Webinar: Practical Strategies to Increase Your Personal Safety While Doing Fieldwork

Have you ever been harmed or threatened, or felt unsafe while doing your work out in the field/community? Did you know what to do, or how to prevent it from happening again?

About this Webinar

This webinar will provide practical tips and strategies for improved threat awareness and self-protection during field work, focused on workplace violence risk. Quick, effective stress management techniques, such as specialized breathing will also be provided. These tools can aid in increasing awareness and safety as well as de-escalation.

What you’ll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • List 2 strategies for improved hazard awareness in the field
  • List 2 strategies for maintaining your personal safety in the field
  • List 2 self-practice techniques for stress management

Subject Matter Expert

Hilary Hackbart

Hilary Hackbart works for the MA Department of Labor Standards in the Workplace Safety and Health for Public Sector Employees program. She has worked extensively on the development of occupational health and safety management systems, has conducted hundreds of on-site workplace health and safety assessments, and has trained thousands of workers on a wide range of health and safety topics, including workplace violence prevention. She holds a BA in Biochemistry from Harvard University, and an MS in Hazardous Materials Management from Tufts University.