Field Research Safety

When working or conducting research outdoors, off-campus, or abroad it is important to plan ahead to ensure that you perform your work safely.

A Field Safety Plan serves as a tool to document your hazard assessment, communication plan, emergency procedures, and training.

  • Doing field research or teaching field courses off campus
  • Work or courses involving wildlife 
  • Work performed at field stations or nature reserves

Depending on where you're going, established site procedures may be available. However, in most cases those procedures should be supplemented with a safety plan for the potential risks specific to your research or tasks.

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