Field Research

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

Muzna Rauf

Environmental Health Specialist, REHS
Food Facilities
Event Safety
Food & Water Safety
Field Research

Sara Souza

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

James Hayward

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

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, field researchers, grounds crews, maintenance workers, and special event staff.

Workers performing job duties outside should always

Follow the campus Heat...

Wildfire Smoke

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

Wildfire Smoke Monitoring Information

Access Campus Air Quality Map

Air quality may change quickly depending on wildfire intensity and weather conditions. The Campus Air Quality Map is updated hourly and...

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...

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 |...

UC Field Safety Leadership Training Series

UC Field Research Safety Center of Excellence
2022

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.