The Environment Health & Safety Office was established to develop, promote and maintain a safe, healthy learning and working environment for the students, faculty, staff and visitors at the University of Texas at El Paso.

This is accomplished by identifying and evaluating health and safety risks on campus and recommending methods that will eliminate or abate those risks, assuring University compliance with applicable laws and regulations while also demonstrating UTEP's commitment to its stewardship responsibilities to the surrounding environment and population of the International border region it serves.

The energies of the Environmental Health and Safety staff are therefore focused on health and safety issues facing UTEP and meeting the compliance responsibilities of the campus.