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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

August Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE It Happened to One Of Us Creating Safe Play Areas Keeping Our Kids Safe on the Farm Important Factors to Consider When Working Alone Wildfire Smoke Resources What is a Toolbox Talk? It Happened to One of Us 2016 Incident Summary(Incident source: Alberta Government, March, 2018). Investigation Report Worker Fatally Crushed by Equipment. Open.alberta.ca. Accessed June 21, 2023 from https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/42e9208b-503f-4e6e-a5f9-88c7097b58b5/resource/c805cc1c-ac4c-4fc9-ae56-ba7c6f81480e/download/16-08-30northwestmowingreportpublic-002.pdf In late August, a worker who had been hauling oats to a farm in northern Alberta was found trapped between the frame and the box of the grain truck… Read More »August Newsletter

July Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE It Happened to One Of Us Young Worker Considerations Young Worker Injury Statistics Transporting Someone To Hospital: Do You Have A Plan In Place & Ready To Act On? ATV Safety This Summer Children & Youth on ATVs Do More Ag Has Launched AgTalk! It Happened to One of Us According to one Canadian study, someone who has a cardiac arrest event in an urban center is 107% more likely to survive than their rural counterpart1. Sudden cardiac arrest events in rural areas are not uncommon and… Read More »July Newsletter

June Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE It Happened To One Of Us Fatigue is a State of Impairment Spray Safe, Stay Safe Who is at Risk Working in Hot Temperatures? Balancing an Employee’s Right to Privacy While Protecting Their Health & Safety Needs Do You Know What To Do If You Are Stuck Outside in Lightning? Runovers Continue to be a Leading Cause of Death on Canadian Farms It Happened to One of Us Most farmers are hesitant to talk openly about incidents that have happened on their farm. While understandable, it is… Read More »June Newsletter

May Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE It Happened To One Of Us May 16-22 is Canada Road Safety Week May is Melanoma & Skin Cancer Awareness Month Extracting Stuck Equipment Safely Power Line Safety Reminders It Happened to One of Us AgSafe Alberta has been made aware of a farm in our province being found guilty of an occupational health and safety (OHS) offence and receiving a fine. When OHS charges are laid, a worksite party (that is, an employer, owner, supervisor, worker, supplier, contractor, etc.) can be found guilty, have charges withdrawn or… Read More »May Newsletter

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