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AgSafe Alberta announces new 
Hotline for Incident Support 
for Alberta farmers and ranchers

 

For Immediate Release

June 14, 2019 (Calgary, AB) — AgSafe Alberta is pleased to announce its new confidential Hotline for Incident Assistance for Alberta farmers and ranchers: 1-833-9AG-SAFE. This hotline is available 24/7, year-round and all calls are connected directly to AgSafe Alberta. Those in need of assistance will receive informed and compassionate support from an AgSafe Alberta employee. 

“The team at AgSafe Alberta is dedicated to providing support to our farmers and ranchers as they work through the process of managing a serious incident. The Hotline is an important and essential resource for Alberta’s farming community,” said Jody Wacowich, Executive Director of AgSafe Alberta. 

Calling the Hotline is voluntary. All information is kept confidential. If the incident is reportable, AgSafe Alberta will help determine what reporting needs to be done for the incident.

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. AgSafe Alberta is always available to provide support. The Hotline is free to producers, as is any advice given or visits conducted as a result of an incident. Support for serious incidents includes on-site or over-the-phone assistance. Information on what constitutes a serious incident and details about the Hotline can be found on the AgSafe Alberta website

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AgSafe Alberta is an industry-led collaboration of agricultural commodity groups committed to growing an ingrained culture of safety as a fully-integrated part of the business on Alberta’s farms and ranches. AgSafe Alberta is focused on supporting farmers and ranchers with the development and delivery of farm safety management tools, resources, and training so they can establish practical farm safety management systems and further enhance the safety culture of their operations. 


Media Contact: 
Shannon Lyons 
Communications Manager 
AgSafe Alberta 
slyons@agsafeab.ca
403-219-6253