AgSafe Alberta Hotline For Incident Assistance
In the event that your farm or ranch experiences a serious incident a response from Occupational Health and Safety Officers may follow. AgSafe Alberta is dedicated to providing assistance to farms and ranches as they work through this process. This is a great introduction into how you can start making your farm or ranch AgSafe Certified.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
No. For emergencies, call 911 immediately.
No, AgSafe Alberta is an industry-led safety association providing health and safety resources to farms and ranches. Contacting the AgSafe Alberta Hotline for incident Assistance is free to producers as is any advice given or visits conducted as a result of an incident.
As soon as reasonably possible AFTER you have called 9-1-1 and have addressed the emergency.
- An injury, illness or incident that results in the death (for example, even something that you don’t think was work related, such as a heart attack.
- An injury, illness or incident in which there is reason to believe an employee has been or will be admitted to a hospital beyond treatment in an emergency room or urgent care facility (for example, this could include the person being sent home and then going back to the next day for a consult with a surgeon)
- An unplanned or uncontrolled explosion, fire or flood that causes a serious injury or illness or that has the potential of causing a serious injury or illness (for example, someone being exposed to toxic fumes from a chemical storage building that caught fire)
- The collapse or upset of a crane, derrick or hoist (for example, a boom truck was upset)
- The collapse or failure of any component of a building or structure necessary for the structural integrity of the building or structure (for example, a barn roof collapsing after a heavy snow fall or a pole in a pole barn being taken out by a loader)
- Any potentially serious incident, where there wasn’t a serious incident as described above but the potential existed (near miss or no-loss incident)
As soon as reasonably possible AFTER you have called 9-1-1 and have addressed the emergency or situation accordingly, you are encouraged to call the AgSafe Alberta Hotline at 1-833-924-7233.
No. Calling the Hotline is voluntary. We are a resource should you require support working through the aftermath of a serious incident.
Yes, you may remain anonymous but it’s challenging for AgSafe Alberta to support you through and incident with only limited information. The more information you’re willing to share, the better we can assist you.
Yes. AgSafe Alberta employees take calls 24/7, 365 days a year on the hotline. In the event they are assisting another person or addressing another matter, it is important that you leave your name, number and a brief message to receive a call back. When calling the hotline, you can feel confident you’re getting informed and compassionate support.
No. All information you share with us is kept confidential. It is not reported to any organization outside of AgSafe Alberta. If the incident is reportable, we inform you of any reporting requirements but it’s up to you to make those calls.