The mission of the Department of Safety Services is to promote a safe and healthy workplace, protect the environment, and assure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements at TTUHSC El Paso campus. To accomplish this mission, the Safety Services staff will emphasize responsive customer service in providing educational, technical, advisory, and operational support in the following key areas:
- Environmental Safety
- Fire & Life Safety
- Laboratory Safety
- Occupational Safety
- Radiation Safety
- Safety Education & Training
About the Department
The Safety Services Department is charged with the responsibility for providing the necessary support in the implementation of the various federal, state and locally required safety programs. Individual divisions within Safety Services have the responsibility for managing specific safety programs. Within TTUHSC El Paso, Unit Safety Officers (USO's) are appointed by the Department Head.
Each department shall be responsible for implementing and maintaining the various safety programs. It shall be the responsibility of the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Operations or his designee to coordinate these safety programs with the Director of Safety Services.
The Department of Safety Services is responsible for carrying out the overall safety policies established at TTUHSC El Paso. The department is structured to accomplish its responsibilities with six divisions.
- Calvin Shanks, Sr. Director Department of Safety Services
- Jose Melchor, Assistant Director
- Martha Quezada, Coordinator
- Jackie Lomeli – Unit Manager
- Richard Chacon – Sr. Safety Officer