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.
Province wide we’ve had some beautiful weather, and farmers are well aware the time to get back into the fields is quickly approaching – and they are eagerly awaiting.
On Friday, nine agricultural organization penned a letter to Premier Rachel Notley calling on her to suspend all action on Bill 6.
The Alberta Government received an ear full from farmers and ranchers last week as it kicked off its series of information sessions on the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act, which has been tabled in the legislature.
Big changes are on the way in terms of the rules surrounding farm safety for the province's 60,000 farm workers and 43,000 farms and ranches.