Fall Prevention

According to OSHA, 15% all accidental deaths involve slips, trips, and falls, second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities. Falls are the most frequent cause of injury on farms. Paying attention to places where falls occur can prevent an accident or injury.  Extra caution should be taken when working from elevated surfaces, […]

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Free Farm Safety Stickers Available

Farmers have the seventh most-dangerous job in America. Annually, there are 26.2 work-related fatalities per 100,000 full-time farmers, according to Business Insider. Of the 268 farm deaths in 2011, 54 percent were transportation related. With harvest season underway, many Maine farmers and farm workers are operating farm tractors in fields and on roads. To promote […]

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Keep Farming Using Technology Solutions

Archived Webinar from 9/24/2013 In this webinar, participants will learn more about Maine’s AgrAbility program and about the farmers who are using these services. The presenter will discuss farmer’s disability related needs; look at technology solutions including off-the-shelf products, adaptive equipment, farm modification, and software products. The presentation will also include funding options. Target audience: […]

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