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Health and Safety during Field Activities

Research and education at universities often require educational/research activities in the natural environment (hereinafter referred to as "field activities"). Many of these activities bring about valuable results that would not be gained from work done solely in research offices and laboratories or by means of computers. However, various types of risks exist from geographic factors, climatic conditions, contact with dangerous and harmful animals and plants, which can in some cases result in serious accidents and damage to health.

In order to enhance the safety and health management and accident prevention of faculty members and students involved in field activities, the Working Group for Measures against Fieldwork Accidents compiled and issued "The University of Tokyo Regulations for the Management of Health and Safety during Educational and Research Activities Conducted in the Field" and a leaflet called "Guideline for Health and Safety Management and Preventing Accidents during Field activities" for the University.

We expect faculty members and students involved in field activities to read this guideline carefully and carry out their field activities safely and healthily.

Guideline for Health and Safety Management and Preventing Accidents during Field Activities (PDF file available to University members only)

This "Guideline for Health and Safety Management and Preventing Accidents during Field Activities (Fourth Edition)" emphasizes activities in fields, mountains, rivers, coasts, as well as on vessels, and also features dangerous and harmful animals and plants. Revisions have also been made to articles concerning first aid and medical knowledge, based on the latest findings.

The University regulations "The University of Tokyo Regulations for the Management of Health and Safety during Educational and Research Activities Conducted in the Field" have been added to the end of this guideline.

【Note】
Both the Regulations and this guidebook suggest only the basics that the members of the University of Tokyo should observe. When conducting the actual activities, there may be additional regulations on health and safety which also need to be observed. Furthermore, some departments may distribute the printed version of this leaflet. Please contact the Environment, Health and Safety Office of your department.