The Field Research and Consultation 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 & 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 students. The Field Group has no regulatory authority.
Watch the video to learn more about our work. It features Allison Crollard, an industrial hygienist with the Field Group.
The DEOHS Field Services Laboratory was renovated and modernized in 2021 with a generous gift from Dr. Gilbert S. Omenn and his wife, Martha A. Darling. In addition to updating spaces for the existing field services, molecular toxicology, vivarium, cell culture and microbiology labs, the updates also included a new biosafety level 2 lab along with new trace metals, mass spectrometry and gas calibration labs. Dr. Omenn is former dean of the UW School of Public Health and former DEOHS chair.