Farm Safety including Safe Work with Animals and Preventing Zoonoses

This course is geared towards those performing animal husbandry work or research related to animals at research stations, private farms, or on the Guelph campus.  

This in-person workshop covers a general introduction to safety topics, including:
information about the Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations, the University Safety Policies, including Violence and Harassment Prevention, and duties and responsibilities assigned under the Act, and injury and incident reporting at the U of G.

Specific contents for the “farm safety with animals” portion of the program includes:

  • The use of species specific feedcarts, augers, PTO driven equipment etc.
  • species specific risks and controls associated with animal handling to allow safe work with horses, poultry and swine at Arkell; cattle and sheep at Elora /Ponsonby; cattle and swine at Ridgetown campus.
  • Species specific zoonoses and transmission prevention.

Sessions are scheduled annually at Elora and Arkell Research stations and on Ridgetown and Guelph campuses.

To meet remote orientation needs due to COVID-19, this course has been made available online through the EHS Farm, Field and Landscape Safety Training module, found in Courselink.