Harvest is just around the corner and farm safety should be top of mind. On average, 100 people die in Canadian agriculture every year, and 53% of these deaths occurred while working alone. To further our commitment to farm safety, Dow AgroSciences is proud to partner with STARS to help increase accident survival rates, improve emergency response times and reduce the occurrence of lost or missing people, through the creation of a safety network called SOLUS.
SOLUS is a smartphone app that tracks your location in real time and enables first responders to get help to you sooner in a medical emergency. The app was developed to give peace of mind to farmers and their families who work, play or live in rural locations where help may be far away and difficult to connect with.