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Farming Operations | Agriculture

  • Issued: May 2013
  • Content last reviewed: April 2014

Farming operation workplaces should be safe, and the employers, supervisors and workers are all responsible for health and safety. Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act applies, with some limitations and conditions, to all farming operations that have paid workers under the Act.



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Occupational Health and Safety Guidelines for Farming Operations in Ontario

  1. Tractors and other Self-propelled Farm Equipment
  2. Farm Equipment
  3. Large Animal Handling
  4. Personal Protective Equipment
  5. Falls, Slips and Trips
  6. Lockout Procedures
  7. Hazardous Atmospheres and Confined Spaces
  8. Occupational Illness


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A Guide to the Occupational Health and Safety Act for Farming Operations .This guide explains what every worker, supervisor, and employer needs to know about the Act as it applies to farming operations, is available in the following languages: