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  September 6, 2019

Safety Talk for Ski Areas: Safely Using Snow Blower

Snow Blower Safety Overview

The aim of this Safety Talk is to minimize worker injury incidents when operating a snow blower. Most commercial snow blowers run on gas, although some are electric or battery-powered, both tending to be bulky and challenging to maneuver. Snow removal is frequently required during the winter months, posing a risk of musculoskeletal injuries if not handled correctly. While not as demanding as manual shoveling, operating a snow blower still requires physical effort.

Safety Talk Outline (using the handout below):

Preventative Measures

Discussion Questions

Additional Resources:

go2HR Ski Areas

CCOHS Snow Blowers

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