UC Field Safety Leadership Training Series

Abstract: 

Improve your leadership and communication skills!  The UC Field Research Safety Center of Excellence’s leadership training series features timely, challenging  topics led by subject matter experts, presented online in workshop format with example scenarios, practice skills, and planning guidance to promote safe teaching and research outdoors, at remote sites, and abroad. Access the UC Field Safety Leadership Training Series Library below.

Author: 
UC Field Research Safety Center of Excellence
Publication date: 
July 13, 2022
Publication type: 
Training Resource

UC Field Safety Leadership Training Series

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Learning Environments

Creating a Safe Learning Environment in Field Settings

Chris Lay
2020

Poor communication is often an overlooked contributor to accidents in field settings. For this reason, it's critical for field leaders to focus on creating a group environment with clear expectations, good rapport between leaders and participants, tools for managing conflict, and open lines of communication. When done successfully, safe learning/working environments not only reduce the likelihood of accidents but also often lead to more enjoyable group experiences. Join us for a discussion of best practices.

Speaker: Chris Lay, Administrative Director and...

Risk Assessment

Weather Forecasting - Field Work

Andrew Schwartz
2022

Weather and Fieldwork: How to ensure optimal safety and efficiency of a project when working in the elements.

Learn about the important elements of weather preparedness during a project.

Speaker: Andrew Schwartz, UC Berkeley, Central Sierra Snow Lab Station Manager

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Trip Planning: Risk Management for Field Settings

Chris Lay
2021

Poor communication is often an overlooked contributor to incidents in field settings. For this reason, it's critical for field leaders to establish clear expectations for a safe learning environment, good rapport between leaders and participants, tools for managing conflict, and open lines of communication.

Speaker:

Chris Lay, UC Santa Cruz, Ken Norris Center for Natural History

Video Materials Got Feedback? 03/03/2021 Recording

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Risk Assessment Workshop - Field Safety

Eric Delucien
AJ Leeds
2022

Learn to identify and assess risks associated with research scenarios. Evaluate hazards and minimize the level of travel risks by adding control measures. Improve safe decision making and self-awareness.

Speaker(s):

Eric Delucien, UC San Diego, UAS Program Manager
AJ Leeds, UC Davis, Global Affairs Travel Security Advisor

Video Materials Got Feedback? 02/26/22 Recording...

Risk Assessment for Outdoor Fieldwork Using Green-Amber-Red (GAR) Model

James Fitzgerald
2020

Using the US Coast Guard's Green-Amber-Red (GAR) model to assess and manage operational risks in the field.

Speaker:

James J. Fitzgerald, UC Davis, Boating Safety Officer

Video Materials Got Feedback? 05/06/20 Recording

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Overview of UC Travel & Auto Insurance

Andre Dawson
Dean Malilay
Laila DeBerry
2020

Get an overview of travel insurance, risk mangement services, vehicle rentals, and other online tools for your travel. Learn about what's covered, who is eligible for coverage, how to respond to travel emergenices, how to register university trips, how to use the Worldclue App, and more!

Speaker(s):

Andre Dawson, Risk Services, UC Office of the President

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Sexual Harassment

Preventing Sexual Harassment & Assault in the Field Sciences

Melissa Cronin
Roxanne Beltran
Erika Zavaleta
2020

This workshop presents unique risks posed by fieldwork and offers a suite of evidencebased tools for field researchers, instructors, and students to prevent, intervene in, and respond to sexual harassment and assault. Through a series of practical interve ntion scenarios, this workshop guides participants on how to be an active and engaged bystander, how to report incidents, and how to plan field settings to minimize risk. Armed with these tools, participants can play a role in ensuring that field settings are safer, more equitable, and more welcoming for the next generation of field...

Building a Better Fieldwork Future Workshop: Preventing Harassment & Assault in the Field

Melissa Cronin
2021

This workshop presents unique risks posed by fieldwork and offers a suite of evidencebased tools for field researchers, instructors, and students to prevent, intervene in, and respond to sexual harassment and assault. Through a series of practical interve ntion scenarios, this workshop guides participants on how to be an active and engaged bystander, how to report incidents, and how to plan field settings to minimize risk. Armed with these tools, participants can play a role in ensuring that field settings are safer, more equitable, and more welcoming for the next generation of field...

Boundary-setting, Bystander Intervention, and Personal Safety in the Field

Heather Spaulding
2022

Where do you draw the line? Learn about a leader’s role in personal safety, boundaries, and bystander intervention. Topics include: harassment and violence, working in public spaces, bystander intervention strategies, and setting and maintaining boundaries.

Speaker: Heather Spaulding, UC Davis, EH&S

Video Materials Got Feedback? 02/26/22 Recording...

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging

Accommodating Researchers with Disabilities in Field Settings

Mallory Melton
2022

Understand the needs of persons with disabilities and learn about best practices for assistance and/or accomodations.

Speaker: Mallory Melton, UC Santa Barbara, Department of Anthropology

Video Materials Got Feedback? 02/26/22 Recording Presentation...

Creating, Enforcing, and Promoting a Safe Fieldwork Culture for Diverse Researchers

Monique Pipkin
Amelia-Juliette Demery
2021

Learn strategies aimed at protecting diverse researchers. As a result of identity prejudice, certain individuals are more vulnerable to conflict and violence when they are in the field. It is paramount that all fieldworkers be informed of the risks some colleagues may face, so that they can define best practice together.

Speaker(s):

Monique Avery Pipkin and Amelia-Juliette Demery
Cornell University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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LGBTQ+ and Safety During Fieldwork

Ronnie Bailey-Steinitz
2022

Out and About? Risks and other challenges of fieldwork for LGBTQIA+ scientists.

Learn about the risks the general risks associated with fieldwork and the added challenges for queer fieldworkers.

Speaker: Ronnie Bailey-Steinitz, UC Santa Barbara, Department of Anthropology

Video Materials Got Feedback? 02/26/22 Recording...

Mental Health

Virtual field tools to establish expectations and reduce anxiety

Ryan Petterson
2022

What is a virtual field tool? What can we do with virtual field tools? Learn about novelty space, cognitive load, and how virtual field tools to establish expectations and reduce anxiety.

Speaker:

Ryan Petterson, Director of Field Education, Stanford University

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Mental Health in the Field: Best Practices and Pitfalls

Saira Bano Khan
Cédric John
2021

Poor communication is often an overlooked contributor to accidents in field settings. For this reason, it's critical for field leaders to focus on creating a group environment with clear expectations, good rapport between leaders and participants, tools for managing conflict, and open lines of communication. When done successfully, safe learning/working environments not only reduce the likelihood of accidents but also often lead to more enjoyable group experiences. Join us for a discussion of best practices.

Speaker(s):

Dr. Saira Bano Khan, Mind Compass...

Accommodating Researchers with Disabilities in Field Settings

Mallory Melton
2022

Understand the needs of persons with disabilities and learn about best practices for assistance and/or accomodations.

Speaker: Mallory Melton, UC Santa Barbara, Department of Anthropology

Video Materials Got Feedback? 02/26/22 Recording Presentation...