A Message from Emily Kerr (AgSafeBC Safety Advisor)
AgSafeBC Safety Advisor Emily Kerr talking candidly about her experiences with mental health.
Greenhouse Canada's Virtual Growers Day 2020 - Mental break: Taking care of your health
AgSafeBC Safety Advisor Emily Kerr participating in Greenhouse Canada's Virtual Growers Day 2020.
Your mind and body are the most important pieces of equipment in your farming operation, what happens if they fail? Mental health challenges in agriculture are prevalent and have the ability to cripple an operation. This discussion will cover why agriculture is the “perfect storm” for mental health challenges, how to recognize when you or someone you know is struggling, and tips on how to get help.
What motivates you to buckle up when you take your tractor out into the field? For this farmer it is his family.
What motivates you to wear protective gear when working with chainsaws and other power equipment? For this farmer it is his wife and son.
Certificate of Recognition (COR) Videos
Introduction to COR
The Founder and President of All Seasons Mushrooms explains why taking part in the Certificate of Recognition program was an easy decision.
What are the benefits?
Have you considered taking part in the Certificate of Recognition program?
Hear from those who have taken part to find out what it took to complete the program and how they have benefited.
3 Steps to COR
This video explains the three easy steps to obtaining your Certificate of Recognition (COR).
Watch this video and learn how your workplace can become COR certified.
CBC Still Standing - Copper-T Ranch
CBC Still Standing host Jonny Harris stopped by Copper-T Ranch in Fraser Lake, B.C. to visit with AgSafe Regional Safety Consultant Trevor Tapp and his wife Janice. Trevor and Janice shared a bit about what it takes to be successful ranchers and how much they love the Fraser Lake area. Copper-T Ranch is the recipient of the 2017 BCCA Ranch Sustainability Award.
BC Cattlemens: Mental Health Webinar
The BC Cattlemen's Association's Public Affairs and Education Committee hosted a webinar series where they discussed various topics, including mental health. In this video, AgSafe Provincial Ranching Safety Consultant Reg Steward and clinical counsellor Robin Collins explain easy and effective ways to help producers with their mental health.
These webinars were funded in part by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Government of BC through programs delivered by Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC and the BC Cattlemen's Association.
University of Fredericton: EMBA Program - Wendy Bennett
Wendy's Story - Executive MBA Program
Wendy Bennett, EMBA Alumna and Executive Director of AgSafe, talks about her journey from the struggle of starting a new position to finding the confidence to run her organization effectively.
Wendy found UFred, and over the course of her program developed the business, networking and leadership skills she needed to advance her career and improve proficiencies in her organization.
Find out more.
Allowance for Flexibility
Connecting with Classmates
Gaining Job Confidence
Beef Cattle Handling Evaluation Videos
Beef Cattle Handling Facilities
This video looks at facility design considerations and maintenance practices.
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Bullying and Harassment
What is Bullying and Harassment
This short video explains what behaviours indicate bullying or harassment is occurring and how to address the situation. It also explains what actions are not considered bullying or harassment but are reasonable workplace management protocols.
This video does not replace Respect in the Workplace training. Additional resources to build a customized Bullying and Harassment program are available here.
Dairy - Safety in the Milking Parlour
This video clip is an introduction to safe dairy livestock handling in the milking parlour/barn.
It is a useful aid to train new, young and inexperienced workers on British Columbia's (and Canada's) dairy farms.
It includes topics such as injury prevention, hygiene, personal protective equipment, ask your supervisor, dairy ergonomics, safe cleaning and dairy machinery safety.
It contains anecdotal stories from real life farmers who wish to mentor new workers on BC’s dairy farms.
Dairy - Safety in the Barn
This video clip is an introduction to safety for new and inexperienced workers handling dairy cows / livestock in the barn in British Columbia’s dairy farms.
It covers topics such as trips, falls, cow attack safety, moving dairy cows safely, escape routes, ask your supervisor for help and animal handling competency.
It also includes safety issues around electric and pneumatic farm equipment / gates on the dairy farm.
Dairy - Safety When Doing Advanced Tasks
This video clip is an introduction to safety for new workers to some of the more advanced tasks including calving cows safely, calf management, calf feeding, bull safety, medicating, ask your supervisor, personal protective equipment, treating cows, needle safety, injecting cows on British Columbia's dairy farms.
It contains interviews from real life farmers who mentor new workers on their respective dairy farms.
New Worker Orientation Videos
Apple Picking Like a Pro with Steve Brown (Part 2) By: Ambrosia Apples
Tallman Ladders: Tripod Ladder - Proper set up and use on hillsides. By: Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
Tripod Ladder Safety By: PublicResourceOrg
Health and Safety Trivia
Agriculture Health and Safety Trivia for migrant workers new to British Columbia.
Información importante para trabajadores migrantes en la agricultura.