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Get in the Know…with “AgrAbility” Fact Sheets

Post written by Stacey Bruce

Do you or a farmer you know suffer from a disability as a result of a farm injury?  Do you know anyone who has a disease that challenges their ability to complete the daily work and chores around the farm or in general?

Great new resources were just published by Ohio State University’s Extension Agricultural Safety and Health team, along with the Education Program Coordinator from Ohio AgrAbility Program, to help with these situations.  These resources are called “Fact Sheets” and are available online as PDF downloads.

There are Fact Sheets available for many diverse situations and conditions.  A few of the topics include:

  • Farming with Diabetes
  • Injury Protection:  Working in Cold Weather
  • Initial Farm Emergency Response
  • Managing Stress for a Healthy Heart
  • Farming with Upper Extremity Limitation/Amputation
  • Primary Caregiving for a Farm Family Member

There are many more available at the following link:  http://ohioline.osu.edu/lines/farm.html#FSAFE

Ohio AgrAbility Program Coordinator Kent McGuire said the Fact Sheets are designed to provide useful information and resources to farm workers who have disabilities, injuries, and illnesses.  The focus in this new series is on coping with serious illness or disabilities.  The sheets are packed with tips, links, useful ideas and thoughts to share on relevant topics.  Diagrams and photos help make the Fact Sheets easy to follow and understand.

For more information or questions on the program, contact Kent McGuire, Educational Program Coordinator, Ohio AgrAbility Program, at mcguire.225@osu.edu  or visit the website at http://agrability.osu.edu.

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