Field Safety

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Planning & Insurance

Planning

Developing a Field Safety Plan is an essential part of ensuring your field work occurs in a safe and effective manner. Key elements of a Field Safety Plan include:

  • Research Team Information
  • Emergency and Evacuation Plan Including First Aid Procedures & Essential Phone numbers
  • Communication Options and a Check-In Plan
  • Risk Assessment and Precautions
  • Heat Illness Prevention and Response

This UCSB Field Safety Plan was developed as a tool for researchers in planning a safe field work experience. Please use this plan to help prepare for your field work and contact EH&S if you have any questions.

  • Field Safety Plan    PDF   Word
  • First Aid Kit Recommendations    Word

Insurance

Travel Insurance

Register your trip with UC Away to obtain travel insurance documentation and location-specific travel alerts via e-mail. By registering at UC Away you create an account with Worldcue-TRAVELER. Worldcue® TRAVELER  uses a traveler's specific itinerary or expatriate's assignment and personal profile to deliver customized reports and alerts.

Risk Management and Insurance

The UCSB Risk Management and Insurance's webpage provides detailed information regarding risk management related insurances.

International Travel

UCGO is a webpage developed by UCOP which provides information and resources in support of UC's global activities.