Field Research

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

Field Safety Reminders for the Spring/Summer

April 16, 2024

Following these simple steps supports safe and successful research.

Five reminders for the Spring/Summer fieldwork & travel season

Register all University travel >100 miles via UC Away (Calnet login required) for travel insurance documentation, 24/7 travel assistance, and a destination-specific trip brief.

For international travel, review the...

Wildfire Smoke

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

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:

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Summary of Charges

The campus Laboratory Operations...

James Hayward

UCSB: UC NoCal (UCB/UCM) and Gump Station Dive & Boat Safety Officer
UC Dive & Boat Safety Enterprise
Diving Safety
Boat Safety
Gump Station

Resources and Guides

Job Safety Analysis (JSA)

A JSA describes job tasks in step-by-step fashion, identifies associated hazards at each step, and outlines proper hazard controls that minimize the risk of injury or illness to the individual(s) performing that task.

JSAs Listed by Topic: Body Mechanics ...

Field Research

Safely working and conducting research outdoors, off-campus, and abroad. The UC Field Operations Safety Manual serves as a reference document and teaching tool to promote safe,...

UC Enterprise Dive & Boat Safety Program

Diving and boating safety services for UC Berkeley researchers are provided by the UC Enterprise Dive & Boat Safety Program, hosted at UC Santa Barbara.

The UC Enterprise Dive and Boat Safety Program supports the Dive and Boat Safety Programs throughout the UC system as well as provides the oversight and support for all scientific diving and boating operations by UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UC Merced, UC Riverside, and at the...

UC Field Safety Leadership Training Series

UC Field Research Safety Center of Excellence
2023

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.

Encounters with Dangerous Animals and Plants

James McCabe
2023

This workshop at UCLA includes a review of common species of venomous and poisonous animals and plants found in the Western United States and covers basic first aid, precautions, necessary field equipment and site preparation (i.e.: PPE, first aid kits, safe animal handling equipment, etc.) as well as communication and transportation considerations. Please note that we don't encourage handling animals in the wild!

Speaker: James...

Setting Boundaries for Personal Empowerment

Nicole Snell
2023

Foundations of safety, verbal strategies, and steps to setting boundaries for personal empowerment.

Speaker: Nicole Snell, Outdoor Defense, Girls Fight Back

Video Materials Got Feedback? 05/17/23 Recording - N/A

(Available only to UC registrants through 05/29/23)

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