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 Standard Practice Guide #601.31 applies to faculty, staff, and all students traveling outside of the United States for University-related purposes. Global Michigan has developed planning guidance for travelers Safety Considerations for Independent Study & Field Research Abroad

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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