Safety for Field Work and Farm Operations

The Department of Risk Management and Safety works in partnership with individuals and groups both on and off-campus to assess the risks of farm and field activities in order to ensure that work is performed using proper controls and best safety practices.

UVM's Miller Research and Education Complex (MREC), Horticulture Research and Education Center (HREC) and Morgan Horse Farm come with unique safety hazards unlike those in a typical indoor research lab environment. Additionally, Jericho Research Forest and Proctor Maple Research Center are other off campus facilities where both outdoor and indoor research is conducted.

All of the locations mentioned above are considered "laboratories" as defined by UVM's Laboratory Health & Safety Policy and must adhere to the requirements of UVM's overall Laboratory Safety Program.

General field safety guidelines and information can be found at

Follow the link below to review safety programs at the specific outdoor research location that interests you: 

Miller Research and Education Center

Horticulture Research and Education Center

Morgan Horse Farm

Jericho Research Forest

Proctor Maple Research Center