BASF launches Safety Scouts program to help keep children safe on the farm

Jul 09, 2021

CALGARY, ALBERTA – BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions has launched its BASF Safety Scouts program as a fun and interactive way to support family farm safety. Through the new program, participants will receive a free safety vest and toolkit, as they prepare to take on the important role of an official Safety Scout. The program is part of BASF’s long-standing partnership with the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) and builds on the online Kids’ Safety Hub, an online resource to help farm families stay safe.

  • The BASF Safety Scouts kit has been designed to help engage little ones in learning about farm safety and includes:
  • An adjustable child-sized safety vest, CSA Z96-15 compliant
  • A customizable name badge
  • Safety-themed activity and colouring sheets
  • A BASF Safety Scouts reward badge
  • An official BASF Safety Scouts membership certificate

“At BASF, we value the health and safety of people above all else, which is why we’re focused on raising awareness about farm safety in a fun, educational way by bringing this program to farming families across Canada,” said Nicole McAuley, Head of Communications and Public Affairs at BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions. “The BASF Safety Scouts program aims to engage the next generation and ensure a safe, bright future for Canadian agriculture.”

According to Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting, 84 Canadian children and youth lost their lives due to agriculture-related injuries between 2006 and 2015. To help bring the BASF Safety Scouts program to as many Canadian farming families as possible, registration is available through the Kid’s Safety Hub on CASA’s website. CASA shares BASF’s commitment to advocating for farm safety and provides Canada’s agriculture industry with the information and tools stakeholders need to make farms a safe place to live, work and play. 

“One child death is simply one too many,” said Andrea Lear, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA). “BASF is recognized as a CASA Safety Champion, and we’re excited to continue our partnership. The launch of the BASF Safety Scouts program is a great added educational resource to support kids’ learning about farm safety in a fun, hands-on manner.”

Source : agriculture.basf
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