News & Events

Let’s Do the Twist!

Dynamic Stretching Getting ready for a day on the boat? Movements that stretch the body can help you get on the boat tomorrow, too. Work Task:   Reeling in a Big One? While incredibly exciting, reeling in a big one can take quite a bit of work and put a lot of strain on your […]

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Reducing Slips, Trips and Falls in the Logging Industry

Re-printed from The Loggers Voice Summer 2022 (Part 1 of 2)  by Brie Weisman, OTR/L with Maine LogAbility Improvements in logging technology are making the industry safer and more efficient. One surprising consequence of the shift from muscle to machine is the increased risk of slips, trips, and falls (STFs) in certain situations.  Increasingly, mechanized […]

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Fishing and Dizziness

by Brie Weisman, Occupational Therapist. Also published by Commercial Fisheries News July 2022 People might assume that commercial fishermen working on moving vessels cannot possibly be prone to dizziness; however, fishermen can suffer from dizziness just like anyone, and working at a taxing job on waves in the hot sun will only exacerbate the problem. […]

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AgrAbility News for May 2022

Maine News The Boots-2-Bushels class visited King Hill Farm in Penobscot ME on May 2 to learn  about harvest and storage methods. The farm co-owner, and military veteran, Paul Schultz gave an excellent overview of their diversified and organic farm operations. These farms tours are also open to new Maine farmers participating in the Maine […]

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Watch Your Moooves

The Cow Pose Whether you’re a lobsterman, groundfish fisherman, or oyster farmer – tugging and pulling on traps, nets, and cages is a big part of your day. Work Task:   Work moves like this can cause tension in your upper back, shoulders, and neck that can, over time, cause quite a bit of ache […]

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Upcoming Webinar: Design by What You Can Find

AgrAbility Webinar: June 23 at 2:00 p.m. EDT Design by What You Can Find.  Ingenuity is the prize quality of a farmer far from town with a problem that needs to be solved without spending half a day driving to stores and buying materials. Once the problem to be solved is apparent, the process begins […]

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Hearing Impairment and Fishing

by Brie Weisman, Occupational Therapist. Also published by Commercial Fisheries News June 2022 Hollywood often gets things wrong, but when the Academy gave CODA the Oscar for best film, best adapted screenplay, and CODA’s Troy Kostur best-supporting actor, it got it right. Kostur played a deaf Gloucester fisherman, working on his boat alongside his deaf […]

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AgrAbility News for April 2022

Maine News As Spring emerges in Maine, staff have been across the state meeting with new and existing clients. What a nice chance to meet people in person again!  One farm visit included a 75-minute ferry ride to an island off the coast of central Maine. In April 2022, several sessions were offered to engage […]

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