LogAbility supports forest workers who experience barriers to employment such as aging, injury, or chronic illness.
What is Maine LogAbility?
LogAbility is part of the Maine AgrAbility Program. The mission is to work with forest workers whose productivity has been impacted by chronic illness or injury. We offer resources and information to help them remain successfully employed.
How can LogAbility help?
We offer practical solutions to help forest workers work safely and productively. Consultation services include:
- On-site assessment
- Education and training
- Support advocacy
- Community connections
- Safety planning
- Equipment modification ideas
- Connection to business planning
We network with agricultural professionals, employment specialists, and health care providers to connect forest workers and their families with available resources. Services are available at no charge.
Who can use LogAbility?
We work with owners, operators, managers, employees, and family members of forestry businesses who experience barriers of aging, injury and chronic illness such as, but not limited to:
- Back pain and injury
- Hearing and vision related issues
- Spinal cord injury
- Heart conditions and stroke
- Limb loss
- Head injury
- Mental health issues
For more information
Maine AgrAbility Project
1.800.287.1471 (in state only)
Connect with these state and national agencies that work together to maximize the success of forestry in Maine.
- SWOAM — Small Woodlot Owners Association of Maine, promoting sound forest management and strengthen long-term woodland stewardship.
- Maine Tree Farm Program — The American Tree Farm System is a program for woodland owners who are committed to sustainably managing their woods for wood, water, wildlife, and recreation.
- Maine Forest Service — The Maine Forest Service has 10 District Foresters who provide technical assistance and educational services to landowners, loggers, schools, and educational institutions, municipalities and other stakeolders.
- Professional Logging Contractors of Maine (PLC) — The PLC mission to promote logging as a profession, advocate for logging professionals, cultivate responsible forest management, and sustain a strong forest products industry.
- North East Center for Agricultural Health and Safety for Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing
- Certified Logging Professional (CLP) — The CLP program is designed to train and certify loggers in safe, efficient, and environmentally sound logging practices.
- PLC Safety Page — Policies and resources from Professional Logging Contractors of Maine.
- Logging Safety Tips from the National Timber Harvesting and Transportation Safety Foundation.
- SafetyWorks! Maine Department of Labor SafetyWorks! can help you prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths and reduce related costs.
- Work Safe BC — Canada’s Safety at Work Centre for the forestry industry, your online resource to help prevent accidents and injuries.