How do I contribute to the Environment of Care?
Any hospital, regardless of its size or location, faces
risks in the environment, including those associated with safety and security,
fire, hazardous materials and waste, medical equipment, and utility systems.
When staff are educated about the elements of a safe environment, they are more
likely to follow processes for identifying, reporting, and taking action on
What is UTMB's role in the realm of the Environment of Care?UTMB is committed to proactively minimizing risk to
patients, employees, students and visitors from known hazards or risks that may
exist in the physical environment or activities connected to its operations
and/or properties.What is UTMB’s latest on hazard communication?UTMB is adopting the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for
classification and labeling of chemicals for the hazard communication standard.
The two significant changes include the use of new chemical labeling elements
and a standardized format for Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), formerly known as,
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs). These new requirements will improve worker
understanding of hazards associated with chemicals in their workplace.