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: Phone: 403-948-8524

Blair Takahashi
Email: 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

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
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.