgSafe has been the expert on safety in the workplace for British Columbia’s agriculture industry and is committed to reducing the number of agriculture-related workplace deaths and injuries by offering health and safety programs, and training, evaluation and consultation services.
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