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    Title:Assessment of noise exposure in wildfire operations
 
    Year:2013
 
    Status:Suspended
 
    Researcher(s):Ray Ault (Lead)
 
    Abstract:Noise is a common workplace hazard on all wildfire operations. Short-term effects of noise exposure can result in temporary hearing loss, stress, fatigue, ear ringing, and behavioural changes. Overtime, the effects of noise exposure can be cumulative and can contribute to permanent hearing loss. Determining noise exposure levels in wildfire operations is challenging because a firefighter’s work environment is constantly changing.

This project aims to identify and assess the noise hazards to which wildland firefighters are exposed.

 
    Advisory Member(s):Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
 
    Other Collaborator(s):Rob Thorburn
 
    Tags:Safety; see all tags...
 
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