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It’s All in a Day’s Work: What Is Occupational Therapy?

By Ellen Gibson, AgrAbility Specialist Farmers inMainework hard, with all kinds of machinery, with all kinds of animals, and in all kinds of weather. This is part of the allure of farming, but it can take its toll on a person’s health over time. Farmers are prone to injury because they work hard physically. They […]

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Choosing a Respirator for Farm Work

By Tina Voigt, Maine AgrAbility Coordinator How often do you think of masks and respirators? In farming, there are many situations when using a mask or respirator is essential to protect your lungs and your overall health. Respiratory hazards might involve: Dusts (which can cause or irritate Organic Dust Toxicity Syndrome, Farmer’s Lung Disease, Bronchitis, […]

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What’s in Your Farm First Aid Kit?

See what the University of Maine Cooperative Extension is doing for Farm Safety  A Farm First Aid Kit is more than just a small kit you pick up from the store; it’s more than a few bandaids to cover a minor cut. A Farm First Aid Kit needs more than the basics, because there is more […]

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Are You Prepared to Assist an Accident Victim?

This article originally appeared in the Farm Scoop newsletter. By Dr. Richard Brzozowski There are several considerations to prepare in case of an accident or injury on the farm. Do you have a well-equipped farm first aid kit? Does everyone know where the first aid kit is? Are emergency numbers up to date and posted […]

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Farm Safety!

Maine AgrAbility is committed to assisting and empowering people to overcome challenges or limitations to continue farming. Maine AgrAbility is also interested in preventing farm related injuries, accidents, and illnesses. This is an introduction to a series of posts that will feature tips on avoiding unintentional injuries and illnesses on the farm. We will also […]

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