Now that seeding is well underway across the province, we want
you to think about the risks of working with energy on your farm. For
many of you electricity will be the first thing that comes to mind when I
mention energy. Did you know that I am also referring to these forms of
energy as well: hydraulic, thermal, mechanical, pneumatic, radiation,
chemical and gravitational?
Do you know how to isolate energy on
your farm to complete the work you need to do? See our Take 11 feature
below for quick and easy reminders to keep yourself and your team safe
Our friends at Fortis want us to remind you about
the dangers around power lines. In 2020 FortisAlberta recorded 14 power
line contacts with air seeders and sprayers and so far in 2021, there
have been four contacts involving air seeders. This is why we’ve worked
with Fortis to include some helpful hints for power line safety on your
farm in the Safety Minute section below.
These next weeks will
undoubtedly be busy on your farm. But nothing matters more than you and
your farm team’s health and safety. People are a farm’s most valuable
resource, so lets get through this season safely.
Questions or concerns? We are always here to help you out. Contact our team anytime:
– General inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org | 403-219-7901
– Hotline for incidence assistance: 1-833-9AGSAFE
AgSafe Executive Director