FarmSafe Alberta - A Safety Planning Guide for Farms and Ranches

 
 
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Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF) has developed FarmSafe Alberta - A Safety Planning Guide for Farms and Ranches to help farmers manage health and safety on the farm. FarmSafe Alberta is a system based on the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association's Canada FarmSafe Plan and was created by AF in partnership with Alberta Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour.

FarmSafe Alberta is a tool to help farmers and farm managers implement a health and safety management system, or safety plan, on their operation that aligns with similar systems in other Alberta industries. It consists of a step-by-step manual used in a two-day workshop that enables farmers to develop a written health and safety system tailored to their individual business needs.

Information on FarmSafe Alberta: Farmers, farm businesses and agricultural groups interested in FarmSafe Alberta can contact a farm safety specialist to discuss setting up a workshop for their team or in their community.

AF Farm Safety Specialists:
Nicole Hornett
Email: nicole.hornett@gov.ab.ca Phone: 403-948-8524

Blair Takahashi
Email: blair.takahashi@gov.ab.ca Phone: 403-388-4030

Are you looking to work with a FarmSafe Advisor one-on-one? FarmSafe Advisors also conduct classroom training for groups. Contact a FarmSafe Advisor to discuss safety planning goals, availability and pricing: Resources for current FarmSafe Alberta users:
FarmSafe SharePoint Access (login and password required)

For SharePoint assistance:
Nicole Hornett
Email: nicole.hornett@gov.ab.ca

FarmSafe Alberta has been developed to comply with the Alberta Government Certificate of Recognition (COR). A completed FarmSafe Alberta safety system will provide all the necessary building blocks for participants to obtain a voluntary COR. Becoming COR certified signifies that farm has an effective health and safety management system in place. This designation also makes a farm eligible for Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) rebates.

Additional options in farm safety planning:
  • Contact a Certifying Partner and inquire about their Health and Safety Management System training options.
  • Contact a local safety company and inquire about their experiences in safety planning. You might find someone suitable in our Farm Safety Online Directory.
  • Download this Occupational Health and Safety Tool Kit for Small Business from WorkSafe Alberta.
  • Research other planning guides and templates from across Canada. Please note that Occupational Health and Safety legislation is provincially regulated; be sure the plan or template you choose is appropriate for Alberta.
Additional online farm safety resources:
FarmSafe Alberta Worksheets
Sources of individual or group grants and funding
Owner/Manager Farm Safety Programming
Farm Worker Safety Programming
Educational Resources
Quick Reference Posters
Personal Protective Equipment Selection
Factsheets
ATV Safety
Safety Up for New and Young Farm Workers
SafeThink Agriculture Course
 
 
 
 
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This information published to the web on August 21, 2013.
Last Reviewed/Revised on March 13, 2017.