Field Safety

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  1. How do I know if I need a field safety plan?

    A field safety plan serves as a tool to document your hazard assessment, communication plan, emergency procedures, and required training.  Developing and using a field safety plan is part of the Cal/OSHA requirement of an effective Injury and Illness Prev ...

  2. How do I create a Field Safety Plan?

    Fill out the EH&S Field Safety Plan Template. You should attach related documents as appropriate. Examples: Low hazard activities, cool climate- Redwood National Park Geography field course- Leonard Lake Short collecting trip- Yosemite Valley Note: It ...

  3. How do I sign up for travel alerts?

    If you are travelling more than 100 miles from campus, register your trip at UC Away for travel insurance documentation. Shortly after registration, you will receive an email from Worldcue that provides a direct link to a personalized “Trip Brief.” If con ...

  4. How do I know what training I need to take?

    Please take the following trainings: Heat Illness Prevention Training This is required for all outdoor workers. You may take the online heat illness training or review the Heat Illness Fact Sheet and document the training as part of your Pre-Trip Planning ...

  5. Boating & Diving

    For guidance on Boating or Diving Safety, contact the Diving Safety Officer, Jim Hayward, at ucbdiver@berkeley.edu or (510) 642-1298 Field Safety ...

  6. Vehicles and Equipment

    Tools & Equipment, Field Safety page PPE for snow mobiles, etc.- Back-country Safety Equipment and Training All-Terrain Vehicles- ATV and Snowmobile Gear Recommendations Guidance on outdoor, agricultural and pesticide operations (UC Ag & Natural R ...

  7. Environmental Concerns

    Access to water: Cal/OSHA requires that 1 quart (or 4 cups) of drinking water be available per person per hour of work in hot weather.  During field work this requirement can be challenging and may take substantial preparations to carry water to remote wo ...

  8. Vegetation Management

    EH&S Fact Sheet: Fire Safety for Field Work Field Safety ...

  9. Research Policy Analysis and Coordination

    If you are conducting research or educational programs outside of the United States, you need to consider whether any export control restrictions may apply. The UCOP Office of Ethics, Compliance, and Audit Services has guidance about export control regula ...

  10. Heat Illness Prevention and Response

    Work in hot environments can result in heat illness, a group of medical conditions caused by the body’s inability to cope with heat, and can be fatal. All university employees who work outdoors may be at risk for heat illness including, but not limited to ...

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