2012 Higher Education Risk Management Conference - Speakers Biography
Assistant Vice President for Environmental Health and Safety
The University of Texas at El Paso
Robert Moss is the Assistant Vice President for Environmental Health and Safety at The University of Texas at El Paso. Robert has been employed by UTEP's EH&S office for nearly 20 years. Prior to working at UTEP, Robert worked with an industrial hygiene engineering firm specializing in Asbestos Consulting, Indoor Air Quality and Occupational Health assessments at Maquiladora manufacturing plants in the Border region. He describes himself as a bit of an Environmental Engineering geek whose passion is net-zero energy sustainability through engineering design. As an example to show how far this passion goes, there are actually two hybrid cars in his family's driveway and he self-designed and built two Photovoltaic solar systems at his home that often feed energy back into the utility grid. He is living his environmental dream when he gets a credit gain on his electrical bill from his electric utility. At UTEP additional responsibilities outside of EH&S include mentoring senior and graduate engineering students in their engineering design practicum and serving on the campus Green Fund committee. Within EH&S Mr. Moss directly oversees a staff of 15 full time employees and 4 student workers. His program responsibilities include radiation safety, industrial hygiene, asbestos management, workers compensation, lab safety, fire safety, hazardous waste management, property risk, and reluctantly, even animal control.