Our Mission

The Mission of the Department of EHSRM is to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for the campus community, promote safe work practices that do not harm the environment, ensure compliance with any and all rules and regulations pertaining to occupational health and safety and the environment, and to protect the University’s resources through sound administration of the University’s insurance coverage.

Our Goal is to ensure that when you leave at the end of the day, you are just as healthy and safe as when you arrived.


Special Announcements

The following information outlines the training sessions offered by the Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management Department. Click on each subject title to get information for the specific training along with the upcoming schedule.

Classroom Training Sessions

Subject Campus Date* Day Time* Building
12-15 Passenger Van
Edinburg Jan 10 Wednesday 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. EEHSB 104
Animal Care OHS
Edinburg Feb 9 Friday 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. EEHSB 104
Asbestos Awareness
Brownsville Jan 23 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. BASFC
Brownsville Jan 23 Tuesday 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. BASFC
Back Safety
Edinburg Feb 27 Tuesday 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. EEHSB 104
Basic Laboratory Safety / Hazard Communication
TBD
Biological Safety (BSL-2)
Edinburg Feb 8 Thursday 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. EEHSB 104
Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP)
Edinburg Jan 12 Friday 1:00 - 2:15 p.m. ESCNE 2.288
Brownsville Mar 8 Thursday 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. TBD
Edinburg Mar 8 Thursday 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. EEHSB 104
Child Protection Training
TBD
Custodian Safety (Dayshift)
Edinburg Nov 8 Wednesday 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. EEHSB 104
Custodian Safety (Night shift)
TBD
Ergonomics
Brownsville Mar 13 Tuesday 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. TBD
Edinburg Mar 13 Tuesday 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EEHSB 104
Evacuation Assistant / Fire Extinguisher
Edinburg Feb 9 Friday 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. EEHSB 104
(Prev. Feb 9) Brownsville Feb 16 Friday 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. BASFC
Edinburg Feb 23 Friday 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. EEHSB 104
Facilities New Employee Orientation
Edinburg EEHSB 104
Facilities Trade - AEEP
TBD
Facilities Trade - MMP
TBD
Facilities Trade - PCCG
TBD
First Aid / CPR / AED
Edinburg Feb 16 Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EEHSB 104
Edinburg Feb 28 Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EEHSB 104
Fire Extinguisher
TBA
Forklift / Lift Truck Operator Safety Training (Class I, IV, and V)
Edinburg Jan 10 Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CESS
Groundskeeping Safety
TBD
Heat Stress
TBD
Laboratory Safety / Hazard Communication Training
Edinburg Nov 10 Friday 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. EENGR 1.300
Laser Safety
TBD
New Faculty Resource Fair
TBD
Radiation Safety
TBD
Respiratory Protection Awareness (for Art department)
TBD
Workers’ Compensation Insurance
Brownsville Jan 24 Wednesday 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. BSABH 2.106
Edinburg Jan 25 Thursday 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. EPACB B1.121
To register for any of the above training sessions, visit www.utrgv.edu/training.

Additional Training Sessions

12-15 Passenger Van
Basic Laser Safety
Basic Radiation Safety Training - Radioactive Materials
Child Protection
CITI Program
Driver Safety
Food Safety
Radiation Safety - Radiation Producing Devices (X-Ray devices)

*Dates, times and locations are subject to change.