Field Research

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

James Hayward

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

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 |...

Workplace Safety

California state regulations require every employer to establish, implement and maintain an effective Injury & Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). In August 2017, the University adopted a campuswide Workplace Safety Program that serves as the University’s central IIPP 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. The campus Workplace Safety Program is based on the Injury...

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:...

Wildfire Smoke

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

COVID-19: Precautions and considerations for travel or fieldwork

August 12, 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...

Muzna Rauf

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

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...