WorkSafeBC supports B.C. 4-H Farm and Home Safety Conference

October conference will provide safety education to 4-H attendees


WorkSafeBC has provided funding in support of the B.C. 4-H Farm and Home Safety Conference. Ninety members and leaders will be attending the conference which will take place October 12 – 14 of this year. District Safety Coordinators (Leaders) and Club Safety Officers (members) will travel from across B.C. to Salmon Arm for three days of hands–on learning and safety awareness training related to farming, home and workplace settings. A variety of safety related topics will be explored from first aid/first on scene, sun safety and hand tools to farm/lawn equipment, social media, and underground and hidden hazards. Conference attendees will also be provided with the tools to share this knowledge back in their home communities.

B.C. 4-H is a unique co-ed youth organization with their roots in rural B.C. In more recent years, 4-H has also expanded into urban and suburban areas with a place for everyone to grow in a 4-H club! Through the continued support of the BC Ministry of Agriculture, private donors, and generous partners such as WorkSafeBC, B.C. 4-H has withstood the test of time as it approaches its 100th birthday in 2014.

With youth run community clubs, that include a member-held safety officer position in every club, 4-H’ers learn how to run a meeting, keep accurate records, and have fun with a variety of projects. Projects include dogs, gardening, photography, small engines, bicycles and crafts, to the more traditional beef, poultry and dairy. Opportunities to travel, learn public speaking skills, and receive external high school credits and scholarships, are just some of the benefits that go along with the fun, friendship and life skills development that happens when B.C. youth join 4-H.

WorkSafeBC is a proud supporter of B.C. 4-H and is joined in support of this initiative by the Farm and Ranch Safety and Health Organization (FARSHA). The B.C. 4-H Provincial Council appreciates WorkSafeBC’s strong belief in the benefit of 4-H as a youth leadership program designed to develop self-confident, responsible citizens who will become our knowledgeable, capable employees, employers and community leaders of tomorrow.

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