2016 Farm Safety Resource List

 
 
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About Alberta Farm Safety
The Alberta Farm Safety team works hard to create farm safety awareness and prevention of farm injuries through their mission to motivate farm owners, their families and farm employees to work and play safe on Alberta farms.  We work with rural communities to promote farm safety events, provide information and safety resources and to develop and deliver effective injury prevention programs.

Ordering information
To order or for more information on any of these resources, please contact Raelyn Peterson at 780-538-5633, or e-mail at raelyn.d.peterson@gov.ab.ca, or fax 780-538-5288.

Contact information
For information on presentations or the farm safety program in general, please contact:
Grande Prairie: Kenda Lubeck 780-538-5606 or kenda.lubeck@gov.ab.ca
Airdrie: Nicole Hornett 403-948-8524 or nicole.hornett@gov.ab.ca
Grande Prairie: Raelyn Peterson 780-538-5633 or raelyn.d.peterson@gov.ab.ca

A reminder regarding our resources...

The Farm Safety team at Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is happy to create exciting and interactive items to promote rural health and safety in Alberta. The displays and resources we offer are free of charge; we will ship them to you but you are responsible for their return (Example: postage, bus, courier etc.). Please don‘t drop them off at an AFSC (Agriculture Financial Services Corporation) office as they will not always ship them to us. We ask that you return our displays within three days of your event. By sending them back early you can free them up for the next farm safety event.

Each year we get increasing requests for resources. This is wonderful! However, this means there is a higher demand for our items. The damage to some of our displays has been costly to repair; consequently these items will no longer be available for general public use. (Example: Farm Safety Star display and the Safety Up display) When borrowing our displays please take care of them. They need supervision at all times. If displays have been damaged please tell us.

When booking our resources please keep in mind that there are other people requesting them as well so try and book only one or two items per event. Resources are booked on a first come, first serve basis so please get your orders in early. Sometimes due to circumstances, booked resources become unavailable (this happens when people do not promptly return them or when damages occur). We will try to accommodate your request as best we can.

In order for our free displays to continue being used we need to take responsibility for them and protect them against damage.

Thank you and be safe!

Farm Safety Team

Dynamic Resources

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) Campaign

  • CASW occurs in March and features a different theme each year.
  • Alberta Agriculture and Forestry's Farm Safety Program helps to promote CASW and bringing awareness to the theme chosen each year.
  • Visit our homepage for updates on current theme, activities and ways to become involved.
I Love Agriculture Facebook Page
  • stay in touch with others in the agriculture industry
  • upload photos, stay connected with contests and activities
  • post your views on safe farming practices
  • network with other safety-minded individuals
  • get ideas to promote agricultural safety in your community
  • "like" us!
Ropin’ The Web—Available Services
  • the greatest Agricultural website around
  • Ropin’ The Web has many features that can help you plan, develop and  promote your farm safety event.
  • Call of the Land is a five day-a-week, 9-minute agricultural radio program that is heard on 27 radio stations across Alberta. To promote your farm safety event on Call of the Land, please contact Caitlynn Reesor at 780- 422-3981.
  • Coming Events—promote your farm safety event in the Coming Events section for all to see by emailing duke@gov.ab.ca
Fact Sheets and Newsletters

Fact Sheets
All fact sheets are available online.
  • Ammonia Emissions and Safety
  • Dust Control for Livestock Buildings
  • Handling Livestock Safely
  • Hydrogen Sulphide Emissions and Safety
  • Methane Safety
  • Safety for Aging Farmers
  • Silo Gas Safety
  • Respiratory Protection for Producers
  • Water Safety
  • ATV Safety
  • Chemical Safety
  • Safe Lifting Techniques
  • Horse Handling Safety
  • Equestrian Helmet Safety
  • Hearing Safety
  • Tractor Safety
  • Children and Chores Safety
  • Working Alone
  • Zoonotic Diseases
  • New Job Safety
  • Training New Workers
  • Harvest Safety
  • Power Take Off Safety
  • Sun Exposure
  • Safe Play Areas for Children
Farm Safety Newsletter
  • This newsletter is published three times per year to share farm safety information with rural Albertans.  The newsletter features farm safety articles, tips, activities and upcoming events. Click here to subscribe.
Safety Up! Program Items
Safety Up! is a program aimed at 17-24 year olds stressing the importance of safety training with the message “Safety Up! - Save yourself for the good times”.  The campaign is designed to remind youth to stay safe on the farm so they can enjoy all that life has to offer whether that is good times with friends, sports, music, etc.
  • Safety Up! posters
  • fact sheets
  • bumper stickers
Farm Safety Kids' Club
  • Sign up and receive your very own newsletter three times a year. Complete fun activities, games and colouring pages. Learn great safety tips to share with your family. To join please call Raelyn at 780-538-5633 or email raelyn.d.peterson@gov.ab.ca.
New Adventures with Farm Safety Star Activity Book
  • Aimed at four to 10 year olds, children learn important farm safety tips through colouring sheets and activities.
  • Covers several topics including sun safety, animal safety, machinery safety and hazard hunts. 
  • Create your own adventure story or drawing about farm safety.  Send it to Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development and we’ll send you a farm safety prize!
Pencils and Pens and Stickers
  • I’m a Farm Safety Star farm safety star pencils
  • Farm Safety pens
  • A safe farm is a great place to grow! heart stickers
Coloring pages
  • Fun, farm safety images for children to colour
  • Great for group activities, contests, school projects, home activities and much more!
  • Available online.
Multi-Media Resources

