The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association was originated in 1993 in response to an identified need for a national farm safety networking and coordinating agency to indicate problems of illness, injuries and accidental death in farmers, in agricultural field. CASA has worked to improve the health and safety conditions of those who live and work on Canadian farms. In the future, CASA will operate as a national health and safety initiator and service provider. Canada’s agricultural industry is top three most hazardous industries in which to work and yet, farmers themselves believe their safety tendency are better than fair. Farm Credit Canada recently conducted a national survey. Producer groups, non-profits, government bodies, industry and researchers formed what is now the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) in 1993 to respond to issues of health and safety in agriculture.
As a national, non-profit organization, CASA promotes farm safety in the agricultural sector. CASA’s vision is a country where no one is hurt farming and CASA works with partners in government, business, and farming organizations across the country to support initiatives that equip producers, their families and their workers with the information and tools needed to make farms a safe place to live, work and play. Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting (CAIR) - formerly the Canadian Agricultural Injury Surveillance Program (CAISP) - is an integrated national surveillance project of the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association that guides and informs the national agricultural health and safety agenda. The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is a national organization committed to improving the health and safety of farmers, their families .