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Farmer Podcast Club: How to deal with mental and physical challenges-on the farm and beyond

Posted by Lilli Klamke on November 05, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. How to deal with mental and physical challenges-on the farm and beyond: Down to Earth, The Planet To Plate Podcast Released Oct 29, 2019 Dr. Robert Fetsch grew up on a dairy farm in Texas, and saw first hand the stresses of rural life. He now works with farm and ranch families with disabilities and helps them manage their stress, anger, depression, and suicidal thinking. He is co-project director of the Colorado Agrability project, Professor in the College of Health and Human Sciences Department at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: How to deal with mental and physical challenges-on the farm and beyond

What is Bullying and Harassment? – AgSafe

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 18, 2019

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Bullying and harassment in the workplace is considered to be a vital part of a company’s health and safety program. These issues pose a potentially very serious risk to the mental and physical health, well-being, and safety of workers in agriculture. To help employers and workers address this issue AgSafeBC has produced an informational video titled, “What is Bullying and Harassment”. The short video, available in English and Spanish languages, explains what behaviours indicate bullying or harassment is occurring and how to address the situation. It also explains what actions are reasonable workplace communication and management protocols and not considered bullying … Continue reading What is Bullying and Harassment? – AgSafe

How to Identify a Musculoskeletal Injury – AgSafe

Posted by Moss Dance on September 17, 2018

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By Wendy Bennett, CRSP, Executive Director, AgSafe Agricultural work requires intensive physical labour—heavy lifting and carrying, maintaining the same position for extended periods of time, and standing on ladders or uneven surfaces. Any one of these activities can lead to a Musculoskeletal Injury (MSI). A musculoskeletal injury is an injury or disorder of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves, blood vessels or related soft tissue, and includes sprains, strains, and inflammation that may be caused or aggravated by work. You are at risk for MSI if your work involves any of the following – lifting or reaching, lowering, carrying, pushing or pulling; … Continue reading How to Identify a Musculoskeletal Injury – AgSafe