A detailed Occupational Health and Safety Code tailored to farms and ranches is now in place for the 4,100 farms that employ waged, non-family workers, while they’re onsite as of Saturday. It contains technical health and safety rules designed for farm operations.
As the Alberta Government moves forward with the next round of consultations on the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act. The AgCoalition is asking for more transparency.
The new year means new rules for Alberta farms and ranches as the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act has come into effect. Workers Compensation Board says as of Christmas Day it had 1,680 farm and ranch related operations with an open account and they were anticipating additional accounts expected to be opened in the days that followed leading up to January 1st and many more in the early weeks of the new year.
As debate rages on in the legislature about Bill 6 and farmers continue to rally and voice their concerns over the controversial bill, the Government of Alberta has announced amendments.
In front of a crowd of around 600 people in Bassano, the Agriculture and Forestry Minister told the crowd he doesn’t believe this bill has been rushed and there is still plenty of time to consult.