Alberta producers can now get immediate support if there’s a workplace safety incident on their farm or ranch.
AgSafe Alberta, an industry-led collaboration of farm groups, has set up and will operate a hotline that farmers can call at any time. The number is 1-833-9AG-SAFE (1-833-924-7233).
“This hotline is available 24-7, year round and all calls are connected directly to AgSafe Alberta,” the organization said in a news release. “Those in need of assistance will receive informed and compassionate support from an AgSafe Alberta employee.”
Calling the hotline is voluntary and any information provided is kept confidential. If the incident is reportable, AgSafe Alberta will help determine what reporting needs to be done.
Should a farm or ranch experience a serious incident — including an injury, fatality, property damage or near miss — a response from an Occupational Health and Safety officer may follow.
For more information, go to the AgSafe Alberta Hotline page.
There is no charge for calling the hotline. Support for serious incidents could include an on-site visit or over-the-phone assistance.