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January 2024January 2024
  • It Happened To One of Us
  • Do You Need a Gas Monitor?
  • The Hazards of Lithium Batteries

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December 2023December 2023
  • It Happened To One of Us
  • Remember to Check Your Furnace Filters
  • Working in Cold Weather
  • Winter Travel Basics

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November 2023November 2023
  • 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

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October 2023October 2023
  • 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?

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September 2023September 2023
  • 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?

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August 2023August 2023
  • 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?

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July 2023July 2023
  • 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!

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June 2023June 2023
  • 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

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May 2023May 2023
  • 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

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April 2023April 2023
  • It Happened To One of Us: 2016 Incident Summary
  • Equipment Is About To Start Moving, Are You Ready To Do It Safely?
  • 13 Tips For Making Equipment Moves Safer
  • Safety First, Last Thoughts: Spring Survival Tips

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March 2023March 2023
  • 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
  • Safety First, Last Thoughts: Changes to First Aid Requirements
  • Employers Are Required to Create an Emergency Transportation Plan

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February 2023February 2023
  • 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
  • Safety First, Last Thoughts: Planning Your Next Pesticide Purchase

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January 2023January 2023
  • It Happened To One Of Us: 2016 Incident Summary
  • Growing Farm Safety Series Presentations
  • 12 Days Of Safety Winners
  • Celebrating Five Years Of Service
  • Safety First, Last Thoughts: Farmers Care Level 1: The Re-boot

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December 2022December 2022
  • It Happened To One Of Us: 2022 Incident Summary
  • 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

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November 2022November 2022
  • It Happened to One of Us
  • What’s All The Fuss About Grain Bin Ladders?
  • Climbing Grain Bins: How To Reduce The Risk!

October 2022October 2022
  • It Happened to One of Us (Entrapment and Engulfment in Grain, Restricted and Confined Spaces)
  • We Saw it on Social Media: Load Securement
  • Understanding Risk

September 2022September 2022
  • It Happened to One of Us (Grain Truck Safety: Blind Spots, Ground Condition and Fit for Duty Issues)
  • Farming and Growing Older
  • Seniors and Agriculture-Related Fatalities
  • Understanding Risk

August 2022August 2022
  • It Happened to One of Us (Transporting Farm Equipment on Public Roads)
  • Slow-Moving Vehicle (SMV) Signs
  • Approaching Equipment Safely
  • Fatigue and the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS)

July 2022July 2022
  • It Happened to One of Us (Potentially Serious Incidents[PSIs] and Alberta OHS)
  • Hydration and Heat Stress
  • Watch for Bee and Wasp Nests
  • Using the UV Index
  • Lightning Safety

June 2022June 2022
  • It Happened to One of Us (Entanglements)
  • 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

May 2022May 2022
  • It Happened to One of Us (Run Overs)
  • 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

April 2022April 2022
  • It Happened to One of Us (Tractor Roll Overs)
  • Managing Fatigue During Calving and Seeding
  • How Many Hours of Sleep do you Need?
  • Hearing Loss Hurts
  • Power Line Safety Reminders

March 2022March 2022
  • It Happened to One of Us (Storing and Handling Hay Bales Safely)
  • Female Farmer and Farm Worker Health
  • Fatigue is a State of Impairment
  • Learning to Recognize Fatigue
  • Changing your Approach to the Time Change

February 2022February 2022
  • It Happened to One of Us (Falls from Height and Ladder Best Practices)
  • Alberta OHS Activity in Agriculture
  • End a Dangerous Practice, not a Life
  • Not Having a Safety Program is Risky Business

January 2022January 2022
  • It’s Safe to Say – A Message from our Leader (the Safety Pyramid and FARMERS CARE)
  • Do I Need a Health and Safety Committee or Representative?
  • Benefits of a Health and Safety Committee or Representative
  • Best Practices for Operating Equipment in Low Light

