Wildlife Field Research

  • Facility Support Services
  • Occupational Safety & Risk Management
  • Research Safety & Services
  • A Wildlife Field Safety Plan must be in place before work starts. A Wildlife Field Research Safety Plan template is available for use.

    The IACUC protocol, Section 22.2.5, must outline potential zoonotic diseases, physical hazards, and allergens and precautions necessary for staff to minimize the risks.

    • Describe the relevant safety and containment procedures that will be used to mitigate project risks and protect personnel. Consider the effect of non-target animals, the necessary safety equipment, work practices, and PPE that will be required for various tasks (e.g. capturing animals, animal inoculation).
    • Discuss the specific hazards/risks that you may encounter in the field associated with this experiment (e.g. potential exposure risks such as needlesticks, animal/insect bites, parasites, exotic/poisonous plants, or venomous animals).