Updated: Jul 10, 2018
Helping farmers meet the safety regulations that are being put on them all over Canada.
Members of Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development’s farm safety team have been working with the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) to develop the Alberta FarmSafe Plan. The plan is a resource to help farmers develop health and safety systems specific to their individual operations.
Alberta Farmsafe Plan
The idea behind this program, and what makes it different from other health and safety planning tools, is that it will be adaptable and easily applied to all sectors of the agriculture industry.
In addition to creating a safer work environment, the Alberta FarmSafe Plan complies with criteria for the Alberta Partnerships in Injury Prevention Certificate of Recognition (COR). A completed FarmSafe Plan will provide farmers with all the necessary criteria to obtain their COR if they so choose. With their COR farmers are eligible for rebates through the Workers’ Compensation Board of Alberta. The manual is expected to be available for Alberta farmers later this spring.
Anyone interested in participating in the second phase Alberta FarmSafe Plan pilot can visit www.agriculture.alberta.ca/farmsafety