LA1003 Farm Safety and Biosecurity Regulations
Agricultural workers are subject to some of the highest occupational fatality rates in Canada. In addition, biosecurity events greatly jeopardize farmers’ income. Students prepare to visit farms, to work collaboratively on their education with producers and to enter the workforce in a manner that ensures their safety and the safety of the producers’ livestock. By completing provincially mandated health and safety awareness training, students learn to recognize occupational risk with an emphasis on farm hazards. Students review best practices for biosecurity and collaborate with producers in reviewing and writing a Canada FarmSafe plan for an active operation.