The Radiation & Occupational Safety (ROccS) Program works to ensure UTMB employees, students, patients, and visitors are free from recognized safety & health hazards. ROccS works to ensure that UTMB is in compliance with regulations and recommendations for the use of radioactive materials, X-rays, other radiation devices and lasers. ROccS also provides resources and consultation related to occupational safety
issues to ensure a safe work environment for UTMB employees, visitors
and staff. Services include but are not limited to chemical safety,
hazard exposure monitoring (chemical, noise, etc.), hazard communication
act training, respirator fit testing, and food safety inspections. The program supports the Radiation Safety Committee, Radioactive Drug Research Committee, Chemical Safety Committee and has representation on the General Safety Committee and subcommittees of the Environment of Care.