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  July 31, 2017

Safety Talk for Ski Areas: Hearing Safety

Hearing Safety Overview

Exposure to excessive noise, if not eliminated or controlled properly, can cause permanent hearing loss. Examples of occupations working with hazardous noise levels at ski areas include lift operators/maintenance, snow makers, truck drivers, mobile equipment operators, carpenters, maintenance personnel, and individuals working in a shop. Be aware that noise-induced hearing loss is 100% preventable. However, once hearing is lost, it is permanent and irreversible. Exposure to noise can have adverse effects such as reducing productivity; creating stress; interfering with communications; and making it difficult to hear equipment or warning signals.

Safety Talk Outline (using the handout below):

  • Preventative Measures
  • Discussion Questions

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