Safety resources



  1. Read the EAP pdf documents for the building(s) in which you work or take classes
  2. Take the EAP quiz (Google Form)

For more information regarding safety procedures and protocols within CFOS contact the respective representative.


AHRB Emergency Action Plan 

(updated 5/31/17)

IRVII Emergency Action Plan 

(updated 10/21)

O'Neill Emergency Action Plan 

(updated 10/21)

Fairbanks Facilities Coordinator

Cheryl Clarke-Hopcroft

Administrative Manager Juneau

Gabrielle Hazelton

Facility and Office Manager Seward

Jennifer Elhard


Covid-19 specific resources on mitigation and teleworking can be found below:

Shipping Chemicals to and from UAF
  • For More information on shipping of hazardous chemicals visit the pages of the Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management at UAF under UAF Hazardous Materials Safety
  • Chemical inventory is used to keep track of chemicals that you and your faculty supervisor purchase, use, store or ship.
  • Every laboratory should keep their chemical inventory up-to-date.
  • Updating the faculty specific chemical inventory is the responsibility of the faculty member or an assigned individual working in the lab
  • ALL chemicals must be segregated based on compatibility in order to prevent dangerous chemical reactions that result in serious harm to users.
  • Follow the NFPA rating found on Safety Data Sheets (SDS) or on the pages of the Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management pages.

When handling hazardous chemicals, it is incumbent upon you to read the handling protocols for your chemicals. You can go to the SDS provided by the Distributor/Manufacturer. Further information and the respective safety trainings can be found on the pages of the Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management.


All used or surplus chemicals have a specific method for disposal. Refer to the SDS for information or contact Richard Deck at 474-5617 If you are disposing of a hazardous chemicals, request pick up with EHSRM.

For general employee and student trainings please refer to the pages of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management.

Talk to your advisor/supervisor about which trainings exactly you need to take to be prepared for the work you are about to do.  Further special trainings that are oftentimes useful for CFOS employees, students or faculty can be found below:

Field Work 
Larger Boats and Ocean Research
  • Offshore Safety and Survivalmay be a useful and needed training for you if you are planning on embarking on research trips on the R/V Sikuliaq or any other larger research vessel

  •  Watercraft and offshore platform safety training is currently led by Learn To Return Training Systems, Inc. out of Anchorage Alaska. The Offshore Marine Survival training certificate expires 2 years from the date of issue.
Scientific Diving Course Safety Requirements
  • To participate in Scientific Diving Courses first you must acquire:
  1. A basic diving certificate through NAUI, PADI or YMCA. A basic NAUI or PADI diving certificate can be obtained locally from Test the Waters.
  2. A First Aid certificate
  3. A CPR certificate, and
  4. Emergency O2 training.