Developing a Field Safety Plan is an essential part of ensuring your field work occurs in a safe and effective manner. Please use this Field Safety Plan template to help prepare for your field work. Modify as needed. Please contact EH&S if you have any questions.


Key Elements of a Field Safety Plan Include:

Key Elements

Research Team Information

  • Emergency contacts
  • Health insurance 
  • Records of specialized training
  • Health concerns (voluntary)
  • Waivers of Liability

Key Elements

Emergency Response

Key Elements

Communication Options and Check-In Protocol


Risk Assessment of Field Hazards and Go/No-Go Criteria


Heat Illness Plan - Prevention and Response

Key Elements

Travel Itinerary

  • Car rental details
  • Flight numbers
  • Departure times
  • Hotels or camp sites
  • Cell phone numbers of all participants
  • Activities planned and etc.