UTMB Emergency Management Program:
Institutional Safety & Security Executive Committee

The Institutional Safety and Security (ISS) Executive Committee is the administrative component of the Institutional Command Team that ensures all needs are met. The ISS has over thirty members, all of whom are leaders of their areas/departments (e.g. President of UTMB, CEO of Health System, CFO, CIO, CTO, etc). The ISS meets quarterly to discuss the major topics in the diagram below, in addition to real incident review, exercise review, tracking major improvement activities from After-Action Reviews, presentations on key areas of interest, subcommittee reports, and general preparedness efforts. These meetings are facilitated by the department of Institutional Preparedness.

The ISS has several subcommittees that meet quarterly and report back at a higher, executive level to the ISS. These subcommittees address emergency preparedness, safety, security, and other critical needs of the institution. An organizational chart of these subcommittees is located on the right side of this page.

ISS Quarterly Topics

Additional Resources

ISS Charter

2023 Program Proposal - This proposal is based off of priority risks and potential gaps in current efforts.

Major Improvement Tracking - The ISS tracks major improvement plan items from all After-Action Reviews (AARs).

    ISS Subcommitteees
    ISS Subcommittee Mtg

    Chemical Incident Preparedness Subcommittee with representation from the National Weather Service and Galveston County Health District