The UW DEOHS Field Research and Consultation Group (Field Group) has resumed field operations. The following criteria are required for initiating a site visit:
- King County remains in Phase 2 or higher.
- The county of the site visit location is in Phase 2 or higher
- A COVID19 Return to Work plan must be provided and approved by the Field Group
Please contact the Field Group for additional details regarding field operations during the COVID19 pandemic.
The Field Group serves the occupational safety and health needs of the State of Washington. Our services to workplaces are provided without charge to promote worker health and safety.
The Field Group is part of the University of Washington's Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences in the School of Public Health.
The Field Group provides information, on-site evaluation of health and safety issues in the workplace, and consultation on strategies to reduce occupational hazards. We also provide learning experiences and research opportunities to UW Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences students. The Field Group has no regulatory authority.
Video Above: The University of Washington School of Public Health helps businesses keep their employees safe in the workplace. Allison Crollard, an industrial hygienist from the Field Research and Consultation Group in the Dept. of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, measures worker exposure to a chemical used in the paint sprayed on aerospace parts.