In wildlife and fisheries sciences, undergraduate and graduate students, managers, staff and faculty, find themselves working in environments with inherent dangers. Often, we approach our jobs accepting a certain degree of risk. Understanding risk and steps to reduce harm for those around us and ourselves is part of being a responsible professional.
Possessing knowledge and implementing training are first steps to avoid potentially dangerous situations. Accidents happen fast and knowing what to do in an emergency can save the lives of your colleagues, and yourself.
Protect Yourself on the Water: http://www.protectyourincome.com/disability-insurance-tips/protect_yourself_on_the_water.asp
Fisheries Safety Handbook The Handbook from the American Fisheries Society assists researchers, educators, managers, and administrators involved in the fields of fishery and aquatic science and resources management in creating a safe and productive work environment. This handbook covers safety issues within the fisheries profession including defensive driving, boating safety, electrofishing safety, CPR/AED (automated external defibrillator) and first aid training, fish handling safety (injuries from spines and fins), pesticide application certification training (rotenone and aquatic herbicides), underwater and diving safety, and laboratory safety (chemical safety, slippery floors).
Vessel Safety Check: http://safetyseal.net/what_is_vsc.asp
TPWD Boater Education: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/learning/boater_education/
TPWD Boating – Reporting an accident: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/boat/responsible/accident_reports/
TPWD Boating Laws: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/boat/laws/index.phtml
General First Aid Topics: http://powerboat.about.com/
Water Safety Resource Guide: http://www.thewaterpage.com/water-resource-guide.htm
U.S. BOATING LAWS, SAFETY COURSES AND LICENSING BY STATE:
Chainsaw use and safety:
Trailer towing safety tips: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/dl648/dl648pt12.htm
TAMU Safety Manual (topics: fire, laboratory, chemical, power tools, biological, and more): https://ehs.tamu.edu/media/1601610/safety-manual-2017.pdf
Ladders, lifting, and falls: http://nasdonline.org/document/1032/d000826/ladders-lifting-and-falls.html
How to use a fire extinguisher: https://www.hanford.gov/page.cfm/FireLifeSafetyInformation
Firearm safety, boating safety, nature safe, outdoor survival skills: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/exptexas/safe/
Wildlife Disease Precautions:
Lyme Disease Prevention
Information on Snake Bites
Information on Insect/Spider Bites and Poisonous Plants
TAMU Safety Manual (topics: fire, laboratory, chemical, radiological, biological, power tools and more): https://ehs.tamu.edu/media/1601610/safety-manual-2017.pdf