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Site Assessment

Site assessment is the first step to ensure safety on a field test. 

  • Be prepared for the work
  • Give yourself enough time - don’t be rushed
  • Being rushed or unprepared leads to unsafe decisions and behavior
  • Develop a checklist of tools, equipment, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) you will need
  • Bring or obtain these items before going to the job site
  • Ensure you have a means to initiate emergency service – Cell phone (with coverage), satellite phone, radio, etc.
  • Don’t find yourself unprotected.