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AgSafe Alberta introduces new hotline for incident support

Winter wheat is harvested in a field near McCracken, Kan.on June 15, 2018. The Canadian Federation of Agriculture wants immediate changes to Canada's programs to protect farmers from income and production losses amid ongoing trade disruptions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Charlie Riedel, File
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AgSafe Alberta introduces new 24/7 hotline to help support farmers and ranchers

Callers will receive support from AgSafe to help navigate Occupational Health and Safety incidents

Farmers can reach the 24/7 hotline at 1-833-9AG-SAFE

CALGARY (660 NEWS) — Farmers and ranchers across the province now have a new tool to help them navigate incidents that involve Occupational Health and Safety.

AgSafe’s new 24/7 hotline will allow producers to connect immediately to someone who can help.

The hope for the hotline is that it will help all those that may use it, understand the process when a serious incident occurs.

“You’re grieving and you’re stressed and things are going on around that and just having someone who can help you walk through that process we felt was important to provide to the farms and ranches here,” said Jody Wacowich, Executive Director of AgSafe.

Calling the hotline is voluntary and kept confidential.

The Hotline is free to producers, along with any advice given or visits conducted as a result of an incident.

Farmers can reach the 24/7 hotline at 1-833-9AG-SAFE.