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Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) is a recognized leader in championing worker safety and health as one of the Region VI OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers. TEEX is an agency of the Texas A&M University System, one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a statewide network of nine universities, seven state agencies, and a comprehensive health science center.
The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service has a long tradition of developing a skilled and trained workforce that enhances the public safety, security and economic growth of Texas and the nation through training, technical assistance, and technology transfer. For additional information on TEEX or the OTI Education Center, including a complete schedule of classes, visit www.teex.org.
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service is an internationally recognized leader in the delivery of emergency response and workforce training, exercises, technical assistance, and technology transfer. The center’s cadre of instructors includes some of the top experts in the field of safety, with real-world experience covering virtually every safety-related occupation. TEEX is headquartered in College Station, Texas, and conducts classes at TEEX facilities throughout the state of Texas, and at various locations throughout the five-state OSHA Region VI, which covers Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. TEEX also provides contract training to customers at locations worldwide.
Major safety and health training programs offered by TEEX include:
- OSHA Construction Industry Standards
- OSHA General Industry Standards
- OSHA Trainer Course in Construction
- OSHA Trainer Course in General Industry
- Hydrogen Sulfide Instructor Development
- Numerous OSHA Courses
- Other Environmental, Health and Safety Training
- Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Safety Training
- Certified Safety and Health Official® Program
TEEX OSHA Training Institute Education Center – Mesquite Campus
Mesquite, Texas Campus
TEEX’s main facility for environmental, health, and safety training is located in Mesquite, TX. The 32,000-square-foot training facility is served by the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and by Dallas Love Field. The spacious facility features modern classrooms with the latest technology and a large auditorium area. The 33-acre campus is used regularly to accommodate classes and training exercises that require truck-side equipment accessibility or outdoor settings and includes ample free parking.
San Antonio, Texas Campus
Located in southeast San Antonio, this 50,000 square foot facility offers generous classroom space for environmental, health, and safety classes and provides ample free parking.
College Station, Texas Area Campus
The state headquarters of the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) is located in College Station, TEEX and has extensive classroom and field training facilities in the area. These facilities include the Brayton Fire Field, Disaster City, and the TAMU Riverside Campus.
Certified Safety and Health Official® (CSHO)
More than 2,200 safety professionals hold the industry-recognized TEEX – Certified Safety and Health Official® (CSHO) credential, offered exclusively through TEEX. Many students attend training courses that will earn them a TEEX CSHO.
TEEX has two CSHO Tracks, Construction Industry and General Industry. Those wanting to specialize can earn CSHO Endorsements in Aviation, Electric Power, Environmental, Industrial Emergency Response, Oil & Gas, Transportation, and Wind Energy once they have earned their CSHO.
Both TEEX CSHOs are VA-Approved Programs at TEEX Training Facilities in Mesquite, TX, San Antonio, TX, Austin, TX, and Lafayette, LA.
The TEEX CSHO qualifies recipients for 18 college hours towards a fully-accredited Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Safety (AAS) through San Juan College, School of Energy in Farmington, NM. Students can continue earning a fully accredited Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences (BAAS) Degree and a Master’s Degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce. The San Juan College, School of Energy and Texas A&M University-Commerce degrees may be conveniently earned totally online. The Council on Certification of Health, Environmental, and Safety Technologists (CCHEST) also recognizes the TEEX-CSHO Program for one year of experience towards their OHST Certification Program. These two college degree plans are listed on the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) Web site as acceptable college degrees towards BCSP certification at www.bcsp.org.
In addition, Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX will award up to 36 hours of college credit toward a Bachelor’s of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) in Manufacturing and Industrial Management for those who earn the CSHO. Northwestern State University, in Natchitoches, Louisiana, will award up to 18 college hours toward three Bachelor of Science in Unified Public Service Administration degree programs. Those degree programs are Law Enforcement Administration, Fire and Emergency Services Administration, and Emergency Management Administration.