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 Discipline of Public Health, in the School of Population Health of the University of Adelaide.
As a result of a School restructure, the Laboratory will form part of a large group, to formally commence in July.
The Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Group will address epidemiology, infectious and communicable disease , ergonomics, occupational and environmental medicine, environmental science and climate change. It will host a Climate Change Adaptation Network and will have strong national and international links, including with China.