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SC-04 Introduction to Field Safety Leadership

Sponsored by SEG

Sunday, 16 June 2024, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Houston, Texas

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Course Content

Learn how to prepare for, conduct, and document safe and effective field activities involving students (field camps) and/or local inhabitants (Geoscientists without Borders) by following generally accepted health, safety, security, and environmental (HSSE) practices. Learning activities include pre-course reading, a quiz, and videos along with a live session of short lectures, discussions, and team problem-solving and application of concepts taught.

Attendees will learn:

  • How people get hurt during field activities
  • Why people get hurt (including human factors)
  • Field HSSE process — Planning, Communication, Prevention and Mitigation:
    • Hazard identification, safety planning, communication to participants
    • Risk assessment, safe work practices, standard operating procedures, emergency response
    • Roles and responsibilities of field activity staff and participants
    • Effective safety leadership, communications, group evaluation, interventions
    • An effective response to field emergencies

The course is designed for university staff, teaching assistants, and faculty members who plan, lead, support, and teach field camps. Graduate and undergraduate students who participate in and support field camps and take leadership roles sometimes.


Kevin Bohacs
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Early Pricing:
Member $765
Nonmember $855
Student $135
On-site Pricing:
Member $850
Nonmember $950
Student $150
Educationl Credits:
0.8 CEU


SC-04 Introduction to Field Safety Leadership
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010
United States
(713) 853-8000

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Important notes regarding short courses:

  • Short courses are limited in size and are reserved on a first come, first served basis and must be accompanied by full payment.
  • If you do not plan to attend URTeC, a $35 enrollment fee will be added to the short course fee upon registering. This fee can be applied to a full-conference registration should you change your mind later.
  • A wait list is automatically created when a short course sells out. You will be notified if you are on a wait list and space becomes available.
  • Before purchasing non-refundable airline tickets, confirm the short course will take place as some may be cancelled if undersubscribed.
  • Please register well before 13 May 2024 to help guarantee your spot. Short course cancellations will be considered at this time — no refunds will be accepted for cancellations after this date.
  • Registrations will continue to be processed for short courses that are not cancelled up until they are sold out or closed.

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