Farm Safety

Farming is a unique industry because it functions as both a workplace and a home and, therefore, accepts the regular presence of children. On the farm, children are exposed to heavy machinery, dangerous chemicals, livestock, and numerous other hazards. It is the responsibility of all adults on the farm to protect children from these hazards.

Child injury on the farm is a serious problem in Saskatchewan.

The Saskatchewan Comprehensive Injury Surveillance Report, 1995-2005 outlines the threat to children on Saskatchewan farms.