December 2021December 2021
  • It’s Safe to Say – A Message from our Leader (2021 Highlights)
  • Don’t Get Caught (Entanglements)
  • 2022 Growing Farm Safety Speaker Series
  • Working in Cold Weather
  • A Goal Without a Plan (Setting Farm Safety Goals for 2022)

November 2021November 2021
  • AgSafe Alberta Proudly Presents FARMERS CARE Level 1
  • Alberta Farmers and Ranchers no Longer Exempt from Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Changes to Alberta One Call and Where’s the Line
  • Effects of Electrical Current on the Body
  • Take 11 – Electrocution
  • Even if you Only Have one Casual Employee, you are an Employer
  • Why Safety Needs to be Made Real and Lived

October 2021October 2021
  • It’s Safe to Say – A Message from our Leader (Restricted and Confined Spaces)
  • Restricted and Confined Spaces: An Introduction
  • Are you “In the Know” When it Comes to Mental Health?
  • Take 11 – Restricted/Confined Space
  • Why NOT to Burn Agricultural Plastics
  • Pathways of Exposure to Pollutantsfrom Burning Agricultural Plastics

September 2021September 2021
  • It’s Safe to Say – A Message from our Leader (Reflective Clothing and Staying Visible)
  • Better for the Both of you – Safety Best Practices for Animal Handling
  • ASAE Hand Signals Save Time, Prevent Frustration
  • Take 11 – Animal Handling
  • Yearn to Burn? Not so Fast… (Prohibited Debris)

August 2021August 2021
  • It’s Safe to Say – A Message from our Leader (Harvest Safety)
  • Harvest Safety Highlights 2021
  • Safe Handling of Veterinary Drugs and Medicated Feeds
  • TilmicosinExposure
  • Take 11 – Chemical Exposure
  • Don’t let the ‘M’ Word Hold you Back This Harvest
  • A Simple Act of Leadership
  • Agricultural Plastics: Get Ready to Recycle!

July 2021July 2021
  • It’s Safe to Say – A Message from our Leader (Farm Visitor Safety)
  • Extracting Stuck Equipment Safely
  • Take 11 – Secure Loads
  • Go Indoors When the Thunder Roars

June 2021June 2021
  • It’s Safe to Say – A Message from our Leader (Working Remotely and Working Alone, COVID-19 Vaccinations)
  • Reminders About Working Alone
  • Keeping our Kids Safe This Summer
  • Take 11 – Remote Work
  • Preventing Heat-Related Illnesses

May 2021May 2021
  • It’s Safe to Say – A Message from our Leader (Working with Energy on Your Farm)
  • Reminders About Power Line Safety This Spring
  • Take 11 – Energy Isolation
  • Fatigue Management on the Farm

April 2021April 2021
  • It’s Safe to Say – A Message from our Leader (the Busy Season)
  • Safety Best Practices for Grain Farms and Ranches
  • Take 11 – Reacquaint Yourself with the Fundamentals of Farm Safety!
  • Safety Resources Refresher

March 2021March 2021
  • It’s Safe to Say – A Message from our Leader (Farm Safety Planning)
  • Preventing Injuries from Fatigue, Calving and Run Overs
  • Take 11 – Reacquaint Yourself with the Fundamentals of Farm Safety!
  • Farm Safety Planning and Speaker Series Webinars

February 2021February 2021
  • It’s Safe to Say – A Message from our Leader (Upcoming Webinars and Online Resources)
  • Inhalation of Dusts and Moulds on the Farm
  • Mask Fitting with Men’s Facial Hair
  • Take 11 – Reacquaint Yourself with the Fundamentals of Farm Safety!
  • Air Quality Hazards

January 2021January 2021
  • It’s Safe to Say – A Message from our Leader (Farmer Mental Health)
  • Falls from Heights
  • Take 11 – Reacquaint Yourself with the Fundamentals of Farm Safety!
  • Steps for Fall Management

