Texas Tech University

Ruben Chavez

Senior Safety Officer
Radiation Safety

Email: ruben.chavez@ttu.edu

Phone: 806-834-4128

Ruben is a Lubbock local. He attended Lubbock ISD schools and graduated from Estacado High School. He received a degree from South Plains College. Ruben joined the United States Army in 1991 and is a Combat Veteran having served in Somalia. He has worked for Environmental Health & Safety for 20 years as a Safety Officer. He currently serves as the university's Laser Safety Officer (LSO) and sits on the Radiation & Laser Safety Committee. Ruben is currently married has three children. 

Ruben Chavez, Senior Safety Officer

Service Foci

  • Laser Safety Officer
  • Radiation Safety Specialist
  • Radiation Waste Management
  • Radiation Dosimetry Program
  • Public Dose Assessments
  • Calibration of Radiation Equipment

Education & Certifications

  • South Plains College
  • Laser Safety Officer Certification
  • Hazardous Materials Operator 

Other Texas Tech & Community Involvement

  • Member of the Radiation and Laser Safety Committee
  • Radiation and Laser Safety Training
  • Texas Notary
  • Lubbock Cooper ISD Ambassador
  • Lubbock High School Booster Club member
  • Lubbock Cooper ISD Booster Club member
  • Knights of Columbus, Holy Spirit Catholic Church

Environmental Health & Safety