Field Research

Working in field environments is a vital part of research and education at the University of Michigan.  The dynamic nature of field settings requires that field researchers appropriately plan for potential hazards and emergencies.  Working in the field, whether local or international, can present risks to the individuals involved; both from the nature of the location or from the type of activity being performed.

The university’s International Travel Policy applies to all faculty, staff, and students on all campuses who travel outside the US on university business.  It specifies the requirements for University-related international travel, which include travel registration, travel abroad health insurance from the university’s authorized vendor, and procedures for travel warnings or restricted destinations.  Visit the Global Michigan site for more information.

For domestic projects, resources to assist in planning your trip, training, and information about specific hazards are available below.  EHS is also a resource that is available for consultation by calling 734-647-1143.



Incidents and Reporting

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