December 2020December 2020
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Review Your Emergency Response Plan
  • Speaker Series Webinars
  • 12 Days of Safety

November 2020November 2020
  • Grain Bin Safety
  • Welcome to our new Safety Manager
  • Bale Safety

October 2020October 2020
  • Harvest Hazards
  • Road Safety
  • PTO Points to Observe
  • More can be Done to Improve Farm Safety, FCC Survey Shows

September 2020September 2020
  • COVID-19 Harvest Guidelines
  • Safe Handling Around Animals
  • Combine Fires

August 2020August 2020
  • Harvest Safety
  • COVID-19 Webinar
  • FarmSafe Webinar Series

July 2020July 2020
  • FarmSafe Webinar Series
  • Visitor Safety on Your Farm
  • COVID-19 Resources

June 2020June 2020
  • How to get Started on Your Farm Safe Plan
  • Chemical Safety and Storage
  • FarmSafe Webinar Series
  • How to Have a Toolbox Talk

May 2020May 2020
  • Safe Lifting Techniques
  • Mental Health Resources
  • April Webinars
  • What Respirator Should you be Using?

April 2020April 2020
  • #plant20 Orientation
  • Toolbox Talks
  • Webinars
  • ROPS Survey

March 2020March 2020
  • Canadian Agricultural Safety Week
  • Run Over and Roll Over Prevention
  • Hand Signals on the Farm
  • Farm Freedom and Safety Act

February 2020February 2020
  • AgSafe AGM 2020
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Emergency Response on the Farm
  • Farm Freedom and Safety Act
  • Winter Tips

January 2020January 2020
  • Revised FarmSafe Manual and Workbook Launch
  • Farm Freedom and Safety Act
  • Safety Tips for the New Year

December 2019December 2019
  • Happy Holidays from AgSafe Alberta!
  • 12 Days of Safety
  • Seven Holiday Safety Concerns in the Workplace
  • Protecting Your Family This Holiday Season

November 2019November 2019
  • Planting the Seeds of Safety: How to Implement a Formal Hazard Assessment

October 2019October 2019
  • Livestock Safety Tips
  • Farm and Ranch Safety Tip: Watch the Kids

September 2019September 2019
  • First Aid Essentials
  • New AgSafe Alberta Safety Manager
  • Grain Bin Safety: Where Education Meets Preparation

August 2019August 2019
  • Harvest Safety
  • #SafeHarvest2019 Checklist

July 2019July 2019
  • Is Your Farm Safe for Visitors?
  • Farm Safety Survey
  • June 2019 Blog Posts

June 2019June 2019
  • Managing Fatigue
  • Introducing AgSafe Alberta’s New Hotline

May 2019May 2019
  • Tractor Safety: Run Over and Roll Over Prevention
  • Toolbox Talks and Compliance Guides

April 2019April 2019
  • Safety Around Livestock and Farm Animals
  • AgSafe Alberta Welcomes Two New Staff Members
  • Farm Health and Safety Producer Grant Program

March 2019March 2019
  • Working Alone on the Farm
  • Thank You, Donna!
  • Farm Health and Safety Producer Grant Program

January 2019January 2019
  • Prime Contractors on the Farm
  • Prevention of Wintery Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Speaking from Experience: Run-in with a Power Line

December 2018December 2018
  • Managing Contractors on the Farm
  • Working in Cold Weather

November 2018November 2018
  • Reducing the Risk of Fire on Your Farm
  • Shelter in Place
  • Speaking from Experience: So Easy to Become Complacent
  • Be Prepared: 72-Hour Emergency Kit

October 2018October 2018
  • Cannabis Legalization on the Horizon
  • Managing Stress
  • Speaking from Experience: Tractor Run Over
  • Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) Alberta Fact Sheet

September 2018September 2018
  • Occupational Health and Safety on Alberta Farms and Ranches
  • Fundamental OHS Rights and Responsibilities of Employers and Workers on Alberta Farms and Ranches

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