The UW DEOHS Field Research and Consultation Group (Field Group) has suspended field operations until May 1, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This date may change as the situation evolves. The Field Group encourages Washington State employers and employees to contact the Field Group with any workplace health and safety needs. Our industrial hygienists remain committed to service and are available to assist you remotely.
The Field Group continues to explore ways that we can serve Washington State during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are researching ways to contribute our expertise and resources both internally and within the broader public health community.
Please review our relevant website resources: NIOSH-Approved N95 Particulate Filtering Facepiece Respirators and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Lessons from both of these projects may prove useful in developing effective strategies to limit exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
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.