Safety Program Resources

Vegetable Farming


This classification unit covers firms that may till, seed, fertilize, spray, irrigate, cultivate, wash, grade, package, store, and sell vegetables.

Ginseng farming is also classified here.

Processes include custom seed, mulching, constructing structures, pulling shades (spring/fall), harvesting seed, stratifying seed, harvesting root, storage (cold), drying and packaging. Although corn is technically a grain crop, it is widely accepted as a vegetable crop when harvested for fresh market, as opposed to being left in the field to dry and be used as feed, flour, or cereal grain.

Here are some examples of plants or crops that firms in this classification unit grow:

  • Asparagus, Beets, Brussel sprouts, Carrots, Celery, Cucumbers, Ginseng, Horseradish, Leeks, Lettuce, Parsnips, Potatoes, Radishes, Shallots, Squash, Tomatoes, Beans, Broccoli, Cabbages, Cauliflower, Corn, Garlic, Herbs, Kale, Lentils, Onions, Peppers, Pumpkins, Rutabagas, Spinach, Sugar beets, Turnips

Here are some examples of inputs or materials that firms in this classification unit use:

  • Agrochemicals, Cables, Fertilizers, Irrigation water, Seeds, Straw mulch, Anchors, Clamps, Fuel, Posts, Shades, Tie-downs

Here are some examples of equipment that firms in this classification unit use:

  • Bed plow, Drying rack, Forklift, Harvester, Irrigation equipment, Shade structure, Sprayer, Straw mulcher, Drying kiln, Farm tractor, Harvest bin, Harvesting equipment, Packaging line, Soil tillage equipment, Storage facility, Washing line

Here are some examples of key workers in this classification unit:

  • Agrologist, Farmer, Farm labourer, Horticulturist

Vegetable Farming

The example templates and guidance below are available to assist Vegetable Farmers. Employers are encouraged to customize these documents to fit their individual operation’s needs.

General Information Packages

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The resources below are available to further assist employers in building an Occupational Health & Safety Management Program.

Large Employer
Safety Program

20 Employees or More

Additional support for employers can be received through working with a AgSafe Regional Safety Consultant or Safety Advisor.

Small Employer
Safety Program

19 Employees or Less