Occupational and Environmental Health Laboratory
The University of Adelaide Occupational and Environmental Health Laboratory (OEHL) was established in 1987 and was set up at its present site at the Thebarton research campus in 1997.
The OEHL is a modern specialised facility and offers a range of field and laboratory services to industry, government and the community.
The OEHL is at the forefront of occupational and environmental hygiene practice in Australia and is recognised by occupational and environmental professional groups and agencies, including the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists, The Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the Safety Institute of Australia, SA Health, SafeWork SA, Safe Work Australia and the EPA. The OEHL is operated by the School of Public Health, at the University of Adelaide.
The OEHL is now being transitioned to
Adelaide Exposure Science and Health.
This change reflects the broader field of exposure science, and its importance for human health. The Annals of Occupational Hygiene, the premier journal in occupational hygiene, has also changed its name to the Annals of Work Exposures and Health. Existing services will remain, and the scope will be broadened. Opportunities for collaboration are welcomed.
Dr Leigh Thredgold has recently joined the OEH Laboratory to work on the third phase of our Skin Decontamination Project. He will assist Sharyn and Linda. Leigh has experience in various aspects of analytical chemistry. Welcome Leigh!
The Laboratory is part of the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Unit. This group addresses epidemiology, infectious and communicable disease, ergonomics, occupational and environmental medicine, occupational and environmental exposure science and climate change. It hosts a Climate Change Adaptation Network (Vulnerable communities) and has strong national and international links.