How we do it

To understand the who, what, where, why, when and how of agricultural injuries across Canada, CAIR, through the Alberta Centre for Injury Control and Research (ACICR), works with provincial agencies such the offices of the coroner or chief medical examiner, departments of vital statistics or farm safety associations to collect lists of all potential agriculture-related fatalities within each province. Then CAIR’s provincial collaborators pull data from detailed case reports, enter it using a standard data abstraction form and send it on to ACICR for verification, coding and analysis. The result is a series of verifiable reports of agricultural fatalities in Canada.