WorkSafeNB knows how vital agriculture is to New Brunswick’s economy. We also know that agriculture can be a dangerous industry.
Too often we hear or read of farm incidents where a farm worker or family member was seriously injured or killed by injuries that were preventable.
We know employers care about their employees’ well-being…and so do we. That’s why we are committed to keeping New Brunswick workers healthy and safe through safety leadership, prevention initiatives and compliance activities.
To continue to drive a safety-first culture in New Brunswick’s agriculture sector, WorkSafeNB is preparing a farming sector health and safety initiative. WorkSafeNB has a wealth of resources to help farmers improve health and safety, including inspection checklists to help employers prepare for future visits from our health and safety officers. These resources will be shared through our industry partners, including the Agriculture Alliance of New Brunswick, Dairy Farmers of New Brunswick and the National Farmers Union in New Brunswick.
WorkSafeNB recommends that farm operators regularly review operations, ensuring that proper training and safe working procedures are in place.