Child Safety Programs
It is a possibility that everyone in agriculture
knows someone whose life has been affected by a farm-related injury
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Manitoba Farmers with Disabilities is dedicated to the education of
children to better understand the hazards on the farm and has put
the heart of our efforts into providing a children’s safety program.
We have designed showcases to demonstrate to children just how fast
an accident can happen. Each showcase is designed with 1/16th
scale farm machinery models that really work! The children get a
hands-on look at the potential dangers in a safe environment. They
learn the best way to stay safe. See our
Showcase page for more information on each model.
Safety Day program allows communities to pull together a number of
safety resources for a one-day event that is hands-on, fun and safe
for children. They learn safety lessons in a number of areas such
as: fire, water, and sun safety. They learn proper safety around
farm animals and machinery. They learn about machine entanglements
PTO’s, grain suffocations, and electricity safety. Stations are set
up in arenas and community centre and small groups of children are
given 15 to 20 minutes at each site. At some Safety Days there are
as many as 300 children and adults attending.
each Child Safety program we distribute our Safe Farm Safe
book to children under 10 years. This colouring book has
received tremendous support from parents, care givers, educators and
safety coordinators. They appreciate that our organization is able
to provide them free to the communities. The cost of
printing the colouring books is generously subsidized by Toews
Printing & Office Supply in Carman. We could not cover all the
costs without the financial support from the following sponsors:
Farm Credit Canada, Monsanto,
Bunge, MacDon, and Friesens.
new project The Farm Safety Interactive CD/DVD for Children
should be available by April 2010. This fun and colourful CD will
provide farm families with a educational tool to help teach their
children the potential hazards on a farm. We are grateful to the
following organizations and business for their generous support:
Manitoba Rural Adaptation Council
Dairy Farmers of Manitoba
Meyer Norris Penny
Manitoba Pork Council
Starbuck Credit Union
Manitoba Farmers with Disabilities is proud to support our
communities by attending between 20 to 28 Progressive Agricultural
Safety Days as well as 10 to 15 invitations to school events.
Education and training in safety means our children will grow to
live healthy lives. Our hope is that less injuries and fatalities in
the agricultural industry will happen to children.