Safety and User Guides
Working in the field, particularly in the mountains, entails risks that are different than those encountered elsewhere in life. Andrews staff have developed procedures and information summaries to help researchers and students engage with the forest safely. We also offer an annual Safety Day training for anyone who is new to field work or would like a refresher on sound field safety procedures. Below, we have summarized field safety procedures. Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that employees and students receive and follow adequate safety training. Please contact the Forest Director if you have additional questions about safety at the Andrews Forest or other training opportunities such as CPR/1st aid. While the Andrews Forest facilities are intended for wide use by researchers, students and educators, we have developed procedures for use of facilities and equipment to ensure that resources are used efficiently, fairly, and safely. Some are collected as User Guidelines, below. Others are detailed under Facilities.