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June Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE It Happened to One of Us Safety Hazards of Hauling Liquid Cargo Have You Met the Flat Farmers Yet? Does Your Farm Need an Open Ear Policy? It Happened To One of Us  2021 Incident Summary  (Incident source: Alberta Government. 2022, February. Investigation Report: Worker fatally injured in farm tractor rollover July 17, 2021. Retrieved May 10, 2024, from https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/f1e32c71-6dbd-4383-b5e1-efdf2ddcc1c4/resource/cba26a2d-e9ff-4725-a707-fac83d85b630/download/jet-fatality-report-no-f-ohs-252837.pdf) If you read last month’s newsletter, you might notice a theme… and you should. According to Canadian Agriculture Injury Reporting, for decades rollovers and runovers have been the leading cause… Read More »June Newsletter

May Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE It Happened to One of Us Announcing the $100 Peavy Mart Gift Card Winners! May 13-19, 2024 is Kids FarmSafe Week! AgKnow Pilot Program is Offering up to Four FREE Counselling Sessions Safe Handling of Veterinary Drugs & Medicated Feeds Are the People in Charge of Safety on Your Farm Trained & Competent? It Happened To One of Us  2019 Incident Summary  (Incident source: Alberta Government. 2021, March. Investigation Report: Worker fatally injured in farm tractor rollover May 20, 2019. Retrieved April 8, 2024 from https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/e6b454a1-1f13-4d51-9c2c-388e5163af68/resource/951b2857-9dd0-4fb1-b270-441196a50397/download/lbr-fatality-report-no-f-ohs-171334.pdf) An experienced farm worker… Read More »May Newsletter

April Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE It Happened to One of Us AgSafe Alberta FarmSafe Plan Learning Program is Online & Free Why You Need WHMIS Training Driving in Fog It Happened To One of Us  Teaching Old Dogs New TricksAddressing increased safety risks for farmers as we age By Ian ChitwoodIan Chitwood is the Chair of the AgSafe Alberta Board of Directors and farms near Airdrie, AB. As an industry, it’s time for those of us in agriculture to acknowledge an uncomfortable truth: we are getting older. According to the latest agriculture… Read More »April Newsletter

March Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE It Happened to Many of Us FARMERS CARE About Safety! What is Canadian Agricultural Safety Week? The Relationship Between Safety & Sustainability It Happened To Many of Us  2022 Incident Summary   (Incident source: The National. 2023, May 10. Albertans scramble to defend their homes from wildfires.  CBC News.  Accessed 2024, February 15 from Albertans scramble to defend their homes from wildfires (youtube.com). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6arTo98rP9U Alberta’s wildfire season runs from March 1 to October 31 each year. Many farmers across Alberta faced challenges and direct losses resulting from wildfires last year.… Read More »March Newsletter

February Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE It Happened To One of Us FARMERS CARE $100 Cabela’s Gift Card Winners When a Vehicle is a Worksite Employers Have Until Feb. 29 to File WCB-Alberta Annual Returns It Happened To One of Us  2022 Incident Summary   (Incident source: Briere, Karen. 2022, February 23. “Dairy farm fined for worker’s death.”  Western Producer.  Accessed 2023, January 08 from https://www.producer.com/news/dairy-farm-fined-for-workers-death/) Description Foreign worker entrapped in PTO shaft Explanation   Fatality Age Range   30 – 39 Years Sector   Dairy WCB Code   Saskatchewan A temporary foreign worker was found… Read More »February Newsletter

January Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE It Happened To One of Us Do You Need a Gas Monitor? The Hazards of Lithium Batteries It Happened To One of Us  2019 Incident Summary  (Incident source: Heide Pearson. 2019, May 14. “9-year-old boy killed in tractor accident in southeastern Alberta.” Global News. May, 08. 9-year-old boy killed in tractor accident in southeastern Alberta – Calgary | Globalnews.ca ) Early one afternoon in May, a nine-year-old boy had been riding on a tractor that someone else was operating on what is considered a family farm in southern Alberta. What happened… Read More »January Newsletter

December Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE It Happened To One of Us Remember to Check Your Furnace Filters Working in Cold Weather Winter Travel Basics It Happened To One of Us  2019 Incident Summary  (Incident source: Blanchard, Karine. 2019, January 08. “Fatal poisoning in Bromont.”  La Voix de l’Est.  January, 08. https://www.lavoixdelest.ca/2019/01/09/intoxication-fatale-a-bromont-4f68bcb443268221b5332be58782ef94/ ) One morning in early January 2019, a farmer was found deceased in the barn where he housed his chickens. He was discovered by concerned relatives who had not heard from him. The investigation into his death revealed the following: The barn’s ventilation system was… Read More »December Newsletter

November Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE An Interview With One of Us Take Your Farm’s Safety to the Next Level with FARMERS CARE Level 3 Hi-Visibility Versus Retro-Reflective: Which One Do You Need? Safe Storage & Handling of Agricultural Medicines An Interview With One of Us   Last fall, AgSafe Alberta had the pleasure of speaking with Ryan Grier, a farmer, father and someone who understands the importance of safety on his family’s operation. Read what he has to say about farm safety and his experience with the FARMERS CARE program. Note: This is… Read More »November Newsletter

October Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE It Happened to One Of Us Don’t Work Yourself to the Bone This Harvest Why Caffeine Is Not a Good Fix For Fatigue Are You Risk Blind? Do You Have Fire Safe Zones Around Your Farm? It Happened to One of Us When it comes to talking about farm incidents and sharing stories, we need to be mindful never to blame, shame or criticize anyone. Incidents like the ones shared in this section not only happen across Alberta but across Canada and even around the world. Farming is… Read More »October Newsletter

September Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE It Happened to One Of Us Overhead Powerline Contact Risks During Harvest Keep Human Safety A Priority During The Fall Run Calm Cattle = Safe Crew You Might Know What You Are Doing, But Is What You Are Doing Safe? It Happened to One of Us Hearing someone’s story in their own words is incredibly powerful. This month, watch the Fortis Alberta Powerline Safety For Farmers video and hear an Alberta farmer talk about how he lost both of his legs as the result of an overhead… Read More »September Newsletter

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