|Document ID (ISN)||109700|
|ISSN - Serial title
|Convention or series no.
||Die weisse Gewalt [in German]|
Il pirocolo bianco [in Italian]
La mort blanche [in French]
||Nov. 2008, No.4, p.4-9. Illus.
||https://wwwsapp1.suva.ch/sap/public/bc/its/mimes/zwaswo/99/pdf/benefit_04_08_i.pdf [in Italian]
https://wwwsapp1.suva.ch/sap/public/bc/its/mimes/zwaswo/99/pdf/benefit_04_08_d.pdf [in German]
https://wwwsapp1.suva.ch/sap/public/bc/its/mimes/zwaswo/99/pdf/benefit_04_08_f.pdf [in French]
||The survival rate of persons covered by an avalanche is around 93%. However, after more than 15 minutes under snow, chances of survival diminish rapidly due to the risk of asphyxia. In Switzerland, avalanches cause an average of 25 deaths each year. Contents of this feature on the risks related to avalanches: account of a mountain guide having survived an avalanche which occurred while accompanying two backcountry skiers; "White Risk", an interactive CD on the prevention of avalanche risks published by SUVA (Swiss national accident insurance organization); online testing of the risk profile of skiers and snowboarders (www.suva.ch/risque).
||snow; sports and recreation; risk factors; escape and rescue
||weather; public OSH institutions; internet document; asphyxia; CD-ROM; Switzerland
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Switzerland|
||Medicine, hygiene and first aid
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
Physical fitness programmes