Highlights from CASA Conference 2017

12 October 2017

AgSafe was pleased to be able to attend this year’s CASA Conference in Edmonton. Here are a few of the highlights:

  • The conference opened by AgSafe’s Executive Director Wendy Bennett, who is also the CASA Board of Directors Chair (pictured below).
  • The first panel discussion “On the Record: Working Safety on the Farm”, featured our own Trevor Tapp who discussed emergency planning and the need to involve neighbouring farms in your plans (pictured below).
  • Working safely with Marijuana: Presentations highlighting the key occupational health and safety considerations for workers in marijuana production facilities and the challenges in monitoring exposure for workers.
  • Panel presentation on new & emerging technologies in agriculture including robotics, drones, autonomous machinery, high-speed tractors etc. Focus on safety of workers who work around this new technology.
  • Emergency Preparedness workshop with an emphasis on grain handling and grain emergencies. There was also a demonstration of CASA’s BeGrainSafe Mobile Unit (pictured below).

We’d also like to congratulate Wendy on being re-elected as the Chair of the CASA Board of Directors. In addition, Dan Trottier & Karl Klotzbach were elected to the 2017/2018 board (pictured below), congratulations to them all.

If you would like more information about any of the workshops or information from the conference please email CASA.

Wendy opening CASA Conference

Trevor sharing his safety tips

CASA BeGrainSafe Mobile Unit

2017/2018 CASA Board - Dan Trottier, Wendy Bennett & Karl Klotzbach
Photo credits: Denis Roy; Marcel Hacault; Jeff Shaw; CASA

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