In this portal you will find information on available training for field researchers.


Field First Aid & Field Trip Planning

UCSB’s Environmental Health and Safety offers two optional Field Safety Planning and Field First Aid classes during the fall and spring quarters for researchers and students who work in the field.

The classes are taught by individuals with years of field experience and are designed to provide researchers and students with field first aid training and assist with preparing for work in the field. Below is a brief outline for each opportunity. 


Jamie Bishop
Field Safety Coordinator
(805) 893-8894



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The student to teach ratio is kept low and spaces are limited.

Field Safety Planning at 2 pm is required in order to attend
Field First Aid at 3 pm.


Field Safety Planning

DATE: Tuesday, September 20, 2022, and to be announced for April 2023
TIME: 2pm - 3pm
LOCATION: EHS Patio and Training Room





    • Risk Assessment
    • Participants Info
    • Hospital Options
    • Emergency Contact & UC Insurance Options
    • Communication Options



Field First Aid

DATE: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 and to be announced for April 2023
TIME: 3pm - 6pm
LOCATION: EHS Patio and Training Room





  • Duty of Care
  • Scene Safety
  • Initial Assessment
  • Lifting and Moving
  • Basic Neurological Assessment
  • Foreign Body Airway Obstruction
  • Controlling Bleeding
  • Strains, Sprains & Fractures
  • Bites and Stings
  • Shock Management
  • General Medical Emergencies
    • Wound Infection
    • Asthma
    • Heart Attack
    • Diabetic Emergencies
    • Burns
    • Seizures
    • Poisoning
  • Temperature Related Injuries

Optional First Aid Card available for $25.

Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness First Aid

The Field Research Safety program is sponsoring a 16-hour Wilderness First Aid course provided by 4 Points Expeditions. This is a nationally-recognized 2-day course that is valid as recert hours for current SOLO WFR card holders. The course is recommended for field researchers, including faculty, field trip leaders, and graduate students.

Register for Monday-Tuesday, November 7-8, 2022

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Register for Monday-Tuesday, April 3-4, 2023

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Additional wilderness medicine courses are offered by the UCSB Recreational Center for a fee.

Wildfire Smoke Protection Training

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In an effort to protect outdoor workers from hazards associated with wildfire smoke, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board recently approved an emergency regulation establishing new protection requirements(Cal/OSHA 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. Use the Decision - Making Matrix below to help guide in the event of a wildfire.

The University of California has measures in place to inform you of, and protect you from, the dangers of inhaling wildfire smoke. To complete Wildfire Smoke Training:

1. Review the information provided in the handout.

2. Take the test to receive credit.

For more information and resources on protection from wildfire visit the EH&S - Industrial Hygiene webpage.


Additional Training

Additional Training

UCOP Fieldwork Toolkit Leadership Training

Recording  Series 2021
Recording  Series 2020

General First Aid and CPR

Defensive Driving Program