Safety, Health, Environment, and Risk Management

EHS Main Office 713.500.8100
For Emergencies dial 911.  EHS Hotline 713.500.5832

Campus Safety
Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management’s (SHERM) mission is to work in conjunction with the UTHealth community to ensure that education, research, and health care service activities take place in conditions that are optimally safe and healthy for all students, faculty, staff, visitors, surrounding community and the general public.

Put simply, we exist to help people go home as healthy and safe as they arrived.

Our main office is located at the Operations Center Building (OCB 1.330) and we can be reached at 713.500.8100 or Fax 713.500.8111.

New GHS training

New safety training is now available through our online and classroom training courses.  New for 2014, the Global Harmonized System (GHS) has been recently adopted by OSHA under 29 CFR 1910.1200 (Hazard Communication Standard).  The GHS is a system for standardizing and harmonizing the classification and labeling of chemicals.

Under the GHS system, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) have now been replaced by Safety Data Sheets (SDS).  SDS are available to all UTHealth personnel and can be found on CHEMWATCH or by contacting EHS at 713.500.5832.

For more information please select the link.



Red vs Blue

Throughout UTHealth there are two different types of emergency pull stations, one colored red and one blue. The difference between these two devices goes beyond their color. The most common device is the red pull station, used to alert building occupants and the Houston Fire Department (HFD) in the event of a fire. The blue pull station, perhaps less well known, is used to alert the University of Texas Police Department (UTPD) when a situation requires police intervention.  For more info hit the link.

Safety Orientation Video

SHERM is pleased to announce a brand new Safety Video.  This is our new Safety Orientation Video that will be viewed by all new employee's during orientation.  In this video we take a comprehensive look at all the potential hazards that we have on our campus, where to find safety information, and what to do in case of a fire.  If it's been awhile since you've been to orientation take a look at our updated video, Dr. Emery actually blinks his eyes this time.

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Online trainingInitial Basic Laboratory and Clinical Safety Training
 Every Monday* at 1:30 pm
UCT 1505C

*Unless University is closed

Online TrainingAnnual Laboratory & Bloodborne Pathogens Training
Online only

Basic Radiation Safety Training

January 22 & 23, 2014
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CYF G.102


Infectious Shipping Training

February 13, 2014
2:00-3:30 pm
CYF G.102

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[UTPhysicians Training]
Questions regarding training?
Contact Stephen David
at x-5858 or contact our main office at x-8100

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