Farm Facts and Furrows

Health and Safety Awareness Training for Workers and Supervisors

A new regulation under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) will require health and safety awareness training for every worker and supervisor. The regulation comes into force July 1, 2014, allowing workplace parties’ time to prepare. Learn more about the regulation, training requirements, and free suite of training resources at www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/training/index.php

 

Recently released publications

Guide to Weed Control 2014 – 2015, Publication 75: The weed guide has once again been updated to include the latest information on managing weeds in all crops and agriculture situations. Full publication is available online in both English and French. Starting a Winery in Ontario, Publication 815: This publication has been updated to include the latest information for prospective new winery owners including regulatory considerations, licences, and duties and taxes specific to the industry. It also provides introductory information on the importance of business planning, marketing and business structure. This publication is available in both English and French. 2014 Field Crop Budgets, Publication 60: This publication has been updated for this coming season. As a tool for estimating expenses, sample costs are provided as a guide to illustrate a method of preparing your own projections. This publication is available in both English and French.

Lambing Diary, Publication 834: This updated pocket-sized booklet is designed to record lambing activity for a sheep farm business during the busiest time of the production cycle. The free booklet contains charts to record births, deaths, cull animals and health treatments. The Lambing Diary also offers useful information about caring for hypothermic lambs and a lambing date calendar. This is available in both English and French. To order OMAF and MRA publications and factsheets: Visit the OMAF and MRA website at www.omafra.gov.on.ca/eng

lish/products/index.html or contact the Agricultural Information Contact Centre by calling: 1-877-424-1300.