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Title: Field and Laboratory Safety


1
SAFETY
GRADUATE PROGRAM RESOURCES
See the Graduate Student Handbook Safety Manual
2
Field and Laboratory Safety
  • The Department provides the commitment and
    opportunity to implement and maintain safe and
    healthful work environments for students,
    faculty, and temporary employees performing field
    and laboratory work for the Department. Each
    individual participating in Departmental
    activities will share the responsibility of
    working in a safe and conscientious manner and
    shall follow the established policies at all
    times.

3
Departmental Requirements
  • CPR and First Aid are required for everyone
    (field or lab work)
  • Firearms are not allowed while doing Departmental
    work, or in University vehicles, offices, or
    laboratories without the authorization of the
    Department Chair

4
Vehicles
  • Before traveling, you must fill out a travel
    authorization drivers certificate form
  • Repeated travel to same destination can be
    covered by a blanket travel authorization
  • Local work related travel is authorized by each
    vehicles Travel Authorization Memo and signing
    in on logbook
  • Accident report forms, first aid kits

5
Lab Safety
  • Personnel in labs-- must take Chemical Safety
    Training offered by the Office of Radiation,
    Chemical, and Biological Safety (ORCBS)
    Renewable training available
  • Labs should have ORCBS Safety Manual, posted
    list of all potentially hazardous chemicals, and
    their Material Safety Datasheets
  • Safety practices and equipment vary among labs
    see your advisor

6
Field Safety
  • Dont do fieldwork alone
  • Submit a travel itinerary-let others know where
    you are going Do you know where you are going?
    Compass?
  • GPS?
  • Make sure all field personnel know route to
    nearest hospital
  • Cell phones are recommended (coverage maybe poor)
  • Take care in weather extremes-safety always takes
    precedence over expediency

7
Boating Safety
  • Wear a PFD
  • For inland waters--should read Michigan Boating
    Basics - a Guide to Responsible Boating
  • For boating on the Great Lakes in a vessel gt18
    feet, you must pass the U.S. Power Squadron
    Boating Examination

8
Other Areas
  • DISCUSS SAFETY ISSUES WITH YOUR
  • ADVISOR
  • Scuba
  • Never alone!
  • Must be certified
  • Electrofishing
  • Snowmobile, Motorcycle, ORV

9
Program RequirementsMaster of Science
  • See the Graduate Student Handbook your advisor
  • Guidance committee consists of your major
    professor, at least one additional professor from
    the Dept., and one outside the Dept.
  • Program of study must be filed by end of second
    academic semester (include exposure areas)
  • a minimum of 30 credits, at least half of which
    must be at the 800 or 900 level. This can
    include 6-10 M.S. research credits and 2 credits
    of FW893. Course lt400-level dont count.

10
Program RequirementsDoctor of Philosophy
  • Minimum of 24 credits of dissertation research
  • Three credits of FW893 (seminars)
  • Program of study must be filed by end of second
    semester
  • Same exposure area requirements
  • Comprehensive examinations written and oral
    exams, normally following the completion of 80
    of coursework, but within 5 years. TALK TO YOUR
  • ADVISOR ABOUT HOW TO PREPARE!
  • All degree requirements-completed within 8 years

11
Program RequirementsDoctor of Philosophy
  • Guidance Committee-your advisor and at least
    three additional members, one of which may be
    outside the department
  • Final defense includes a formal seminar open to
    the public, and an examination by the guidance
    committee

12
Graduate Assistantships
  • -M.S. Students Doctoral students See
    enrollment requirements in the FW Graduate
    Student Handbook
  • -Health Benefits
  • Covered automatically, contact Benefits
    Office for
  • spouse, children
  • - Parking-see Dept. of Public Safety
  • - Stipend
  • See your advisor
  • Pay period begins on 16th, checks on 15 or
    Friday
  • before

13
Graduate Assistantships
  • Vacation or Leave due to illness, etc
  • See your advisor
  • if leave is needed (e.g., illness, injury,
    pregnancy) the stipend is maintained for at least
    2 months or until the end of the appointment
    period or semester
  • Outside work for pay is discouraged
  • Possible Reasons for Termination
  • Finish degree
  • Substandard performance-productivity
  • Violations of general student regulations
  • Budgetary constraints

14
Miscellaneous Info.
  • Purchases and expenditures-SEE YOUR ADVISOR
  • Account numbers
  • Receipts
  • Computers
  • Stores
  • Open Orders
  • Returns
  • Travel advances-MUST BE APPROVED (SIGNATURE) BY
  • YOUR ADVISOR
  • Mail- need green postage card with account number
    in room 14
  • Photocopiers
  • Travel Grant Program

15
Career and Professional Development Planning at
Michigan State University
StudentsThe PREP Model offers something for
everyone!
16
PREP at Michigan State University Service to
graduate students based on scholarship. Planni
ng for career and professional goals-
entry to exit Resilience and tenacity
through multiple career and life stages
Engagement in decision-making and skill
development Professionalism in
research and teaching
17
Interactive Web site-- http//grad.msu.edu/prep/
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