Field activities are normally safe, but accidents do happen with potentially serious consequences, so measures should be taken to reduce the risks. This field safety program is straightforward, widely applicable, and scaleable to the wide range of field activities, from short roadside stops to long, backcountry expeditions. This course provides classroom activities on Day 1 with instructor talks, group problem solving, and hands-on basic first aid scenarios. Day 2 is a trip to a field location where, during 4 field stops, participants will practice many of the field-safety concepts discussed in the classroom. This course provides scenarios for implementing valuable field safety processes and a template for creating programs tailored to the needs of individual field trip leaders. We encourage all AAPG 2014 field trip/field seminar leaders to register for this course.
NOTE: Participants' experience with this course may be enhanced if they have previously taken a Basic First Aid or and/or Wilderness and Remote First Aid, which are both available from the American Red Cross.