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Additional Duty Safety Officer

The ADSO program at Texas State University is designed to help the University to maintain a safe working environment for all employees and students.
Its primary goal of the program is to identify potential hazards and get them corrected before an accident can occur that may result in injury. Other functions include but are not limited to the following:

• Act as a point of contact
• Aid in investigation of accidents that do occur
• Communicate safety concerns to and from Environmental Health Safety & Risk Management office.

Excerpt from UPPS No. 04.04.43 "Workers' Compensation Injuries, Illnesses and Claims"

02.06  Additional Duty Safety Officers (ADSO): Department heads appoint these persons in accordance with UPPS No. 04.05.01, Risk Management and Employee Safety and Health Program to assist in administering this program.  Their responsibilities include:

  • serving as a point of contact with the Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Managment Office;
  • reviewing incidents and helping supervisors complete incident reports;
  • facilitating investigation of the incident; and
  • making recomendations for preventing similar incidents.

Excerpt from "Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management Program"


04.01 Additional duty safety officers (ADSOs) are appointed in appropriate departments and divisions to assist the administrators in those areas in complying with the Environmental, Health & Safety Program. Each department’s ADSO serves as a point of contact to the EHSRM Office.  Department heads will appoint an ADSO for their department or area for each fiscal year and will notify EHSRM of their appointee. Refer to UPPS No. 04.04.43, Workers' Compensation Injuries, Illnesses, and Claims, for additional ADSO duties associated with such claims.

04.02 This is a list of appointed ADSO’s. Departments not listed may also appoint an ADSO to assist in maintaining a safe and healthy work environment. The EHSRM Office will coordinate additional appointments.

04.03 The appointed division or department ADSO will receive program guidance and assistance from the EHSRM Office. ADSO’s should attend an ADSO orientation conducted periodically by the EHSRM.


pdf iconADSO_2014-5 : ADSO Listing(PDF, 71.9 KB)
pdf iconEmergency Action Plan : EAP Training(PDF, 711.2 KB)

Includes instructions on how emergencies are reported, types of emergencies, how to report emergencies, severe weather actions, escape and evacuation information.