Winter farm safety tips from the Maine extension office

Here is a link to a list of winter safety tips from the University of Maine extension office.  A lot of these are good advice for anyone going out in winter weather, not just farmers.  Be sure to stay warm and hydrated, make sure someone knows where you’re going and when you expect to be back, and watch out for slippery spots!

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For me, keeping surfaces clear of ice and well sanded/salted is my number one winter safety tip.  So many things that my family and neighbors encounter this time of year basically boil down to slipping and hitting something on the way down.  Keeping up with shoveling and salting can be annoying, but it seems like almost every year there are multiple injuries just in the group of people I know that would have been prevented by putting down some sand.

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