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September Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE It Happened to One of Us Farming and Growing Older Seniors and Agriculture-Related Fatalities Understanding Risk It Happened to One of Us 2021 Incident Summary(Source: Alberta Occupational Health and Safety) Description Injury Type Age Range Sector WCB Code Run over by grain truck Fatality Not Confirmed Dairy 1203 Pinned by grain truck Fatality 30 to 39 Years Feed Lots 1201 When a fatality involving a grain truck occurs, there are typically several factors that contributed to it. A few examples of things to keep in mind as you… Read More »September Newsletter

August Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE It Happened to One of Us How Is Your Sign? Approaching Equipment Safely Fatigue… Take The Test! It Happened to One of Us 2019 Incident Summary (Source: CBC) Description Injury Type Age Range Sector WCB Code Motor vehicle/tractor collision Non-serious Unavailable Unavailable Unavailable Incidents involving agricultural equipment and motorists are not uncommon, most don’t make the news, and sadly, the outcomes of these incidents can be far more devastating than in this instance.  While producers cannot control the actions of motorists on roads and highways, we can take steps… Read More »August Newsletter

July Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE It Happened to One of Us Hydration and Heat Stress Watch for Bee and Wasp Nests Using the UV Index Lightning Safety It Happened to One of Us 2022 Producer Reported Occurrence(Source: AgSafe Alberta) Description Injury Type Age Range Sector WCB Code Undisclosed Non-serious injury Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed What happenedAgSafe Alberta received a report from a producer who has employees and Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) – Alberta coverage. The producer made a report to WCB within the 72-hour reporting period as they are required to do. Sometime later,… Read More »July Newsletter

June Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE It Happened to One of Us Alberta Vehicle Extraction Association’s Farm Extrication & Machinery Entrapment Rescue Symposium Health and Safety Representative and Committee Training Consort Creative Hands 4-H Club Preventing a Wildfire on Your Farm It Happened to One of Us 2021 Incident Summary(Incident source: Alberta Occupational Health and Safety) Description Injury Type Age Range Sector WCB Code Entanglement Fatality 70-79 Hay / Grain / Crop 1600 Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting (CAIR Reports) found that between 2003 and 2012: Entanglements increased an average of 6.2% annually 51%… Read More »June Newsletter

May Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE It Happened to One of Us Agricultural Operation Fined Following Incident Health and Safety Representative and Committee Training Bird Flu Hazards Farmer Mental Health: Get In The Know For Yourself and Others Mental Health Continuum Model It Happened to One of Us 2021 Incident Summary(Incident source: Alberta Occupational Health and Safety) Description Injury Type Age Range Sector WCB Code Run Over Fatality Unconfirmed Dairy 1203 Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting (CAIR Reports) found that between 2003 and 2012 the top three machine types involved in run overs were:… Read More »May Newsletter

April newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE It Happened to One of Us Eat. Sleep. Calve. Seed. Repeat. Hours of Sleep Hearing Loss Hurts Power Line Safety Reminders It Happened to One of Us 2021 Incident Summary(Incident source: Alberta Occupational Health and Safety) Description Injury Type Age Range Sector WCB Code TractorRollover Fatality 15 to 19 Years Beef Producers 1200 According to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, 85% of all tractor rollovers are sideways rollovers! Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting (CAIR Reports) shows that the top five immediate causes of rollovers are: Travelling… Read More »April newsletter

March Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE It Happened to One of Us Female Farmer & Farm Worker Health Fatigue is a State of Impairment Learning to Recognize Fatigue Changing Your Approach to the Time Change It Happened to One of Us 2021 Incident Summary (Incident source: Alberta Occupational Health and Safety) Description Injury Type Age Range Sector WCB Code Crushed by falling hay bale Serious injury Not Confirmed Feed Lots 01201 Crushed by falling hay bale Serious injury 20 to 29 Years Hay/Grain/ Crop Farming 01600 Hay bales can vary drastically in weight;… Read More »March Newsletter

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