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Agriculture is one of Canada’s three most hazardous industries.

According to a 2012 Ispos Reid survey of operators of large equipment (Operators), 43% of farmers reported more direct hits or near misses with power lines. Farmers are also less likely to identify power lines as a major threat (13%) compared to oil and gas workers (47%).

With worksite and home often being one in the same, farmers and ranchers aren’t always keeping an eye out for hidden hazards. Complacency is also a concern with switching back and forth between many routine tasks.

Keep these key tips in mind when working in the fields:

Is GPS Putting Farmers at Risk?

Here’s what you need to know if you use GPS-controlled machinery.

Spotting Seasonal Danger

Learn about the hidden dangers farmers face in spring and winter.

Bigger Isn’t Always Better When it Comes to Farm Equipment

Find out how the growing size of equipment is putting farmers at risk.

Transporting Oversized Loads: What You Need to Know

Before you move a high load vehicle, including farm equipment, make safety your priority.

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