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Collaborative Centre in OHS
Thebarton Campus
28 Anderson Street, Thebarton
The University of Adelaide
SA 5031

Telephone: +61 8 8313 4957
Facsimile: +61 8 8313 4955

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 Laboratory is now part of the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Group. This group will address 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.

Congratulations to Ismaniza Ismail, a PhD student in the Laboratory, who won:
- The 2015 Merdeka Award from the Australia Malaysia Business Council for her academic achievements and her activities in support of Australia - Malaysia relations. The Prize was presented at a Gala Event at the Adelaide Convention Centre on the 31th August.
- Best Student Poster Prize at the 2015 International Congress on Occupational Health in Seoul, in June.

Ismaniza was also Runner Up in the 2015 StudyAdelaide International Student Award for Academic Excellence in Postgraduate Research. The certificate was presented by the Governor of South Australia.

Congratulations to Dr Richie Gun, who received an Order of Australia (AO) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List