UNTHSC Environmental Health and Safety Office

We foster a safe and secure campus in a healthy learning environment where students, faculty, staff, and guests can thrive. The Safety Office administers multiple programs including management of Radiological and Biosafety, Hazardous Materials, and the Emergency Management Program. We also provide services such as ergonomic assessments, indoor air quality assessments, and emergency planning assistance for events.


UNTHSC Chemical Safety Manual provide all HSC employees, students, and visitors with an institution approved set of guidelines and procedures for the safe procurement, storage, use, and disposal of hazardous chemicals. “Hazardous chemicals” or “chemical” refers to an element, compound, or mixture of elements or compounds that are a physical or health hazard as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. The scope of this document is to provide a set of guidelines and best practices that apply to all HSC employees and students who handle, store, or dispose of hazardous chemicals and hazardous waste.


Hazardous Waste Removal

*NEW* COVID-19 Course Available on CITI for all UNTHSC Researchers

UNTHSC has added a new CITI course to our program, titled, “COVID-19: Back to Campus (Fall 2020)”. This complementary course has been launched to train researchers/faculty, staff, and students on COVID-19 safety for their return to campus. Please note that this course/training is voluntary, and available to interested individuals at UNTHSC – it is not required that researchers complete this. However, individuals interested in completing this course will need to do so by midnight September 30, 2020 (the course will close October 1, 2020).

A reminder that you must have a CITI Program account to access this course. Please click the following link to access the CITI Website. For additional information/instructions on accessing the course, please click here.

(UNTHSC contributed towards the development of this course. In addition to UNTHSC, other contributors include: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Yale University, and Northwestern University.)

Alert Information

The UNTHSC utilizes multiple forms of communication to notify the campus community of an emergency and provide appropriate instruction. The links below provide information on each of these methods of communication, and how to receive alerts where applicable.

Emergency Contact

If you are experiencing an emergency please call the UNTHSC Police Department Emergency Number 817-735-2600 or ext. 2600 from a campus phone.

Concerning Behavior

The UNTHSC cares about the students, faculty, staff, and guests’ well being, takes an active role in offering services to assist those in need, educates the campus community on how to recognize concerning behavior, and suggests potential actions to take when confronted with concerning behavior. To learn more visit the Behavioral Health/Concerning Behavior website.

Contact us 

        Phone 817 -735 -2245

        Email : safety@unthsc.edu



For more information  regarding Right to know training and Blood Borne Pathogen Training please reach out to Institutional Compliance Office 

                                         1. Right to Know: Hazard Communication Training    
                                          2. Blood borne Pathogen Training

For more information  regarding Biosafety training and Radiation Safety training please ]send an email to Maya Nair, RSO – Maya.nair@unthsc.edu

                                      1 Biological safety training 
                                      2. Radiation Safety Training


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This page was last modified on October 28, 2020