For more information please refer to the Department of Environment web-site on bear safety http://www.environmentyukon.gov.yk.ca/camping/bearsafety.php .
When working in the field be sure to:
a) Carry bear spray
b) Do not use bear spray against domestic animals, captive wild animals, birds or people
c) Have the appropriate training to both use and carry bear spray
d) Should you encounter a bear and used your bear spray for protection, report the incident immediately to your supervisor
e) Either yourself or your supervisor should contact the Conservation Officer Services as soon as possible
f) Be sure to replace and/or dispose of any partial, empty or expired bear spray prior to returning to the field
Please note that an employee who inadvertently exposes themselves to bear spray may be incapacitated up to an hour and may require medical aid if the effects do not go away.
General Animal Attacks:
Animal attacks, while rare, can be serious and life threatening. All domestic and wild animals should be treated with caution and not be approached, if possible. Threats of animal attack or actual attacks must be reported to appropriate authorities as soon as possible.