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Slow down and keep keep cattle calm — best formula to keep everyone safe.

Work cattle with safety top of mind

Low-stress handling practices better for cattle and their handlers

As we head into another busy time of year for cattle producers and handlers, it’s good to stop and think about all the increased risks we face over the next couple of months. Fall is a dangerous time because there is just a lot more movement as ranchers bring in cows and calves that haven’t […] Read more

Select fire departments located near G3’s new grain elevators in the Carmangay, Irricana, Morinville, Stettler County, Wetaskiwin and Vermilion areas will be trained before receiving the rescue equipment. Sturgeon County Emergency Services, near G3 Morinville, received the BeGrainSafe training this August.

G3 donates grain rescue equipment to rural Alberta fire departments

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), in partnership with G3, is pleased to announce the donation of $25,000 worth of life-saving grain rescue equipment to several rural Alberta fire departments. Select fire departments located near G3’s new grain elevators in the Carmangay, Irricana, Morinville, Stettler County, Wetaskiwin and Vermilion areas will be trained before receiving […] Read more


Federal program to protect farms, workers from COVID-19 underway

'Highest-risk' farming operations to get priority, Bibeau says

Applications are now open for a federally-administered $35 million emergency on-farm support fund to help limit the impacts of COVID-19 on farms and on-farm workers. Aimed at farm workplaces and employee living quarters, the fund is being managed by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), but cost-shared with participating producers at a 50-50 level. Money is […] Read more

Numbers show a farm accident or injury could happen to you

Tips to keep you and your family safe at harvest

One of the major contributors to farm accidents is stress. And so, we at AgSafe Alberta are worried right now. Not only has this been an unusually stressful year for farmers, we are also now heading into one of the busiest and intense periods for grain farms — harvest. Why it matters: Harvest is an […] Read more


The size of grain bins has exploded in the last generation and it’s not uncommon to see 30- to 60-foot-high bins. Climbing these high bins without any protection is incredibly dangerous, says Robert Gobeil, an agricultural health and safety specialist with the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association.

Bin fall prevention equipment options and six top safety tips

Safety options include personal fall protection equipment, ladder landings and spiral staircases

Quick poll: have you or anyone you know ever fallen from a grain bin ladder? If you can answer “no” to that question, count yourself very lucky, and you’re likely in the minority of Canadian farmers. “At literally every tradeshow, we talk to a dozen people who have fallen off a grain bin. Pretty much […] Read more

A grain rescue tube and a portable auger available to fire departments trained in grain extrication will greatly increase the probability of a victim surviving a grain entrapment, says Robert Gobeil, CASA’s agricultural health and safety specialist.

CASA, Corteva to equip rural fire departments with life-saving grain rescue equipment

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) in collaboration with Corteva Agriscience Canada will equip rural fire departments with the training and equipment needed for grain entrapment rescues. CASA’s grain safety program, BeGrainSafe, is designed to save lives and is generously supported by sponsors like Corteva. This support has helped to build the BeGrainSafe mobile demonstration […] Read more





Anhydrous ammonia, or NH3, is one of the most commonly used fertilizers. It’s low cost, highly effective and contains one of the most concentrated forms of nitrogen, with levels at 82 per cent. However, it can also be highly hazardous.

Anhydrous ammonia – handle with care!

While fertilizers share a common purpose, there’s no one-size-fits-all instruction manual. Learning about the unique properties and precautions for each fertilizer used on your operation could save time, money and prevent serious injury. Anhydrous ammonia, or NH3, is one of the most commonly used fertilizers. It’s low cost, highly effective and contains one of the […] Read more