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
New! Edinburg Apr 9 Monday 10:00 - 12:00 p.m. EEHSB 104
Animal Care Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)
New! Edinburg Mar 23 Fri 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. EEHSB 104
Asbestos Awareness
Edinburg Jul 18 Wed 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. EASFC Breakroom
Back Safety
Edinburg Oct 19 Fri 10:30 - 11:30 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)
Harlingen Sep 14 Fri 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. HCEBL 1.132
Child Protection Training
TBD
CPR / AED (American Heart Association Basic Life Support - RGV CPR)
TBA TBA
Crowd Control
Edinburg Jun 20 Wed 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. EEHSB 104
Custodian Safety
New! Edinburg Apr 9 Mon 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. EEHSB 104
Custodian Safety (Night shift)
TBD
Ergonomics
TBA
Evacuation Assistant / Fire Extinguisher
Brownsville Nov 9 Fri 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. BSABH 1.106
Edinburg Nov 14 Wed 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. EEHSB 104
Brownsville Dec 7 Fri 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. BSABH 1.106
Edinburg Dec 13 Thu 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. EEHSB 104
Facilities New Employee Safety Orientation
New! Edinburg Jul 31 Tue 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. EEHSB 104
Facilities Trade - AEEP
New! Edinburg Mar 30 Fri 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. EEHSB 104
Facilities Trade - MMP
TBD
Facilities Trade - PCCG
TBD
Fall Protection
New date and location
(orig. Oct. 9)
Edinburg Oct 12 Fri 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. ASFC Breakroom
First Aid / CPR / AED
Edinburg Nov 7 Wed 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EEHSB 104
Edinburg Nov 28 Wed 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EEHSB 104
First Aid / CPR / AED (American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver - RGV CPR)
Canceled Brownsville Oct 25 Thu Canceled Canceled
Brownsville Nov 16 Fri 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. BLHSB 2.604
Brownsville Dec 5 Wed 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. BLHSB 2.604
Fire Extinguisher - For Student Organizations
New! Edinburg Oct 5 Fri 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. EEHSB 104
Fire Safety (Student Organizations)
New! Edinburg Sep 29 Sat 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. ESCNE 1.603
Forklift Operator Training
Brownsville Oct 24 Wed 8:00 - 12:00 p.m. BASFC Conf. Rm
Groundskeeping Safety
TBD
Hazard Communication for Non-Lab Personnel
Edinburg Oct 9 Tue 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EEHSB 104
HAZWOPER 40-Hour
Edinburg May 21-25 Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EEDUC 1.504
HAZWOPER Refresher (Veolia)
Edinburg Feb 19 Monday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EEHSB 104
Heat Stress
Brownsville Jun 20 Wed 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. BASFC Irg Conf.
Laboratory Safety / Hazard Communication Training
Edinburg Nov 2 Fri 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EENGR 1.300
Ladder Safety and Facilities Hazard Communication
Brownsville Apr 11 Wed 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. BASFC Lg. Conf.
Laser Safety
Brownsville Oct 17 Wed 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. BLIBR 2.206
Lift Operator Training (for Scissor, Boom or Aerial Lift)
Edinburg Sep 21 Fri 8:00 - 4:00 p.m. EEHSB 104
Lock Out/Tag Out
New! Edinburg Apr 18 Wed 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. EASFC Breakroom
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4)
Edinburg Oct 16 Tue 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ESTUN 1.102
New Faculty Resource Fair
TBD
RCRA/DOT Refresher (Veolia)
Edinburg Feb 20 Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EEHSB 104
Radiation Safety - Radioactive Materials
New! Edinburg Jun 7 Thu 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. EEHSB 104
Respiratory Protection Awareness (for Art department)
TBD
Supervisor Series EHSRM
Brownsville Feb 22 Thursday 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Salon Cassia 2.402
Workers’ Compensation Insurance
Edinburg Jun 21 Thu 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. ESTAC 1.102
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
CITI Program
Driver Safety
Food Handler
Radiation Safety - Radiation Producing Devices (X-Ray devices)

*Dates, times and locations are subject to change.