Field Safety. GES 394 Revised by Mr. Brian Oram http://www.water-research.net. Three Main Goals !. Everyone comes home Safe ! We have a fun productive learning experience. The equipment and supplies return to Wilkes University in Good Working Order. Primary Field Problems.
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Revised by Mr. Brian Oram
Everyone comes home Safe !
We have a fun productive learning
The equipment and supplies return to
Wilkes University in Good Working Order.
No Jumping Off Rock Outcrops !
Keep Laboratory, Field Areas, and Office – Pick Up and Secure
Know the work conditions and the environment. What specific safety equipment is needed ?Know the work hazards ?
Bring a field first aid kit ?
Let Someone or at least two people know where you are going and when you will return?Bring water, flashlight, matches, and a snack – Just in Case !What work clothing is required- Check the Weather Forecast ?
Work in Pairs (Team Approach !).
For all field work, the field clothing will include long panties and hiking boots.
Heat Cramps are muscle contractions, usually in the gastrocnemius Or
hamstring muscles (the muscles at the back of the calves). These
contractions are forceful and painful. These cramps seem to be connected to
heat, dehydration, and poor conditioning, rather than to lack of salt or other
mineral imbalances. They usually improve with rest, drinking water, and a
Although partly due to exhaustion -- and feeling like exhaustion, as the name
implies -- heat exhaustion is also a result of excessive heat and dehydration.
The signs of heat exhaustion include paleness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting,
fainting, and a moderately increased temperature (101-102 degrees F). Rest
and water may help in mild heat exhaustion, and ice packs and a cool
environment (with a fan blowing) may also help. More severely
exhausted patients may need IV fluids, especially if vomiting keeps them
from drinking enough. Severe Cases – Go to the Hospital !
Result of long, Extreme exposure to the Sun, Humid
Environments, or unvented environments (Level A
and Level B Protection).
Your body does not have enough water to sweat
enough to reduce body temperature.
Can develop rapidly – I have only seen this happen, but we
were working in teams.
Requires immediate medical treatment
Symptoms: disorientation, not sweating, rapid pulse.
Stay hydrated. Drink lots of water and sports drinks. Avoid tea, coffee, soda and alcohol.
Wear lightweight, tightly woven, loose-fitting clothing in light colors.
Avoid strenuous hiking or digging in the heat of the day.
Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a hat and sunglasses.
Increase time spent outdoors gradually to get your body used to the heat.
Take frequent drink breaks; If it’s going to be really hot, mist yourself with a spray bottle to avoid becoming overheated.
Try to avoid outdoor work on very hot and humid daysHeat Stroke
Drink alcohol- rather than water
Go to work sick
Work hard in sunny, dry and/or windy weather
Work by Yourself
Do Not Watch Out for Field Team
Good Decisions !
Bring Adequate Water
Drink Water- Eat Fruit
Wear Proper Clothing
Take a Break at Regular Intervals
Watch out for Team
Eat Breakfast, Lunch, and other meals and Bring a Snack (Smaller Meals are Better !)
Wear a Hat and if necessary sun block.Dehydration- We Have a Choice !
Very cold hands and feet
Drop of temperature in body core
wear a hat; 80% of body heat can be lost through an uncovered head
stay dry; wet clothing sucks heat from your body
dress in layers; if you warm up and start to sweat, peel off layers to stay dry
wool retains much of its heat-holding capacity even when wetHypothermia- Excess Loss of Body HeatNot Just in the Winter !
Get Help ! – This is why
The body system is so
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Plus Spiders, Ants, Bees and large predators
DO NOT Forget the Bacteria, Protozoa, Fungi, Worms and other organisms living in the soil. !
Deer Ticks carry Rocky Mountain
Spotted Fever and Lyme disease
Symptoms: up to 2 weeks after bite
Rash, fever, aches in joints or
The bullseye rash is an early symptom of Lyme disease. Lyme
disease is caused by the bite of an infected tick. Proper treatment
with antibiotics is mandatory. If untreated, Lyme disease may
progress to a chronic stage that can be disabling and difficult to
Yes, this can happen.
Watch where you put your feet,
especially when you are looking
through a camera
Work in pairs.
Check ledges before putting your full
weight on them.
Just Stay as Far away as Possible !
Stop Jumping Off the Rocks !!!!
Close fences and Leave the Area as You Found.
Respect private property – This is good reason to have a camera.
Bring your trash home – do not bury or leave your trash Or waste when in field
Fill in holes, test pits, auger holes, percolation holes, shovel pits, and cores.
When walking stay at least 6 feet behind the other person.
Pennsylvania One Call System is a non-profit Pennsylvania
corporation created to protect the underground facilities of
members through communication with any person (s) planning
To disturb the earth.
Identifies utility right-of-ways ! (Gas, Electric, Telephone,
Pipeline, Water, Cable TV, Fiber Optics/ Telecommunications,
and Local Governments.
Remember: Please call 3 working days before digging. It’s the
law, and the safest thing to do.
925 Irwin Run Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15122
Temporary Marking Standard – ANSI Stnd Z535.1
White – Proposed Excavation
Pink – Temporary Survey Markings
Red – Electric Power Lines, Cables, Conduit, and Lighting Cables
Yellow- Gas, Oil, Steam, Petroleum, or Gaseous Materials
Orange – Communications, Alarm or Signal Lines, Cables Or Conduit
and Traffic Loops
Blue – Potable Water
Purple – Reclaimed Water, Irrigation, and Slurry Lines
Green – Sewers and Drain Line
925 Irwin Run Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15122
American National Standards Institute - ANSI
A Human Brain that is NOT THINKING !THINK BEFORE YOU ACT !!!!!
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