Volume 3, Issue 2 (February 2006)

    Reduce the Injuries, Change the Culture: Insights from Telemarking

    (Received 25 May 2005; accepted 14 October 2005)

    Published Online: 2006

    CODEN: JAIOAD

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    Abstract

    Risk management theory suggests that a proactive approach rather than a reactive approach is more effective for managing risks. In the context of snowsports this would mean that a whole-of-industry approach to snowsport injury prevention would range from the images in brochures, the organizations in the industry through to the equipment and people (staff and participants) involved in the industry. Telemark skiing has experienced a resurgence in interest, after 100 years of existence, correlating with changes in the availability and design of telemarking equipment. This paper will build on insights from a survey of Australian telemark skiers through a review of literature from occupational health and safety, risk management for outdoor pursuits, and organizational culture to reflect upon the need for a wholistic and strategic research agenda to aid in the reduction of snowsport injuries.


    Author Information:

    Dickson, TJ
    Research Fellow, Centre for Tourism Research, University of Canberra, Canberra, ACT


    Stock #: JAI14138

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI14138

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    Title Reduce the Injuries, Change the Culture: Insights from Telemarking
    Symposium Skiing Trauma and Safety: Sixteenth Volume, 2005-04-23
    Committee F27