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Not So Lazy Days of Summer

The work of a farmer is never over, but there are certainly seasons that are more or less busy. Now that the frenzy of preparing soil and planting is behind us, the month of July can allow just a little bit of a breather while we wait and pray for a good harvest.
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Folding Ladders Keep Workers Climbing

A worker cannot climb onto a tractor because the first step is so high from the ground.Can you lift a leg high enough to step up onto a bar stool?  Skilled tradesmen are forced to do that each time they climb onto heavy machinery.  Powerful machinery saves labor and allows skilled trade workers to complete difficult tasks safely and efficiently.  Workers with disabling illness or injury need these machines more than ever, but struggle to access the operator station.  We will discuss how skilled tradesmen use heavy machinery and the typical methods to climb into the operator station.  With custom designed folding ladders, skilled workers with disabling illness or injury can safely climb to the operator’s station and continue their careers.

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Custom Assistive Technology

Worker using a toggle switch to lower the lift seat on an electric powered lift creeper while working in his workshop.Could you build me a ___________? Custom Assistive Technology is an idea built to your specifications for individual workers! Have you dreamed of a product 'If only I could have a ..." ???

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Ned Stoller from Disability Work Tools performing a work site assistive technology assessment for a truck driver with an injured leg.Assistive technology assessments help individual workers determine which assistive technologies and strategies will improve their functioning on the job in spite of a disabling condition.  We assess: a) the required activities to successfully perform a job, b) the human factors of the worker, and c) the environment in which the work will be done.  Without an assistive technology assessment, a worker and his employer will not be aware of the many ways to make a tradesman’s worksite accessible to a person with a disability.

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