Texas A&M Health Science Center Office of Environmental Health and Safety was awarded with the CSHEMA Solutions at Work Award for the creation and implementation of the TAMHSC eduSafe mobile app.

Texas A&M Health Science Center Office of Environmental Health and Safety was awarded with the CSHEMA Solutions at Work Award for the creation and implementation of the TAMHSC eduSafe mobile app.

The Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) Office of Environmental Health and Safety received the Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association’s (CSHEMA) Solutions at Work Award during the 2014 CSHEMA national conference in Palm Springs, CA, for the development and implementation of the TAMHSC eduSafe mobile application.

Designed to encourage the development of programs that address and resolve specific safety problems at colleges and universities, the Solutions at Work Award is given to institutions that have successfully improved campus safety. Award criteria is based upon the problem addressed, the cost and method of implementation, the cost effectiveness, the scope of the program and the ease of applicability to other institutions.

The TAMHSC eduSafe app allows users to access emergency procedures without the hassle of consulting flipcharts, regardless of Wi-Fi or data connection. In addition to this feature, the app provides access to parking portals and maps, along with the ability to connect to campus security to request an escort or report safety or security concerns.

The TAMHSC eduSafe app is available for download through iTunes and Google Play and works on iPhones, iPads and Android devices. For more information on the TAMHSC eduSafe app, please visit: https://www.tamhsc.edu/edusafe/.

— Elizabeth Grimm

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