“Safe Labor Movement Workshop” from 9-11 a.m. at Triple Chick Farm on MDI in Town Hill, Maine.
The Safe Labor Movement Workshop covers better body mechanics and movement patterns in order to increase workforce productivity efficiency and help decrease workplace injuries. Time will be spent in an interactive atmosphere moving through four basic movement patterns: hinge, squat, push and pull, along with kneeling patterns, rotation and core stability. Each participant will leave with tips to improve their overall movement health + wellness. Q&A session. One month access to on-going coaching via text or email. The workshops are free for Maine farmers and farmworkers, including aquaculture and forestry; registration is required.
Workshops are a project of the Maine Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network, funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, awarded to the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry, and managed by UMaine Extension. The funds are part of a national and regional effort to increase awareness and amplify existing resources around mental health and farm stress, in addition to fostering connections for farmers and land stewards in Maine to access wellness support.