Kevin Bohacs, Dave Story, Pam Collins, (ExxonMobil, Houston, TX) and Robert Clarke (Consultant, Irving, TX)
March 26 - 27, 2014
Begins and ends in Houston, Texas
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Goes up to $550 on 2/26/2014. includes course notes, AAPG publication Field Safety in Uncontrolled Environments, other printed material, and classroom first aid supplies.
No refunds for cancellations after 2/26/2014.
This course is designed for anyone who leads or coordinates field activities such as Field Trips, Field Seminars, Field Camps, or general field work for companies or student groups. Participants will acquire and practice strategies to prepare for and conduct safe and effective field activities. NOTE: This course will be offered about10-days before the 2014 AAPG Annual Convention (April 6-9 in Houston, Texas), so that field trip leaders and other interested persons may attend the course before any field trips/field seminars are scheduled to be conducted during the convention and/or throughout the rest of the year.
Upon completion of this seminar, participants will:
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 a 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: Participant's 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.