Safety in the field is a priority for the Northern Research Committee. We have compiled this reference of suggested considerations to help students and supervisors…
The Northern Research Committee has worked over the years to raise awareness around field safety considerations when working in remote northern locations, as well as adapting Carleton University risk management protocols to suit northern field work considerations. The committee strongly encourages students and supervisors to carefully assess and discuss the potential risks involved with field work locations, equipment, and logistics, and to ensure that students have adequate training, supervision, and emergency protocols in place.
In order to support students and supervisors in engaging in safe and productive field work, it is recommended that the following elements are considered when evaluating risk related to various field work circumstances:
- Field Safety Form (a conditional requirement for using NSTP funds)
- Safety Training
On March 11, 2016, we held our first workshop on field safety. Please carefully review the safety workshop report to help support the considerations above.