Administration and Finance Focus

April 2009
January 2011
Employee Spotlight –
Alan Pfeiffer-Traum

Student Spotlight –
Ginger Unegbu

Events Calendar


Textbook Rental Program a Great Success

Cougar Card
Cougar Card offers New Mobile Service

Executive Chef Brent Gorman takes on an Apprentice for a Day

New Food Safety Specialist joins UH Team

Smoothie King gets a Makeover

Starbucks offers Bigger Drink Size

Mileage Rate Change

HUB Statistics

More Discounts from Today’s Business Solutions

Green UH
Campus Community Garden Gives Back

New Sustainability Course offered in Spring

UH goes Green with new Trash Bins

Fruit Trees: The Original Multi-Taskers

Parking and Transportation
New Bike Racks Installed

Plant Operations
Campus Landscape Improvements Continue

Policies and Procedures-
As the UH Policies and Procedures World Turns…

Public Safety-
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Event

Officers attend Additional Duty Safety Officer training

DPS Donates Bicycles to UH Auxiliary Services

Lost and Found Goes

Annual DPS Chili Cook Off

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Officers attend Additional Duty Safety Officer training

The University of Houston Department of Public Safety arranged with the State Office of Risk Management to conduct training for our security officers to aid them in their daily duties of looking for and eliminating unsafe conditions around campus. The first course administered was the Additional Duty Safety Officer Orientation (ADSO).

The ADSO responsibilities include:

• Assist in carrying out assigned duties and responsibilities for health and safety.

• Assist in making job safety a priority

• Preparation of Standard Operating Procedures and Safety Directives

• Assist in making inspections of physical conditions and work practices, and maintain a record of inspections.

• Assist in investigating mishaps, assist with required reports, and follow-up on action taken to prevent recurrence

The second course administered was Hazard Communication and Understanding Material Safety Data Sheets. This course dealt with the basics of dealing with chemicals. It went over the hazards of chemicals in the work area, interpreting information on warning labels, understanding material safety data sheets, protecting oneself and responding to emergencies involving chemicals.

These two courses highlighted in the minds of our security officers that it is their role to constantly be on the lookout for any unsafe condition they encounter and take prompt action to eliminate the unsafe condition in order to make the university as safe of a campus as possible.