The goal of Ag for Life is to greatly reduce the number of rural and farm injury and fatalities by providing educational safety programming to rural youth and their families. 

At Ag for Life, we deliver hands-on rural and farm safety awareness and education initiatives to help raise awareness and understanding about the importance of implementing safe practices on the farm and rural environments. 

 

Each year, we reach thousands of families through our programs, encouraging them to have more conversations about the hazards on their farm and to manage those risks by implementing safety measures.

Together, we can create a culture of safety on the farm and throughout rural communities, and ensure that families who work hard to grow our food remain safe and injury free.   

Planting the seeds of safety.

Rural & Farm Safety Statistics

Agriculture is a way of life, but one with inherent risks. When it comes to physical safety, the industry is considered the third most hazardous in Canada, and in terms of absolute numbers of fatalities it is deemed to be the most dangerous occupation.

From 1990-2009, in Alberta:*

  • 355 Albertans were killed in agricultural injury events.

  • This equates to an average of 18 deaths each year, 4 among children aged 0-14.

  • The top five causes of agricultural fatalities aged 15 – 60+ include:

    • machine runovers

    • machine rollovers

    • pinned or struck by a machine

    • animal-related

    • machine entanglements

  • Children aged 0-14 include:

    • runovers

    • drowning

    • rollovers

    • animal-related causes.

  • 89% of those fatally injured as a result of agricultural work were male.

  • 47% of the fatalities were farm owner/operators.

  • 65 per cent of all agriculture deaths in Alberta occurred from May to October.

  • The highest proportion of deaths occurred in September with 14 per cent, this was followed by August with 13 per cent and October with 11 per cent.

  • The pattern of death rates by age group in Alberta is similar to Canadian rates.
     

The goal of Ag for Life is to greatly reduce the number of farm injury and fatalities by providing educational safety programming to rural Albertan’s of all ages. 

Visit www.injurypreventioncentre.ca for more information.

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Agriculture for Life Mailing Address

32 Priddis Creek Drive

Foothills, AB

T0L 1W2

Email: info@agricultureforlife.ca

Phone: 877-893-3292

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AITC-AB is a proud member of AITC-Canada.

Along with 9 other provincial teams we are delivering educational programs and resources that engage, empower, and inspire students to care about food and the people who produce it.

Learn more at www.aitc-canada.ca.

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