AgSafe Alberta Resources

The following resources will help you get up to speed on the basics. Find the forms and templates you need to start your own safety plan, provide simple training for your employees, plus important links to WCB and Occupational Health and Safety materials.

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OHS Guideline Documents 


Hazard Assessments

Specs and Certification

Chemical & Biological Hazards 

Confined Spaces Analysis 

Crane Hoists and Lifting 

Emergency Response

Walkways & Ladders 

Fall Protection 

Fire and Explosion 

First Aid 

General Safety Precautions 

Joint Health and Safety Communications 

Lift and Handle Loads

Hazardous Energy 

Noise Exposure 

Overhead Powerlines 

Personal Production Equipment 

Powered Mobile Equipment 

Radiation Exposure



Scaffolds and Work Platforms 

Toilets and Wash Facilities 

Tools Equipment and Machinery 

Ventilation Systems


Working Alone 


Health Care and Biological Hazards 



Hand Signals on the Farm

Safe Transportation of Farm Equipment in Alberta

Common Hazards Checklist

Mental Health

Mental Health Continuum Model

Psychological Health and Safety Awareness Course

Psychological Health and Safety for Employers Course

Psychological Health and Safety for Workers Course

Reducing Mental Health Stigma in the Workplace Course

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

Farm and Ranch Flipbook

Farm and Ranch Highlights

WHMIS 2015 for Workers

WHMIS 2015 for Employers

Reporting and Investigating Serious Incidents & Injuries

OHS Act, Regulation and Code

Information on Youth working in Ag

Youth Employment Laws in ALBERTA

Cultivate Safety

Farm Employee Management: Farm Safety and Hiring Youth on the Farm

Workers Compensation Board of Alberta (WCB)

Farming Coverage Fact Sheet

Hurt at Work Poster

My worker is injured, what do I do? (Fact sheet)

Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)

TDG for Agriculture



Ag Health and Safety Alliance

Fertilizer Canada

About Fertilizer Canada

Anhydrous Ammonia Awareness for First Responders


Fertilizer Canada is an industry association representing Canadian manufacturers, wholesalers and retail distributors of nitrogen, phosphate and potash fertilizer used in the production of agricultural crops that help feed the world.

Fertilizer Canada promotes the safe and secure manufacturing, handling, storage, transportation and application of commercial fertilizers thereby protecting employees, transportation workers, first responders, farmers and the general public from risk due to accidental release, environmental emergency, or criminal misuse of fertilizer products.

Codes of Practice: Ensuring fertilizer safety requires standardized Codes of Practice and a coordinated effort among all industry stakeholders. The Canadian fertilizer industry champions industry-led, world-class Codes of Practice to manage the risks of fertilizer products through their life-cycle. These Codes of Practice are mandatory for members of Fertilizer Canada.

eLearning: Fertilizer Canada’s eLearning courses provide the necessary tools to maintain critical standards and procedures knowledge to ensure safety and security across the industry. Fertilizer Canada’s eLearning courses are offered at no cost online, providing industry professionals reliable, versatile information.

The compliance guides provided here are for reference purposes only and will not relieve persons using them from their obligations under the applicable legislation. Compliance guides may be removed from the website at any time.

OHS Overview

Occupational Health and Safety Compliance Guide

A comprehensive overview of Occupational Health and Safety legislation in Alberta and how it applies to your farm or ranch.

Specific Compliance Guides

Fixed Ladder Safety Requirements

Confined Space

Health and Safety Committee/Representative

First Aid Training Requirements









For the latest information and announcements on COVID-19 from the Government of Alberta, click here.

For the latest information and announcements on COVID-19 from the Government of Canada, click here.

Alberta OHS has provided some resources for employers, click here.


Create a team for managing the COVID-19 situation around your worksite. It is best to have more than one person in case someone falls ill.


A hazard assessment should be completed at your workplace and controls implemented to help prevent the spread. Follow the recommendations from the provincial and federal government updates. Communicate this with your employees.

Farms can encourage social distancing through administrative controls like:


  • Engaging your employees in planning for the management of everyone’s health and safety
  • Having morning huddles to divide tasks (can be done outside or by phone)
  • Change schedules so that employees arrive at different times and have different break times


You should also review your emergency response plan, see the FarmSafe Plan manual and workbook for information on emergency response planning. Plan for what work has to be done with a reduced workforce and cross train employees if possible.


Watch for signs of stress in your employees. Encourage them to talk to others and to reach out for help if they are feeling overwhelmed. Alberta Mental Health advice is available 24/7 at 1-877-303-2642.


The Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council (CAHRC) has created a dedicated webpage with the latest information, recommendations, employee management tips, tools (posters, policies) and links to authorities. click here.


The Canadian Federation of Agriculture has also created a COVID-19 resource page for agriculture employers. click here.


Also check with your provincial or national commodity organizations as they may have information available for your specific operation. click here.


The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) has a list of questions and answers (Q&As) related to COVID-19's impact on animals. click here.