web page of the department contains
links to rules and regulations to be aware of,
as well as a list of things to do before heading out,
such as knowing the name of the nearest hospital(s),
the need of participants in field school to be be briefed and, at that time,
to sign consent forms,
and to be handed an
Emergency Response Plan
web page contains a list of forms.
The forms are MSWord documents which may be downloaded and kept in a prepared
form, with only the date to be changed.
All forms should be sent to
at least 24 hours prior to the excursion.
Those which pertain to field work are referred to below.
For legal reasons, potentially hazardous work out of office must be covered by
filling out a
Hazard Assessment Form,
a copy of which should be provided to all participants.
Remember that this also applies to TAs, undergraduate and graduate students,
or anyone else required to be there at least part-time, like drivers.
This form should also be filled out when driving a University vehicle,
to avoid hassles in case of an accident.
This form is filled out by the leader of an excursion
and is then distributed to the remaining participants at the safety briefing
which must occur at least one day before departure.
To get a form allowing you to borrow University vehicles follow the link on
To find out whether your driver validation is still valid send mail to