Environmental Health & Safety Academy XXVI

 Monday, October 23, 2023 - Friday, October 27, 2023       



 Now we are back in person! New practical, hands-on activities!



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-sixth time the course has been offered. Now we are back in person! New practical, hands-on activities will take place this year.

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. 





Early registration discount cannot be combined with group discounts. Please contact us at swcoeh.ce@uth.tmc.edu for assistance with early individual registration and group registrations. Discount code needs to be entered at time of registration and will be provided by SWCOEH staff. Email swcoeh.ce@uth.tmc.edu with request.

  • Reserve your spot for the 4.5 day course at: $ 2,200.00 (standard registration as of October 10)
  • Group discounts available (see below Groups Discounts section for details)
  • UT System Scholarships available (see below UT System scholarship section)
  • Course fees include CEUs, lunch, refreshments and access to course e-materials
  • New practical, hands-on activities

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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 from your institution with a list of full names and work-related email addresses of each employee that will be attending this course to swcoeh.ce@uth.tmc.edu. A SWCOEH CE team member will reply with the discount code to apply at the time of registration.

If you need to set up UTHealth as a Vendor for your institution do also let us know at this time.


Number of Learners Price Per Person Savings
1 person $2200.00
(individual registration -standard fee)
2 people $2000.00 each $200 discount per learner = $400 in total savings!
3 people $1,900.00 each $300 discount per learner = $900 in total savings!
4 people $1,800.00 each $400 discount per learner = $1600 in total savings!



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.

Scholarship for UT System Employees

University of Texas System Employees


The UT 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 at the time of registration.

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. SWCOEH does not make any decisions on applicant status. Please contact us at swcoeh.ce@uth.tmc.edu if you have any questions. Your registration is not complete until you receive a confirmation email from SWCOEH staff.

Lodging & Transportation

Hotel Group Rate:

SpringHill Suites Houston Medical Center/NRG Park
1400 Old Spanish Trail
Houston, TX 77054

Must Book by October 19, 2023


Group rate: $129 per night plus tax and applicable fees.

Booking Link: Click here for online hotel reservation


Shuttle is available from hotel. The shuttle runs every 45 minutes from 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM from the hotel. After 12 noon, arrangements need to be made with the hotel for pick-up.

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 visithoustontexas.com for Things to Do, Events, Restaurants, and Htown Nightlife!


Course Dates, Time & Location
Course Dates
10/23/2023 - 10/27/2023

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

OCB Parking areas, there will no longer be any “free” visitor parking. The visitor parking rates are shown in the table below.


0:00 min -0:30 min


0:31 min -1 hour


1 hour - 2 hours


2 hours - 3 hours


3 hours - 4 hours


4 hours - 24 hours


Lost Ticket


Visitors, please be prepared to pay at the parking machines by cash or credit card upon leaving the visitor parking areas. Parking vouchers will be provided to program agenda producers and guest speakers in exchange for their service to SWCOEH CE program events. We thank you for your continued support and attendance.

OCB Building Logistics - Wayfinding to Rio Grande Room 2.200 (2nd floor)

UTHealth SWCOEH event visitors, please bring a current form of legal identification to sign-in with security at reception. UTHealth employees and students should wear UTHealth badge.

Enter at the front of the building that is facing Crosspoint Avenue. After leaving the security reception area, walk left down hallway, walk left to elevator, and take elevator to 2nd floor. Exit elevator and the Rio Grande Room is to the left around the corner, Room 2.200. Please sign-in at the event check-in desk to confirm attendance.

Registration Payment & Cancellation Policy

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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).

Registration pricing, full tuition payment is due before first day of class. Payment must be received by 12:00pm CST on Friday, October 20, 2023. 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: SWCOEH Continuing Education Program
1200 Pressler St., RAS West 1014
Houston, TX 77030


*Make check payable to SWCOEH. Please mail copy of eStatement with check payment. eStatement is emailed by registration system shortly after e-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 funded by Grant #T42OH008421. This ERC grant is under the leadership of David Gimeno, PhD and Jooyeon Hwang, PhD, MS, who serves as ERC Director and Deputy 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)
1200 Pressler St., RAS West, Ste. 1038
Houston, TX 77030

Serena Holguin, Continuing Education, Director (Mon-Fri)

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


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