Field Safety Training Week

June 21, 2021 - June 25, 2021


Forestry PhD student and College of Agriculture and Natural Resources leadership fellow Alex White is hosting a free field safety training week. Topics covered include: field auto safety, hitching and backing a trailer, overview of safety equipment, identifying field hazards, wilderness first aid certification, land navigation and self defense.

Additional details:

  • Registration for each session is limited to 18 people
  • Wilderness First Aid Certification is FREE (usually costs $325)
  • Participants can register for individual sessions
  • Masks will be required
  • Most sessions will take place outdoors
  • For indoor sessions will be seated 6 feet apart

 

MONDAY, JUNE 21: AUTO SAFETY DAY

Location: Natural Resources Building Parking Lot

10AM-11:30AM: Field auto safety with MSU Motorpool

1PM-2:30PM: Hitching and backing a trailer with Bas Kimlinger, Michigan State Capital Facilities Team Member

4PM-5PM: Supporting field safety for underrepresented researchers with CANR Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 22: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO DAY

Location: Natural Resources Building

10AM-11:30AM: Overview of field safety equipment with Alex White, MSU Forestry PhD student

1PM-2:30PM: Snakes of Michigan with Brianna Mims, M.S., University of Michigan Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23: WILDERNESS FIRST AID CERTIFICATION

Location: Baker Woodlot

8AM-5PM: Facilitated by Great Lakes EMS Academy

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 24: WILDERNESS FIRST AID CERTIFICATION

Location: Baker Woodlot

8AM-5PM: Facilitated by Great Lakes EMS Academy

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 25: IN CASE OF EMERGENCY DAY

Location: Natural Resources Building

10AM-11:30AM: Land navigation with Kasey Wilson, MSU GIS Professional

1PM-2:30PM: Self-defense with Officer Melvin, Lansing Police Department

 

Registration for Field Safety Training Week is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on June 25, 2021.

Register

PARKING
Complimentary parking is allowed in lots 15, 16, 25, 63, 83, 91, 100, 204 and in Ramps 3, 5, 6 and 7 through 8-31-2021.  Parking is not allowed in from 2 a.m. - 6 a.m. in Ramp 6, lot 63, or lot 100.  Parking in lot 63 is not allowed on Saturday or Sunday. Permits and payment are required in all other lots on campus.  Please call 517-355-8440 for any further parking related questions. MSU Parking Office

COVID-19 UPDATE: We are planning for an in-person program in June. However, we continue to monitor the evolution of the pandemic and how this might impact the event. We will decide as to whether it is necessary to postpone or change the format of the event prior to June. This decision will be based on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recommendations/guidelines from MSU, the State of Michigan, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local Health Department guidance. You will be contacted regarding any changes or updates through the email you use to register.

For questions contact Alex White at whiteyvo@msu.edu.

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