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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 can be found guilty, have charges withdrawn or… Read More »May Newsletter

April Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE It Happened To One Of Us Equipment Is About To Start Moving, Are You Ready To Do It Safely? 13 Tips For Making Equipment Moves Safer Spring Survival Tips It Happened to One of Us 2016 Incident Summary(Incident source: Alberta Government. Investigation Report Fatality Worker Fatally Injured While Welding a Tire Rim, April 25, 2016. Open.alberta.ca. Accessed March 14, 2023 from https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/2012f8db-68de-4ab3-947c-f319b28ec9c4/resource/f2346d6b-4394-468d-aac7-8b43dd6ad1db/download/16-04-25-heidecker-report-public.pdf) Description Injury Type Age Range Sector WCB Code Worker fatally injured while welding a tire rim Fatality Unknown Mixed Operation Not Confirmed  A farm hand was welding… Read More »April Newsletter

March Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE Employers Are Required to Create an Emergency Transportation Plan It Happened To One Of Us: 2016 Incident Summary Register For Our Growing Farm Safety Webinar Series Before Time Runs Out 2023 Farm Machinery Entrapment & Livestock Rescue Symposium Changes to First Aid Requirements It Happened to One of Us 2016 Incident Summary(Incident source: Alberta Government. Investigation Report Fatality – All-Terrain Vehicle Incident April 20, 2016. Open.alberta.ca. Accessed February 21, 2023 from https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/0b3bd4c8-560f-406d-9555-cc5a17f62a05/resource/3d38d251-3ca6-4c5a-af30-8b255657c115/download/16-04-20namakareportpublic.pdf  Description Injury Type Age Range Sector WCB Code Worker ejected from ATV while pushing cattle Fatality Approximately… Read More »March Newsletter

February Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE It Happened To Many Of Us: 2022 Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Contact Highlights Register For Our Growing Farm Safety Webinar Series Before Time Runs Out Planning Your Next Pesticide Purchase IT HAPPENED TO MANY OF US 2022 Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Contact HighlightsSource: Alberta Labour / Alberta Occupational Health & Safety The information in this article was obtained from a report AgSafe Alberta received from Alberta Occupational Health and Safety regarding contact points that occurred in 2022. Keep in mind that these numbers do not take… Read More »February Newsletter

January Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE It Happened to One of Us Growing Farm Safety Series Presentations 12 Days of Safety Winners Celebrating Five Years of Service Why Take WHMIS… Especially If You Have Already? It Happened to One of Us 2016 Incident Summary(Incident source: The Canadian Press. (2016, January 4). Alberta man dies in propane tank explosion on farm. Theglobeandmail.com. Accessed November 9, 2022, from https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/alberta/alberta-man-dies-in-propane-tank-explosion-on-farm/article28000374/)  Description Injury Type Age Range Sector WCB Code Propane tank explosion Fatality Not Confirmed Not Confirmed Not Applicable  A farm owner/operator had been using a propane-fired torched when… Read More »January Newsletter

December Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE It Happened to One of Us 12 Days of Safety Special Announcement FARMERS CARE Level 2 Is Now Available! 2023 Growing Farm Safety Series FARMERS CARE Level 1: The Re-Boot It Happened to One of Us 2022 Incident Summary (Incident source: Archer, Meaghan. (2022, October 5). 2 men arrested after theft of ‘substantial amounts’ of canola from central Alberta farm. Globalnews.ca. Accessed November 9, 2022, from https://globalnews.ca/news/9175675/canola-theft-central-alberta-farm/#:~:text=RCMP%20have%20arrested%20two%20men%20and%20recovered%20farming,farm%20and%20%E2%80%9Csuspicious%20individuals%20attempting%20to%20sell%20canola.%E2%80%9D) Description Injury Type Age Range Sector WCB Code Theft None Not Confirmed Not Confirmed Not Confirmed Early one morning, on a farm… Read More »December Newsletter

November Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE It Happened to One of Us What’s All The Fuss About Grain Bin Ladders? Climbing Grain Bins: How To Reduce The Risk! It Happened to One of Us 2017 Incident Summary (Source: Alberta Government. Investigation Report Worker fatally injured by a steer while loading cattle, Aug. 17, 2017. Open.alberta.ca. Accessed Oct. 17, 2022, from https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/ee80e0b2-f419-42e2-988c-3f5dab31a0a4/resource/a603a0ff-a521-4756-bf6e-c569c583fb6f/download/lbr-2017-08-17-coro-view-farms-report-public.pdf) Description Injury Type Age Range Sector WCB Code Crushed while loading cattle into a cattle liner Fatality Not Confirmed Not Confirmed Not Confirmed The driver of a cattle liner was moving steers through a series… Read More »November Newsletter

October Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE It Happened to One of Us We Saw It on Social Media Understanding Risk It Happened to One of Us 2019 Incident Summary(Source: Alberta Government. Investigation Report Worker Fatality – Engulfed by Grain, November 20, 2019. Open.alberta.ca. Accessed September 19, 2022, from https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/b23f854f-3ee9-4188-9194-618fcb17c247/resource/257b1d02-a1af-4fce-8c63-0b79b756c91a/download/lbr-fatality-report-no-f-ohs-1891931.pdf) Description Injury Type Age Range Sector WCB Code Engulfed by grain inside a trailer hopper Fatality Not Confirmed Not Confirmed Not Confirmed A farm owner operator and their full-time employee of two years (who had a mixed farming operation of their own) were hauling grain to… Read More »October Newsletter

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