Environmental Health & Safety Academy XXV - Part 2 - Online course

Monday, March 27, 2023 - Friday, April 10, 2023


New attendees are welcome!  Participation in Part I (held in spring 2022) is not required to enroll in this course.


About the Course
The Environmental Health & Safety Academy is a unique course designed to provide you with the general skills needed to identify, evaluate and control workplace hazards, particularly those found in academic and research settings. This is the 25th time the course has been offered, and the first virtual offering!

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 beneficial.



Reserve your spot for this online course at: $425.00

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

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Course Objectives

Course Objectives

At the end of EH&S Academy training course, participants will be able 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 & life safety, radiation, chemical and biological safety, and environmental protection programs
  • Choose the most appropriate strategies to maintain a safe work environment


Course Dates, Agenda, and Delivery Method

Course Dates: Monday, March 27, 2023 - April 10, 2023

The course is offered through a collaboration between the SWCOEH and Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management (SHERM) at UTHealth

Webex Session 1: Monday, March 27, 2023, from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT

9:00-9:15 Welcome, Introductions, Course Objectives

Dr. Robert Emery

Dr. Scott Patlovich

9:15-10:15 Risk Management and Insurance Basics and How it Relates to EHS Mr. Bryan Evans
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:45 Fire and Life Safety Basics Mr. Snehal Rana
11:45-1:00 Occupational Safety Basics Mr. Snehal Rana

Webex Session 2: Monday, April 3, 2023, from 9:00AM - 1:00PM CDT


9:00-9:15 Asynchronous course content review – Q&A

Mr. Bryan Evans

Mr. Snehal Rana

9:15-10:45 Chemical Safety Basics Dr. Will Bryan
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-11:30 Occupational Health Programs Dr. Brett Perkison
11:30-1:00 Hazardous Waste Management Basics Mr. Alan Lucas


Webex Session 3: Monday, April 10, 2023, from 9:00AM- 1:00PM CDT


9:00-9:15 Asynchronous course content review – Q&A Dr. Will Bryan
Mr. Robert Plant
Mr. Alan Lucas
9:15-10:45 Biological Safety Basics Dr. Kristin King
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-11:30 Basic Ergonomics Assessments Mr. Robert Plant
11:30-1:00 Radiation Safety Basics Dr. Janet Gutierrez

Couse 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, online discussion forum with the respective weeks' content experts to review the agenda, overview weekly content, and enjoy a Q&A session with the experts and your peers! Learners will have one week to review each section in Canvas in preparation for the next live Webex review and Q&A session.

After registration and payment is confirmed, you will receive an email confirmation with a link to the Instructure Canvas system and more details. Please save this instructional email.

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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.

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 pay for the program or whether each employee will pay individually.

Please send one email from your institutional email 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.

Contact us at swcoeh.ce@uth.tmc.edu

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

SWCOEH welcomes equal-oriented institutions to apply!

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Certificates of Attendance and CEUs will be awarded by SWCOEH.

Certified Public Health (CPH): This CPH activity: Environmental Health and Safety Academy Training Course, has been approved. Up to 1.0 CPH Recertification Credits may be earned at this event. Visit

CPH Activity Finder to review the activity and contact info@nbphe.org with any questions.


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/

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

Registration Payment & Cancellation

Click here to view SWCOEH CE Refunds and Cancellations

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 must be received by Friday, March 24, 2023.


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 worker well-being.

Contact us to discuss your training needs!

Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health Continuing Education (CE) & Outreach Program
1200 Pressler St., RAS W1038
Houston, TX 77030

Silvia Santiago - Continuing Education

Serena Holguin - Director, Continuing Education Programs

Email: Serena.Holguin@uth.tmc.edu

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