EH&S Academy XXI

Monday, August 28, 2017 - Friday, September 1, 2017


This course has been postponed and it will be rescheduled due to severe weather effecting the Gulf Coast area. 

About the Course
The Environmental Health & Safety Academy is a unique week-long course designed to provide you with the general skills needed to identify, evaluate and control workplace hazards, particularly those found in academic settings. This is the twenty first time the course has been offered.  

Who Should Attend  
The course is developed especially for health and safety professionals, particularly individuals charged with maintaining the health and safety of their faculty, staff, students, and visitors.  This course is helpful to anyone new to the health and safety field regardless of the industry. Experienced health and safety professionals new to the academic or government sector will find this course incredibly helpful. 

Course Dates, Time & Location
Course Dates
Mon 08/28/2017 - Fri 09/01/2017

Mon-Thurs 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am -12:00pm noon

UTHealth Operations Center Building (OCB)
1851 Crosspoint Ave.
Rio Grande Room 2.200 (2nd floor)
Houston, TX 77054

Parking Instructions:
Please park in Visitor Lot C only.
Parking is free for SWCOEH events at the UTHealth Operations Center Building, but restricted to Visitor Lot C. Visitor Lot C is slightly hidden. When entering the driveway, you will be facing north (towards downtown) and the OCB building will be on your left. Drive about 50 feet, past the parking spaces on your right, labeled Per Se' Parking Only. Drive beyond the speed bump and beyond the guard shack until you see an opening in the chain link fence on your right. Turn right into this opening. This fenced-in area is Visitor Lot C.

Agenda & Course Objectives

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Course Objectives
At the end of EH&S Academy training course, participants will be able to:

•Outline how universities and research organizations function, including their basic characteristics. •Summarize the basic knowledge and procedures associated with risk management and insurance, fire and life safety, radiation, chemical and biological safety and environmental protection programs.
•Develop key performance measures and metrics customized for their own safety program.
•Design and deliver the most appropriate strategies of presenting performance measures and metrics to key constituencies, including upper management and regulatory officials.
•Identify the most common safety compliance challenges encountered in practice.
•Choose the most appropriate strategies to prevent safety problems.
•Implement the following safety programs: risk management & insurance, fire & life safety, radiation, chemical and biological safety, and environmental protection programs.
•Choose the most appropriate strategies to maintain a safe work environment.


Your Best Reponse to a Changing World!

The Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH) supports research, education and outreach in occupational and environmental health. The SWCOEH is housed within the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences of the UTHealth School of Public Health and is under the leadership of Elaine Symanski, PhD who serves as Director.

The SWCOEH was established in 1977 as a NIOSH-funded Education and Research Center (ERC), now one of 18 ERCs in the nation. In 1985, the SWCOEH became a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Occupational Health.

The mission of the SWCOEH Continuing Education (CE) Program is to serve as a training resource for professionals and decision-makers in the occupational and environmental health fields by delivering specialized courses in response to current training needs. Our ultimate goal is to improve occupational and environmental health. Our core subject areas are occupational medicine, industrial hygiene, occupational safety, hazardous substances and materials and occupational health nursing. Contact us to discuss your training needs!

Contact Us

Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Continuing Education (CE) & Outreach Program
1200 Pressler St., RAS West, Ste. 1038
Houston, TX 77030

Michelle McDaniel - Continuing Education Coordinator (Mon-Fri)
Phone: 713-500-9447

Brenda Brown - Program
Coordinator (Tu-Th)
Phone: 713-500-9448

General CE Email:



$ 975 Early Registration (Ends July 1, 2017)
$ 1,175 Regular Registration

*Course fees include CEUs & lunch

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University of Texas Employees Only
UT System is sponsoring a limited number of scholarships for this program. To apply, you must complete the online form by clicking on the link below.

UT Employee Applications

Registration Payment & Cancellation Policy

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Full tuition must accompany each online registration to ensure your registration for a course or event with the Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH).

*Early Registration pricing, register and pay before term end date of July 1, 2017 to receive the early registration discount.

Regular Registration pricing, full tuition is due BEFORE start of the late registration term. Payment must be received by August 6, 2017.

Payment by credit card (online) is strongly encouraged for timely processing.

Mail checks to:
UTHealth School of Public Health
Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Attn: Continuing Education
1200 Pressler St., RAS West 1038
Houston, TX 77030


*Make check payable to SWCOEH. Please mail copy of eStatement with check payment. eStatement is emailed by registration system 10 minutes after online registration is completed.

Lodging & Transportation

Hotel Group Rate:

SpringHill Suites Houston Medical Center/NRG Park
$ 119.00 USD per night

Last day to book: 8/21/17

Book your group rate for EHS Academy

Airfare and car transportation will need to be arranged on your own. We are happy to make recommendations and help you navigate your way around though!

Helpful Links

Hotels (near NRG Park)

Houston Airports (William P. Hobby airport (HOU) is closest to course venue)

Travel Planning

About Houston

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