About the UTMB Construction & Industrial Safety Programs
Construction activities are considered some of the most hazardous occupational activities. As a rapidly-growing academic medical center, UTMB has several construction projects ongoing in various stages at any one time. Active projects can range from small renovations handled by In-House Construction to new building construction. EHS staff work closely with the design team & project managers to ensure the safe, timely, and on-budget completion of construction projects.
As a large academic medical center, UTMB's Galveston Campus is
essentially a small city within the City of Galveston. Combined with operations at each of our
regional hospital campuses, there is a lot of complexity and support
activities that go into keeping UTMB functioning. From electrical
cogeneration (combined heat & power) facilities to a medical waste
incinerator, many industrial-type activities are present across our
campuses. UTMB's Industrial Safety Program works to create systems and
processes designed to ensure the safety of UTMB employees and
contractors involved in operating and maintaining these complex systems.