Navigation

Category: Uncategorized

Article Categories

Green tractor and blue car on road

Safety While Sharing the Road – It’s a Two-Way Street

Too often, many of us overlook the fact that we might be sharing the road with agricultural equipment. Unfortunately, many of these incidents have severe outcomes for motorists and farm equipment operators alike. In fact, according to Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting (CAIR) data, traffic collisions made up approximately 7% of all agriculture-related fatalities between 2003-2012. […]

Read Article
Elite logo

Making the Business Case for Farm Safety

Did you know that safety plans and procedures are good for business? In fact, farm safety is an essential aspect of any successful and long-lasting farm operation. We all know that there are inherent risks with working in agriculture. According to the Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting (CAIR), agriculture ranks as the fourth most hazardous industry […]

Read Article
Placeholder

Make Farm Safety a Priority

The beginning of a new season is a great opportunity to improve safety on the farm by developing and implementing a safety management system. Farmers can benefit significantly from working safely. Injuries can be devastating on a personal, family, and farm level. Regardless of who is injured – the primary farmer, a family member, a […]

Read Article
Placeholder

Grain Dryer Upgrades for Maximum Efficiency

Grain dryer upgrades have become very popular among farms looking to increase their energy efficiency. The Agriculture Clean Technology Funding Program (ACT) has green energy and energy efficiency listed as one of the top priorities for projects and more specifically, upgrading grain dryers to maximize efficiency is a category of its own. As technology advances, […]

Read Article
Placeholder

Farmers for Farmers – Agriculture Clean Technology Funding Program

Nobody understands farming better than farmers and nobody understands the pressures of climate change on the agriculture industry better than those working in it. This is why at Elite Agri Solutions, one of our main focuses is to help Ontario farms make the transition to a low-carbon economy for the best possible value. We want […]

Read Article
Placeholder

Western Masters Students Agricultural Clean Technology Report

In partnership with Western University’s Master of Environment and Sustainability program (MES), we recently had a report completed by five masters students on existing and emerging technologies eligible for the Agriculture Clean Technology Funding program. This report was completed as part of the MES program requirements for their consulting course. The University of Western Ontario […]

Read Article
Placeholder

Lock Out Tag Out Procedures

Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, employers are responsible for the health and safety of their workers. Part of this is ensuring proper lockout procedures on farm. Lockout procedures are used to prevent injury due to contact with energy from equipment. Lockout should be used when servicing farm equipment and doing things such as […]

Read Article
Placeholder

Silo Safety

Silos present on many farms and can pose significant farm workplace hazards. Potential accidents include falls, electrocution, entanglement in augers, and silo gas inhalation. Workers need to know safe operating procedures and what to do in the event of an incident. The key information on silo operation comes from the Silo Operator’s Manual. It provides […]

Read Article
Placeholder

Power Take Off Injuries and Safety

A Power Take Off (PTO) transfers mechanical power between tractors and implements. Injuries from improper handling of PTO can end up being very severe. Fast rotation, operator error, and improper guarding make PTOs hazardous farm equipment. Appendages can get caught in an open PTO and result in amputation, severe lacerations, multiple fractures, spine and neck […]

Read Article
Firetrucks

Manure Pit Safety

Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act employers are required to provide information, instruction, and supervision to protect the health and safety of workers. Included as part of this obligation is information, instruction, and supervision on potentially hazardous confined spaces, work areas that may contain hazardous gases, and the appropriate procedures for working in these situations. For […]

Read Article

Get in Touch

Our team is committed to understanding your goals, and we will work hard to tailor our services to meet your needs. Contact us today and see how we can work together to meet your farm and business needs.