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Remote Location Equipment

The following checklist (although not all-inclusive) is designed to assist project PIs with identifying potential equipment that may be necessary or beneficial during fieldwork.

General Safety
  • Vehicle safety kit
  • Two-way radio, CB, or cellular phone (batteries, charger)
  • Water purification tablets or filter devices
  • Weather radio
  • Ax or saw
  • Shovel or pick
  • Water-proof matches, lighter, flint, or steel wool, and a 9-volt battery
  • Bucket
  • Compass and maps
  • Flares
  • Flagging
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Candles
  • Rope
  • Knife
  • Blanket or tarp
  • Whistle, mirror, or large bright plastic bag
  • Duct tape
  • High-energy food
  • First-aid kit and first aid manual
  • Personal medications (i.e. prescriptions)
  • Allergy treatments or antivenoms
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (hat, rain gear, winter gear, etc.)
  • Portable fire extinguisher
  • Orange reflective vest
  • Mask or respirator
  • Work gloves
  • Safety glasses or goggles
  • Face shield
  • Wet suit
  • Insect repellant
  • Sunscreen
  • Hard hat
  • Steel-toed shoes or appropriate footwear
  • Floatation devices
  • Personal fall arrest system (i.e. harness)
  • Hearing protection
  • Barriers to direct contact with animals
  • Flame-retardant clothing

Contact Information

Robin McCall-Miller, Occupational Safety Program Manager