Tag: safety

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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10 Tips to Stay Safe Farming in the Winter

Farming doesn’t stop in the winter: animals still need to be fed, chores completed, fences repaired.  Here are some reminders for farmers who are working out in the cold, adapted from a winter hiking tip sheet. 1. Dress like an onion. You know it — dress in layers. Wait 10 minutes and the weather is […]

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