The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association will hold its 22nd annual conference and AGM in Charlottetown, PEI October 4 - 6, 2016.

The 22nd annual Canadian Agricultural Safety Association national farm safety conference and AGM is planned for October 4 to 6, 2016 at the Rodd Charlottetown in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

This year’s theme is “Empowering the AgSafe Family - keeping kids safe". The conference will bring together farmers, safety professionals, equipment manufacturers and researchers to probe the reality and discuss new approaches to improve the safety and health of children, youth, their families and young workers in Canada's ag community.

Check out the program.  It’s informative and interactive.

Of course, there’s lots of networking built into the conference including the Welcoming Reception Tuesday evening at the Rodd Charlottetown and a Wednesday evening lobster supper in New Glasgow. These social events are included in the conference registration. You may buy extra tickets for guests.

Register online today for “Empowering the AgSafe Family - keeping kids safe”. 

Full conference fee: 
members
- $375.00
(as of July 1/16, includes $17.86 GST)                                          

non-members - $405.00
(as of July 1/16, includes $19.30 GST)

Here's why this conference hits home.

from the Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting:

from AgSafe BC:

2016 U.S. Childhood Agricultural Injuries Fact Sheet released:
   Every three days, a child dies in an agriculture-related incident, and each day, 33 children are injured according to the 2016 Childhood Agricultural Injuries Fact Sheet compiled by the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety in Marshfield, Wis.

  The leading sources of fatalities are machinery (25%), motor vehicles/ATVs (17%) and drowning (16%).

Some trends since the last fact sheet was released in 2014:
 Among household youth on farms, injury rates increased in the 10-19 age group, despite a continued overall decline in the rate of childhood agricultural injuries (which also includes hired youth and visiting children).
 While overall numbers of farm injuries are declining, injuries to household youth have held steady.
 From 2003 to 2010, among workers younger than 16 years, the number of worker fatalities in agriculture was consistently higher than in all non-agricultural industries combined.


Book your accommodation at the conference hotel - the Rodd Charlottetown.

Rooms are limited. The reduced conference rate of $145.00 plus taxes expires Sunday, September 18, 2016. The reduced rates are available three days pre and post the conference, as long as the Rodd has rooms available.  Call 1-800-565-RODD (7633) or book online.

Dress for all conference sessions and social events is business casual.  For the Wednesday afternoon tour, please wear toed shoes appropriate for field walking. Photos are not allowed during the tour and cell phones must be turned off.  Cavendish will provide other PPE.  For lobster later, you'll get a big bib!

Visitor Information: 

Charlottetown welcomes you. Check out this official tourism link to discover all the city and the province has to offer:  https://www.tourismpei.com/

For more information about CASA’s conference, contact Diane Wreford at (204) 930-4612 dwreford@casa-acsa.ca.