Safety Rules

Safety Rules
  • All users must have prior written approval and complete a site orientation. Researchers, team leaders and instructors are responsible for ensuring that all project personnel or participants receive a site orientation.
  • No smoking or pets allowed.
  • Do not make unauthorized collections or unnecessarily disturb the natural landscape.
  • Park only at designated sites, do not park in front of the dumpsters or block other vehicles.
  • Do not wander onto areas other than your designated site. Specifically avoid research sites of others.
  • Obtain approval of materials for marking all grids, transects or locations. Label all such materials with your name or initials.
  • Clean up your site in the station as well in the forest or stream when your project is complete.
  • Do not return to the area after the expiration date of your project without again obtaining permission.
  • Appropriate safety precautions must be used when working in aquatic environments (e.g.,streams, pools, or tanks).
  • Use common sense when working on Field Station lands and facilities, and report any problems or concerns immediately.
  • No smoking in El Verde Field Station facilities. Smoking is only allowed outside, away from buildings, be sure to safely dispose of all smoking materials.
  • No Pets. Residents may not keep pets of any kind during their stay at El Verde Field Station.
  • Never leave food out. In order to minimize rodents, insects, and other wild pests (mangoose may carry rabies), no food or food waste should be left out for any period of time. No perishables should be left in the unit when vacated. Refrigerators and freezers should be emptied and cleaned as needed.
  • Daily, guests must clean all dishes, kitchen surfaces, and kitchen appliances. Food and dishes must be stored away. Common areas must be kept clean, tidy, and free of equipment.
  • Drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
  • Swim at your own risk.
  • Do not tamper with alarm systems. Fire, smoke, and carbon monoxide detectors have been installed in the units for your safety and must not be tampered with or deactivated. The Administrator should be notified immediately if there is an alarm malfunction.
  • No fire. No open flames of any kind are permitted in or near the buildings. No candles, incense, cook stoves, or any other source of open flame.
  • No guests. Overnight guests without reservations cannot be accommodated.
  • Criminal behavior, including harassment, should be reported to your supervisor and local authorities at the UPRRP for immediate response.
  • Regular Cleaning. Housemates are expected to designate a schedule for thoroughly cleaning units at least once per week.
  • Quiet Hours. 9 p.m. – 6 a.m. Please respect the work schedules of other field crews by observing quiet hours. Some field work requires regularly waking before dawn.
  • Damage. Let the Administrator know if anything is broken or damaged in the units, including dishes, so that they can be replaced and/or fixed. You or your institution are expected to pay for damages not due to regular wear and tear.
  • Please help to conserve energy. Turn off unnecessary lights. If you wash and dry clothing, sheets or towels, use cold water, and use dryers sparingly. Use the clothesline whenever possible to line-dry towels and other items.
  • Food Storage. Label your food with your name and place in cabinets or refrigerator.
  • All participants, visitors, staff, students, faculty, and vendors are to be treated with respect and consideration, valuing a diversity of views and opinions.
  • Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
  • We are living in a small community, where respect for each other and the place is required.
  • Alert station or campus personnel if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.
  • Harassment, intimidation or discrimination in any form.
  • Physical or verbal abuse of any participants, visitors, staff, students, faculty, vendors, neighbors, or other field station guests.
  • Verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin.
  • Unwelcome physical contact.
  • Inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in field station spaces.
  • Threatening or stalking any participants, visitors, staff, students, faculty, vendors, neighbors, or other field station guests.