The Field Safety Standard includes procedures used to identify existing and potential field hazards as well as controls required to mitigate or manage associated risks. Hazard assessment and control is the foundation of the University’s Environment, Health and Safety Management System (EHSMS) as only identified hazards can be eliminated or controlled. The objective of this Standard is to reduce risk to as low as is reasonably achievable for field activities related to research and instruction.
Standard & Procedures
All procedural documents are built in Microsoft Word. To access, click on the 'View' button. The document will then download and can be opened from your 'Downloads' folder. Ensure you click 'Enable Editing' from the top ribbon before populating any fields within the document.
Please note, the Field Hazard Assessment and Control Library and the Field Emergency Response Plan Library are built in Microsoft Word. To access, click on the 'View' button. The document(s) will then download and can be opened from your 'Downloads' folder. Ensure you click 'Enable Editing' from the top ribbon before populating any fields within the document.
Frequently Asked Questions
Anyone doing field research or field school where activities will take place out of doors.
Industry Leaders will have OHS oversight at the worksite. UC will have OHS oversight during travel to and from the worksite.
The student can provide email confirmation of training completion.
Yes, this is an AB OHS legislative requirement addressing the “worker’s right to know” the hazards of the workplace. (AB OHS Code Part 2 Section 8).
Yes, AB OHS Code requires hazard assessment to be completed before work begins at the worksite and anytime there are new work processes introduced, the worksite conditions change. (AB OHS Code Part 2 Section 7(1-4).
No, only those who have first aid identified as a primary job task on a formal job profile specific hazard assessment and control form can be held accountable for provision of first aid assistance.
Complete a single Pre-Trip Plan to be approved by the Department Head. Include an outline of expected trips/ locations/people involved. Review the approved Pre-Trip Plan in the Daily Briefing and document any new hazards accordingly. All participants sign the Daily Briefing document.
Only the approved Pre-Trip Plan and required participant documentation needs to be filed before your trip. All other documentation can be filed upon your return to campus.
Yes, electronic signatures or sign off can be used out in the field.
No, only the Pre-Trip Plan requires final review and approval by the Department Head. EHS may audit program implementation by periodically asking users to demonstrate adherence to this standard.