Environmental Health & Safety Academy XXV Part I - Virtual Course

Monday, March 28, 2022 and Monday, April 4, 2022


About the Course
The Environmental Health & Safety Academy is a unique course designed to provide you with the skills needed to identify, evaluate and control workplace hazards, particularly those found in academic and research settings. Part I of this course will specifically focus on EHS program management topics that every health and safety professional should consider. Part II of this course, which will be offered separately in 2023 (due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation), will provide a breadth of information on the important hard science topics that are essential for the profession. This is the twenty-fifth time the course will be offered, and the second-ever virtually! 

Who Should Attend  
EH&S Academy 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 beneficial.


Reserve your spot for this online course at: $250.00

Registration is limited due to live, online sessions. Register today to ensure your spot!

  • Course fees include CEUs, access to course e-materials, and real-time review and Q&A sessions with instructors!
  • Group discounts available - see Groups Discounts section below
  • University of Texas Employees - see UT System scholarship section below

Registration Instructions:

  • Once you register using the button below, you will receive an email from Instructure Canvas entitled 'Course Enrollment.'
  • IMPORTANT: Before you click on the 'Get Started' link in the enrollment confirmation email, review this User Guide for Accessing Instructure Canvas.
  • Enrollment confirmation emails make take up to 30 minutes to reach your inbox.

Scholarship for UT System Employees

The University of Texas System is sponsoring a limited number of scholarships for this program.

Applicants must be a full-time employee of the University of Texas System with main work responsibilities in the areas of Environmental Health & Safety and/or Risk Management.

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 during online registration.
Note: UT System reviews applications to cover tuition of staff members directly involved in EHS or Risk Management at the respective University of Texas institution.

Click here to Apply-UT Employee Applications

Applicants must pass screening through UT System Office of Risk Management and cannot have taken this course previously, or must show need to re-take course. Your registration is not complete until you receive a confirmation email from SWCOEH staff. We look forward to learning with you!

Group Discounts

We are 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.

Using your university- or institution -issued email, please email swcoeh.ce@uth.tmc.edu with a list of full names and work-related email addresses of each employee that will be attending this course. A SWCOEH CE team member will reply to collect information, and on approval, issue a discount code to use during registration. If vendor set-up is needed for your institution, please inform us so that processing may take in a timely manner.

SWCOEH welcomes minority-serving institutions and equal-oriented institutions to apply!

Number of Learners

Price Per Person


1 person


Save on registration when registering more than one learner. Email us today!

2 people


$25 discount per learner = $50 in total savings!

3 people


$30 discount per learner = $90 in total savings!

4 people


$40 discount per learner = $160.00 in total savings!

5 people


$50 discount per learner = $250.00 in total savings!

6 or more


$60 discount per learner! Send 6 or more learners for incredible savings!

Registration Payment & Cancellation

Click here to view SWCOEH CE Refunds and Cancellations

Unless otherwise agreed in writing by email from the SWCOEH CE staff, full tuition must accompany each online registration to ensure your registration and placeholder for a course or event with the Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH).

Full tuition payment must be received by Wednesday, March 16, 2022.

Course Dates, Agenda, and Delivery Method
Course Dates: Monday, March 28, 2022 - Monday, April 4, 2022

Due to the ongoing pandemic and the precautionary measures to keep learners and instructors healthy and safe, the EH&S Academy will be virtual this year. The course is offered through a collaboration between the SWCOEH and Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management (SHERM) at UTHealth.

Part I of the course is offered in Spring 2022, and will review the following content:

Webex Session 1: Monday, March 28, 2022 from 9am-12pm CDT

9:00am - 9:25am

Introductions and Orientation

9:25am - 10:15am

Understanding How Universities Work

10:15am - 10:30am


10:30am - 11:00am

The 50 Questions Safety Professionals Should Be Able to Answer

11:00am - 11:30pm

EHS Client Satisfaction: Obtaining Feedback About Your Safety Program

11:30am – 12:00pm

Q&A Session I

Webex Session 2: Monday, April 4, 2022 from 9am-12pm CDT

9:00am - 9:45am

Compelling Display of EHS Metrics

9:45am - 10:15am

Logic Model: EHS Metrics that Matter: Inputs and Outcomes

10:15am - 10:30am


10:30am - 11:00am

Review of SHERM Annual Report

11:00am - 11:30pm

Professional Development

11:30am – 12:00pm

Q&A Session II

Course Format:
This course will be conducted online through the Instructure Canvas Learning Management System and Webex virtual meetings.

Each Monday, we will kick off the week by joining a live virtual presentation through Webex, which will include a review of the session agenda and the engagement in content by listening and participating in presentations with content experts, with the Q&A sessions to follow.

After the Monday session, learners will have access via Canvas to the recorded presentations and the Q&A discussion, along with the PDF of the presentations.

Canvas access will begin on Friday, March 25, 2022 and end on April 30, 2022.

Course Objectives

After participating in Part I of this training course, participants will be able to:


  • Outline how universities and research organizations function, including their basic characteristics;
  • Describe the intent and utility of the 50 questions to improve the safety staff's knowledge and safety awareness;
  • 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;
  • Discuss pathways of professional development, certification, and licensure for EH&S professionals.

Meet the Instructors

Vice President of Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management
(SHERM) at UTHealth;
Professor, Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health,
UTHealth School of Public Health

Scott Patlovich, DrPH, CIH, CBSP, CHMM, CPH
Assistant Vice President of Environmental Health & Safety,
SHERM at UTHealth

Michelle McDaniel, BS, CHES
Director, Continuing Education Program,
Southwest Center for Occupational & Environmental Health
UTHealth School of Public Health

Course Contacts

Issues or Questions? Please contact:


Registration, Payments and Receipts:
Silvia Santiago, Continuing Education Coordinator


Course Content and Instructure Canvas
Michelle McDaniel, Director of Continuing Education



Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Certificates of Attendance and CEUs will be awarded by SWCOEH.

ABIH® Diplomates may claim and apply CM credit for participation in this course. See http://www.abih.org/maintain-certification/cm-credit-education-events for more information.

Safety Professionals,
may claim and apply CEU credit for participation in this course. Please refer to your safety certification requirements at https://www.bcsp.org/

Other public health professionals may claim and apply CEU credit as applicable and allowed by their certification provider. Please refer to your certification provider for re-certification requirements.

Course participation will be monitored by SWCOEH as to meet CEU provider standards.

EH&S Academy XXV - Part II - Course Preview

EH&S Academy XXV-Part II will require additional registration and payment.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, EH&S Academy XXV will be hosted in two parts. Although not required to attend both parts of the course, we suggest attending parts I and II, and all sessions, as to gain the full breadth of knowledge this course has to offer!


Preview of EH&S Academy Part II (to be offered in 2023)

Part II of this training course will allow participants to:

  • 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
  • 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 and life safety, radiation, chemical and biological safety, and environmental protection programs
  • Choose the most appropriate strategies to maintain a safe work environment


Stay in Touch!

Join our IH & Safety mailing list to receive emails on SWCOEH CE program events and news, and announcements for the EH&S Academy Part II offered in 2023!

Part II of EH&S Academy, to be offered in 2023, will require additional course registration and payment.



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.
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. As of 2019, the SWCOEH has been officially approved as an affiliate of the NIOSH Total Worker Health program, strengthening a partnership spanning more than 40 years.

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 and worker well-being.

Contact us to discuss your training needs!

Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Continuing Education Program
1200 Pressler St., RAS West
Houston, TX 77030

CE group Email: swcoeh.ce@uth.tmc.edu


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