Farm Safety

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Bill 17 Introduced

June 30, 2017

On May 24, 2017, the Government of Alberta introduced the Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act, or Bill 17.  Bill 17 includes a number of wide-ranging provisions designed to make changes to Alberta’s employment standards process and labour codes, including provisions that give farm and ranch workers the right to formMore

EFA Farm Safety Committee

June 30, 2017

EFA has a new Farm Safety Committee! The Farm Safety Committee held its first meeting on April 21, 2017, to review the history of farm safety initiatives in Alberta.  The committee has reviewed draft programming for AgSafe Alberta. The purpose of this committee is to: provide advice to EFA onMore


April 21, 2017

Following the announcement of Bill 6 legislation, the Government of Alberta appointed 72 participants to six consultation tables, to review various aspects of the intended legislative framework.  The table topics included employment standards, labor relations, Occupational Health and Safety codes, best practices and education.  The newly formed AgCoalition responded withMore

Job Task Hazard Assessments

April 21, 2017

EFA put together a Farm Safety Producer Package in 2016, to assist egg farmers in developing Job Task Hazard Assessments (JTHAs) for the 9 most dangerous jobs on a typical egg operation.  Template forms were provided to all farmers at the EFA Regional Meetings in January, 2016. EFA hosted workshopsMore