Safe Farms
  • Includes the North American Guidelines for Children’s Agricultural Tasks.
  • Includes senior's safety, a safety planning guide, farm family safety and health guide.
Manuals and Booklets

Make It Safe, Make It Visible Poster
  • 11"X17" glossy poster to remind farmers to check their machinery and equipment before transporting on public roadways.
Make It Safe, Make It Visible Manual
  • Safe transport of farm machinery on Alberta Highways. 
  • This manual provides guidelines for safely transporting farm machinery on Alberta roads including daytime and nighttime travel regulations.
  • Click Here for the downloadable version.
A Farm Employer's Guide to Job Orientation and Safety Training
This manual is also available online.
  • A helpful manual for those hiring farmworkers for their operation.
    • Topics include:
    • To Train or Not to Train
    • Why are New and Young Workers at a Higher Risk?
    • What's the Law?
    • What does the Occupational Health and Safety Act Say?
    • Due Diligence
    • WCB Coverage
    • Hazard Identification
    • Hiring and Training
    • Why Train?
    • Organizing Your Orientation and Safety Training Program
    • Making Safety Part of the Plan
Sharps - What's the Point?
  • This safety guide is a reference for new and young farm workers who need to handle sharps and animal medicine.
  • Good refresher for seasoned farm workers as well.
  • Tips and advice on recapping, sharps storage, active ingredients and a handy sharps activity.
  • Includes display materials and sharps decals.
  • This information is also available online.
Planning/Responding to Disasters in Canada
  • This booklet is a practical ‘tool’ for farmers and farm organizations to plan for and respond to natural disasters.  The format is easy to use and covers a wide range of topics.
  • Topics include:
    • emergency management in the farm sector
    • farm gate emergency guide
    • farm emergency planning
    • fact sheets
Farm Safety Day Camp Manual
  • A guide to planning a farm safety day camp.
  • This guide is designed to help answer any questions you may have about planning a farm safety day camp.
  • Includes: sample schedules, topics, presenter and volunteer information, presenter notes, timelines, promotion, etc.
  • Click here for the downloadable version.

North American Guidelines for Children's Agricultural Tasks
  • This booklet is a tool for deciding when and if children are ready to perform farm tasks
  • Covers tasks including tractor, haying and implement operations, animal care, manual labour and general activities.
Interactive and Static Displays

Displays—available on loan
  • Available for use by community groups, schools, etc
  • Staff may be available on a limited basis for presentation with the displays.  Call early to make bookings.
  • Displays must be returned to Alberta Agriculture and Forestry no more than three days after your event.  It is the responsibility of the borrower to return the displays in the same condition they were sent out.
Chemical Display
  • This display shows the shocking similarity between poisonous chemicals and non-poisonous substances. Can you tell the difference between ammonia and water? Fertilizer and candy? Antifreeze and juice?
Magnetic Board with Storyboard
  • Colourful magnetic farm scene that comes with magnets of people, animals and objects.
  • Move the magnets around to create different safety and hazard scenarios.
  • Leader’s guide included.
  • Great for use in the classroom.
  • Approximately 3’ x 3’ or 34” x 28”.
Gravity Flow Wagon
  • Miniature working grain wagon that demonstrates the danger of flowing grain using a toy person and real grain.
  • Great visual resource that engages children of all ages.
  • Make Your Own Gravity Flow Wagon instruction sheet also available.
Cartoon Posters
  • Choose from 37 different colourful cartoon posters depicting various farm safety messages.  
  • Cartoons are engaging for both adults and children. 
  • Topics covered include: equipment safety, animal safety, protective gear and the human factor. 
  • All posters are also available as black and white coloring sheets.  Available on CD or online.
  • Laminated 24 x 36 posters are available for loan for community events.
Helmet Display
  • Designed to encourage people to wear a helmet while riding a horse.
  • Comes with different sizes and styles of helmets to try on.
  • Shows the difference between equestrian helmets, bicycle and ATV helmets
Standard Hand Signals Display
  • tabletop display
  • fun and interactive way to learn the standard hand signals
  • laminated poster (8.5 x 11)
  • fact sheet
  • flashcards game
Hazard Hunt
  • Hazard hunt has three interactive farm scenes with farm toys and presenter instructions.
  • Farm scenes include: farm yard, corral and dugout, fields.
  • Youth learn to spot common hazards found on the farm and discuss ways to fix the hazards.
Hearing Display
  • comes with various interactive resources, games and activities
  • includes sound meters, ear muffs and hearing loss facts
  • includes a display board

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For more information about the content of this document, contact Kenda Lubeck.
This information published to the web on February 23, 2004.
Last Reviewed/Revised on April 26, 2016.