Manitoba Farm Safety Program
FSP's purpose is to be a resource to farmers the same way many workplaces employ a safety officer. Since most farms do not have an on-site staff person to manage safety, KAP created the Farm Safety Program to fill that need for all farmers regardless of whether they are members of KAP.
The Manitoba Farm Safety Program (FSP) was established in 2016 to provide workplace safety and health advisory services and training to producers. We are program hosted by Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP), however our services are available to all farmers whether or not they are KAP members - all sizes and all commodities.
provide free training seminars, workshops and resources to all producers;
do free on-farm walk-arounds that can act as a mock inspection to show you what Workplace Safety and Health Officers look for;
make suggestions on how safety practices can be improved;
can review your current practices and procedures;
do not share or report any producer information;
have no ability or intention to 'shut you down';
As a non-government program, FSP has no right obligation to share information about the farms we visit and the producers we advise. Names locations, observations, reports and any other correspondence are kept strictly confidential.
Respect - We respect farmers’ independence and privacy, and the unique and varied cultures across Manitoba farms
Honesty - We must offer and seek honesty to clearly understand the safety challenges farms face and work together to see meaningful results
Independence - The Farm Safety program is led by farmers, to serve farmers, and demonstrates our understanding and acceptance of our responsibility to ensure farms are safe workplaces
Accountability - We will do what we say we are going to do, and measure and report results as stewards of farmers’ investment in safety
Professionalism - Our professional approach to safety is rooted in a deep understanding of agriculture, and a commitment to ensure a high level of competency, confidentiality, and reliability in our services.
We believe . . .
Farms can be safe workplaces
Our programs must be realistic, practical and flexible to effectively serve all farms
Safety is crucial to preserving the farm legacy for future generations