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Field Project And Camp Set Up And Management

Table of Contents 
18.0 Camp Set Up and Management
18.1 Risks and Hazards Associated with Exploration Camps
18.2 Jurisdictional Regulations and Company Policies
   18.2.1 Alcohol and Drug Policies
   18.2.2 Firearms Regulations and Policies
      18.2.2.1 Risks and Hazards
      18.2.2.2 Company Owned Firearms in Canada
      18.2.2.3 Company Firearms Policy
      18.2.2.4 Essential Safe Firearms Practices
   18.2.3 Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
      18.2.3.1 Responsibilities of Suppliers, Employers and Employees
      18.2.3.2 WHMIS Hazard Classifications, Symbols and Labels
      18.2.3.3 Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs)
      18.2.3.4 Site Specific WHMIS Training Requirements
18.3 Responsibilities (Due Diligence) and Camp Management
18.4 Camp Management Guidelines
   18.4.1 Site Selection and Location
      18.4.1.1 Site Layout and Organization
      18.4.1.2 Communications
   18.4.2 Fire Safety
   18.4.2.1 Fire Extinguishers
      18.4.2.2 Firefighting Basics
   18.4.3 Fuels and Fuel Handling
   18.4.4 Lanterns, Heating Stoves and Appliances
      18.4.4.1 Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
   18.4.5 Generators
   18.4.6 Electrical Safety
      18.4.6.1 General Guidelines for Electrical Safety
      18.4.6.2 Lockout and Tag Out procedures
      18.4.6.3 Batteries
18.5 First Aid
   18.5.1 Emergency First Aid Planning and Preparation
   18.5.2 First Aid Kits and Supplies
   18.5.3 First Aid Training
18.6 Health
   18.6.1 Employee Hygiene
   18.6.2 Guidelines for Kitchen Safety, Food Handling and Food Storage
      18.6.2.1 Kitchen Operations Safety
      18.6.2.2 Food Preparation Safety
      18.6.2.3 Kitchens: Animal and Insect Controls
   18.6.3 Drinking Water Safety
   18.6.4 Waste Management
   18.6.5 Diseases
      18.6.5.1 Diphtheria
      18.6.5.2 Giardiasis
      18.6.5.3 Hantaviral Diseases
      18.6.5.4 HIV/AIDS
      18.6.5.5 Lyme Disease
      18.6.5.6 Measles
      18.6.5.7 Mumps
      18.6.5.8 Polio
      18.6.5.9 Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
      18.6.5.10 Rubella
      18.6.5.11 Tetanus
      18.6.5.12 Tuberculosis (TB)
      18.6.5.13 West Nile Virus
18.7 Manual Handling
18.8 Housekeeping
18.9 Resources

Introduction

Careful planning and a concern for health, safety and the environment are essential for good project management. Field camps or rented accommodations should provide adequate working, eating and sleeping arrangements for field personnel and should be appropriately equipped to encourage employees to work safely and efficiently. At the same time, camps should make as little impact as possible on the environment. Project managers have to allow sufficient time to secure the required permits and permissions before sites are opened. Consider the following factors when selecting a project or camp site:

 Time of residence: Will the camp be in operation for a field season or year round? 
 Duration: Temporary or a permanent establishment 
 Size of the camp (at each time of year) 
 Accessibility: Transportation access (vehicle, helicopter and fixed wing) may impact the site selection
 Required permits.