Field Research

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

James Hayward

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

Workplace Safety

California state regulations require every employer to establish, implement and maintain an effective injury prevention program. In August 2017, the University adopted a campuswide Workplace Safety Program that serves as the university’s central program for creating a safe and healthful work environment. Having one program for the whole university helps to improve access, consistency, and usability across all departments. EH&S is the responsible department for overseeing the campuswide Workplace Safety Program.

Campus Committees

Certain high-hazard activities and equipment require additional safety training and written pre-approval. Faculty-led committees issue use authorizations for high hazard activities to ensure the work is safe and monitored appropriately. These include:

ATVs and Snowmobiles

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2014

Back-country Safety Equipment and Training

ATV and Snowmobile Safety Gear and PPE Recommendations for Back-country Field Safety, EH&S Shared Google Document

Field Researchers Resources

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2015

Resources for UC Berkeley Field Researchers

Field Research

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

First Aid Kits

First Aid KitsFree NOLS 4.0 first aid kits are available to field research groups that complete a Field Safety Plan, while supplies last. Please email

UC Dive & Boat Safety Consortium

 Diving and boating safety services for UC Berkeley researchers are now provided by the UC Dive & Boat Safety Consortium