Welcome to Environmental Health & Safety (EHS), a component of Business Operations & Facilities (BOF) at UTMB Health.  The EHS Team of safety, health, and environmental professionals work to protect the health & safety of faculty, staff, students, patients, and visitors at UTMB as well as ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.

EHS Programs



After hours:  call 409-772-1011

(ask for EHS on-call person)

Business Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Holiday Schedule

Environmental Health & Safety observes
the Campus Holiday Schedule FY24


Materials Management
   Warehouse (bldg. #28) 
1302 Mechanic St.
Room #2.112
Galveston, TX 

Mailing Address

301 University Blvd,
Galveston, TX 


It is our vision to become a recognized national leader and innovator in campus environmental health and safety providing world class services.


The mission of EHS is to work with our customers to provide a workplace free of recognized hazards in support of the UTMB mission to improve health for the people of Texas and around the world.


  • Integrity: Saying what we are going to do, and doing what we say
  • Accountability: Holding ourselves and each other accountable for our responsibilities and achieving our goals
  • Commitment: To protect the health and safety of our patients, employees, the public, and the environment
  • Collaboration: Developing strategic partnerships that foster cooperation and collaboration
  • Personifying excellence: Highest level of expertise, competence, and professionalism of our staff.
  • Quality: Going beyond regulatory "compliance" and aiming for best-in-class
  • Environmental Stewardship: Taking the lead to protect the environment and preserve our natural resources

EHS Accolades

  • 2022-2023 Susan Harwood Training Grant SH-39148-SH2 Recipient: Respiratory Protection Program & Infectious Disease Pandemic Preparedness
  • 2022 "Subpart P Pharmaceutical Waste Regulatory Changes and Waste Management for Texas Department of Criminal Justice" presentation at the College & University Hazardous Materials Management Conference: Meagan Thibodaux
  • 2022 "Managing a Respiratory Protection Program During the COVID-19 Pandemic" presentation at the College & University Hazardous Materials Management Conference: JeT Newton & Will Pate
  • 2019 Peer Audit of the University of Texas at Arlington Fire & Life Safety Program 
  • 2017 "Emergency Preparedness and Response to Biological Threats" Seminar - Corrie Ntiforo & JeT Newton
  • 2017 "UTMB Biological Safety and IBTC Ebola Response Dallas" presentation - Corrie Ntiforo & JeT Newton
  • 2016 "Hazardous Materials Clean Up and Management After a Detrimental Natural Disaster presentation" presentation at the College & University Hazardous Material Management Conference: Sergio Garcia & Meagan Thibodaux
  • 2016 "Ebola Waste Management" presentation at the UT System Risk Management Conference presentation: Jack Tarpley
  • 2016 Peer Audit of the National University of Singapore Radiation Safety Program
  • 2013 Peer Audit of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Radiation Safety Program