Common Field Hazards

Fact Sheets & Resources

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Common Field Hazards

Environmental Hazards

Heat Illness: Online Heat Illness Prevention training is now available for outdoor work through the UC Learning Center (search using the keyword “heat”, course length is 15-20 minutes); or contact your campus EH&S department for local training options and plans.


Infectious organisms/diseases

International Planning Resources

Extreme Conditions & Weather

Wildlife Biology

Specialized Work (in development)

Common Field Situations

Leave No Trace & Outdoor Ethics

Community Studies, Human Subjects Research