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

EHSRM Safety Alerts

EHSRM Safety Alerts are meant to provide guidance on UTRGV safety compliance issues that may have been observed.

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. You may also sign-up or view training session pictures

Classroom Training Sessions
Subject Campus Date* Day Time* Building
12-15 Passenger Van
New! Edinburg Nov 19 Tue 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. EEHSB 104
Arc Flash Awareness
Edinburg Nov 12 Tue 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. EASFC Breakroom
Animal Care Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) / Biological Safety Refresher
New! Brownsville Oct 22 Tue 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. BINAB 1.213
Asbestos Awareness
Edinburg Jul 18 Wed 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. EASFC Breakroom
Back Safety
New! Edinburg Sep 26 Thu 1:15 - 2:15 p.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
Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3)
Edinburg Sep 26 Thu 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EEHSB 104
Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP)
Harlingen Sep 14 Fri 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. HCEBL 1.132
Child Protection Training
TBD
Clinical Safety Orientation
New! Brownsville Oct 21 Mon 10:55 a.m. - 1:35 p.m. BLHSB 1.208
Construction Project Requirements
Edinburg Jan 28 Mon 12:00 - 1:30 pm EEHSB 104
CPR / AED (American Heart Association Basic Life Support - RGV CPR)
New! Edinburg Apr 10 Wed 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. EEHSB 104
Crowd Control
New! Brownsville Dec 11 Wed 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. BINAB 1.206
Custodian Safety
New! Edinburg Apr 9 Mon 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. EEHSB 104
Custodian Safety (Night shift)
TBD
Ergonomics
Edinburg Oct 24 Thu 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. EEHSB 104
Evacuation Assistant / Fire Extinguisher
Edinburg Nov 20 Wed 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. EEHSB 104
Brownsville Nov 25 Mon 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. BINAB 1.206
Brownsville Dec 3 Tue 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. BINAB 1.220
Edinburg Dec 4 Wed 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. EEHSB 104
Facilities New Employee Safety Orientation
Edinburg Nov 22 Fri 8:30 - 10:00 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 / Ladder Safety
New! Edinburg Dec 3 Tue 6:15 - 7:45 p.m. EASFC Breakroom
New! Brownsville Dec 10 Tue 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. BINAB 1.206
New! Edinburg Dec 13 Fri 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. EASFC Breakroom
New! Brownsville Dec 17 Tue 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. BINAB 1.206
First Aid / CPR / AED
Brownsville Nov 20 Wed 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. BLHSB 2.604
Edinburg Dec 10 Tue 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  EEHSB 104
Edinburg Dec 16 Mon 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EEHSB 104
Brownsville Dec 18 Wed 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. BLHSB 2.604
First Aid / CPR / AED (American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver - RGV CPR)
New! Brownsville Oct 28 Mon 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. BLHSB 2.604
Fire Extinguisher
Edinburg Sep 7 Sat 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. EIEAB 1.206
Fire Safety (Student Organizations)
New! Edinburg Sep 29 Sat 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. ESCNE 1.603
Forklift Operator Training
Edinburg Nov 8 Fri 8:00 - 12:00 p.m. ECESS 1.235
Groundskeeping Safety
TBD
Hazard Communication for Non-Lab Personnel
Updated Brownsville Oct 29 Tue 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. BINAB 1.220
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.
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in an Institutional Environment
Brownsville Dec 5 Wed 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. BLHSB 1.104
Laboratory Safety / Hazard Communication Training
Brownsville Aug 20 Tue 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. BLHSB 2.804
Laboratory Safety for Minors
[For Marine Science
Teen Camp]
South Padre Jul 29 Mon 11:30 - 1:00 p.m. Coastal Studies Lab
Ladder Safety and Facilities Hazard Communication
Brownsville Apr 11 Wed 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. BASFC Lg. Conf.
Laser Safety
Edinburg Sep 12 Thu 11:00 - 12:30 p.m. EEHSB 104
Lift Operator Training (for Scissor, Boom or Aerial Lift)
New! Brownsville Nov 1 Fri 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. BASFC Conf Rm
Lock Out/Tag Out , PPE, Pinch Points
New! Edinburg Oct 17 Thu 7:45 - 9:15 a.m. EASFC Breakroom
Mercury Spill Response
Edinburg Jul 23 Tue 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. EEHSB 104
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
OSHA 10-Hour Construction
Edinburg Apr 16 Tue 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. EEHSB 104
Radiation Safety - Radioactive Materials
New! Edinburg Feb 7 Thu 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. ESCNE 1.604
Respiratory Protection Awareness (for Art department)
TBD
Rocket Safety Training
TBD
Stop The Bleed Training
Edinburg Dec 3 Tue 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. EEHSB 104
Edinburg Dec 3 Tue 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. EEHSB 104
New! Brownsville Dec 5 Thu 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. BINAB 1.213
New! Brownsville Jan 9 Thu 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. BINAB 1.213
Supervisor Series EHSRM
Brownsville Feb 22 Thursday 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Salon Cassia 2.402
UTS 157 Training
Canceled Brownsville Dec 19 Wed Canceled Canceled
Workers’ Compensation Insurance Refresher
New! Edinburg Oct 24 Thu 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. EEHSB 104
To register for any of the above training sessions, visit www.utrgv.edu/training.

*Dates, times and locations are subject to change.