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Wind Machines for Minimizing Cold Injury to Horticultural Crops

This handy fact sheet from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs summarizes findings from a Niagara research project on best management practices for wind machines including: Temperature inversions; effects on air temperatures; noise; normal farm practice; management practices; and maintenance.

Guide: Farm Equipment on the Highway

The Ontairo Ministry of Transportation prepared a guide for farm equipment on the highway which includes a summary of applicable laws and regulations for farm equipment on the road. It also includes MTO office contact information.

Chain Saw Safety Manual

This is a Stihl general chain saw safety manual.  Check your operators manual for model specific information.

Cut-Off Saw Safety Manual

This is a Stihl general safety manual for cut-off machines (also known as Cutquick). Check your operators manual for model specific information.

Hedge Trimmer Safety Manual

This is a Stihl general safety manual for cut-off machines (also known as Cutquick). Check your operators manual for model specific information.

Ethanol Warning

Look before you pump! We recommend Motomix® or premium octane gasoline for your small engines.  For some time now, ethanol blended gasoline has been available at filling stations but the ethanol may not be safe for small engines, UTVs and outdoor power equipment. The equipment affected include: mowers, garden tractors, chain saws, boats, snow throwers, trimmers, UTVs, power washers, blowers, chippers, grinders, generators, jaws of life, concrete saws and other compact construction equipment, as well as small engine applications such as water pumps and irrigation systems, and other additional small engines.

Machine Safety

A Workplace Safety Prevention Services document on general machine safety hazards which includes sample checklists and controls.

Cleaning System Safety

This is a Stihl general safety manual for cleaning systems (pressure washers and shop vaccuums). Check your operators manual for model specific information.

Trimmer / Brush Cutter Safety

This is a Stihl general safety manual for trimmers and brushcutters (also known as string trimmers). Check your operators manual for model specific information.

Tech Chat with Chad

Chad Dubois, Technical Manager for STIHL Canada shows you how to get the most out of your STIHL tools!

Ontario Farm Safe Plan

Are you aware of all the hazards on your farm and what is required of you as an employer to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act? This link skips right to Ontario's farming operations page.