EH&S Academy XXII

Monday, September 24, 2018 - Friday, September 28, 2018


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 second time the course has been offered with a nationwide audience!  

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. 

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.


$ 1,800 Early Registration (Ends September 14, 2018)
$ 2,000 Regular Registration (Ends September 19, 2018)

*Course fees include CEUs & lunch

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University of Texas Employees Only

The UT System is sponsoring a limited number of scholarships for this program. To apply, you must be a full-time Environmental Health & Safety employee of the University of Texas System and complete the form by clicking the below link and completing all form fields. Please do not register for the course until you receive the email communication confirming your acceptance and offering a discount code. A discount code will be emailed to you on acceptance for you to use at the time of registration.

UT Employee Applications


Group Discounts

Employer Based Group Discounts

The Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health is pleased to announce group registration discounts for the Environmental Health & Safety Academy! These discounts are available regardless of whether your employer will be paying for the program, or each employee will paying individually.

Please send one email with a list of full names and work-related email addresses of each employee that will be attending this course to to receive the discount code to apply at the time of registration. If you need to set the School up as a Vendor do also let us know at this time.


Number of Learners Early Registration Discount Price Per Person
1 person $1,800
2 people $1,700
3 people $1,600
4 people $1,500


Please note standard registration fees apply as of 09/03/2018

Course Dates, Time & Location
Course Dates
Mon 09/24/2018 - Fri 09/28/2018

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.

Lodging & Transportation

Hotel Group Rate:
Holiday Inn Houston S - NRG Area - Med Center
8111 Kirby Drive, Houston Texas 77054

Must Book by September 10, 2018!

Group rate: $119.00/night plus tax and applicable fees.

Group booking instructions regarding “UTHealth EHS Academy” guest reservations:

Please call Central Reservation at 1-866-644-0370 and provide the group block code “UHE” or guests may use the booking link provided below to book their reservations.

Booking Link: Please click on the booking link provided below and manually enter your arrival and departure date, group block dates will not automatically populate. The block code (UHE) will show under the booking dates to confirm that the guest are booking within that group block. Click on “check availability” to view room and rates. Discounted group rate will show as per contracted. If the rate provided is incorrect please contact the hotel directly.

Block Code: UHE

Booking Link: Click Here for online hotel reservation

Shuttle is available from hotel.
Please check with hotel staff before start day of class to secure shuttle drop-off and pick-up for the duration of course.

Airfare and other 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

Check out the rest of for Things to Do, Events, Restaurants, and Htown Nightlife!


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 September 3, 2018 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 12:00pm CST on Monday, September 17, 2018.

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.


Your Best Response 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:


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