Field Research Safety

“The paramount goal of field safety is the preservation of life, health, property, and the environment.”

S. Alpay et al,
Developments in Earth Surface Processes, Vol 18., Chapter 3.2., 65-89, 2014



What's New

First time traveling abroad? Consider taking the available online training UC Abroad available on the Learning Center.

UC Field Operations Safety Manual
Epinephrine Auto-Injector Program 
Field Safety Equipment Loaner Program
Hazard Tables to assist you in your Risk Assessment
Updated Field Safety Plan Template


Upcoming Training

Field First Aid and Field Trip Planning, Fall Quarter, 2021 is already full. We will see you in the spring.

Wilderness First Aid for Trip Leaders is scheduled for February 22th-24st, 2022. Interested? Complete this survey.


Research Safety Newsletter

By subscribing to our newsletter "Safety Slick" you will receive quarterly updates on Safety and Research. The newsletter offers information about training opportunities, lessons learned and interesting news from the world of Safety in Academia.  If you like playing games you will have the opportunity to win prizes as well!



Field Research Safety

Nelly Traitcheva

Nelly Traitcheva, CSP
Field Safety Officer & Laboratory Safety Specialist
c. 805.680.2118

Eric Hessell

Eric Hessell
UCSB Dive and Boat Safety Officer
o. 805.893.4559