Field Research

Safely working and conducting research outdoors, off-campus, and abroad.

Wildfire Smoke

Providing resources and guidance for the UC Berkeley community to reduce exposure to wildfire smoke.

Wildfire Smoke Monitoring Information

October 1, 2020

Access Campus Air Quality MapClick here to see the Campus Air Quality Map.

Air quality may change quickly depending on wildfire intensity and weather conditions. The...


Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Operating a Chainsaw, Job Safety Analysis (JSA)

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Chainsaw Safety (...

Wildfire Smoke Training

Wildfire Smoke Protection and N-95 Respirator Training

This information is based on Cal/OSHA Appendix B to Title 8 Section 5141.1. The standard is applicable when the Air Quality Index for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is 151 or greater. It applies to employees who work outside or in non-filtered buildings and/or vehicles for more than one hour per shift.

Ensure completion of Wildfire Smoke Protection and N-95 Respirator training via these options:...

COVID-19: Precautions and considerations for travel or fieldwork

June 30, 2021
Institutional Review During this transition period toward full reopening of campus activities, please check the Return to Campus web page for updates. Review and follow the VCRO’s COVID-19 Field Research Guidelines & Checklist. For international travel, follow CDC guidance and the two-step approval process posted on the ...

Sara Souza

Interim Health & Safety Manager
Field Safety
Field Research
Outdoor Air Quality
Wildfire Smoke

Field Station Inspection

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Field Station Annual Inspection Checklist

Inspection to be performed between May 1st and June 15th annually. Completed inspections shall be submitted electronically to

James Hayward

Diving Safety Officer
Diving Safety
Boat Safety
UC Dive & Boat Safety Consortium