July 15, 2011
Landscape Ontario Growers Sector Group has received funding for the development of the Ornamental Growers Safety Program from the new Farm Credit Canada (FCC) Ag Safety Fund, in partnership with the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA).

The project will support ornamental growers through three-hour training programs, introducing the value of health and safety, common workplace hazards and some practices they can put in place to address those hazards. The end goal is to help employers to develop and implement safety plans in Ontario nursery operations.

Ornamental nursery production is an important industry in Ontario, generating $630-million in farm gate receipts in 2007.

Landscape Ontario is pleased to cooperate in this initiative with Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS), a Health and Safety Ontario (HSO) partner. WSPS is working collaboratively with Landscape Ontario and the Ornamental Growers Safety Steering Committee to develop and deliver the program.  

For more information please contact Sally Harvey, sharvey@landscapeontario.com, 647-723-5450.