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ALERTS & ADVISORIES
 
 
 
 
 
 

Safety Alerts (Active)
 
The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) issues, and may reissue Safety Alerts to both private and public service vendors to apprise them of potential health concerns and safety hazards.

Private and public service vendors are required to develop a tracking system to assure existing and new personnel have read and signed that they have reviewed the departmentís active Safety Alerts.  Service vendors are also required to assure adherence to any specific service requirement(s) identified by the department in each active Safety Alert.  Documentation of adherence to an active Safety Alertís specific service requirement(s) and implementation of the service vendorís tracking system will be reviewed during quality reviews of the service agency.

In addition to being sent to all private and public service vendors, Safety Alerts will be posted on the departmentís web site so they can be readily available to all constituents
 
Date
 
Topic
 
Subject
 
Reissue Date
12/3/13 Safety Alert Ongoing problem of bed bug infestations across the United States  
11/5/13
 
 
 
Safety Alert Directive
 
 
Required Revisions to the ďDDS Special Operations Plan for Emergency Relocation Ė Emergency Relocation Site Summary FormĒ Nov. 2013  
05/13/13 Safety Alert Directive Adherence to Correct Liquid Consistency for Individuals with Modified Diets  
03/25/2011 Directive Thermastatic Mixing Valves Installation  
12/20/10 Safety Alert Carbon Monoxide Informational Sheet  
05/24/10 Safety Alert Bathing and Personal Care 05/13/10
09/12/08 Safety Alert LifePak CR Plus Automated External Defibrillators- Recall  
04/04/07
Informational
 
02/10/06
Informational
 
01/11/06
Informational
 
09/29/05
Informational
 
04/18/05
Informational
 
03/28/05
 
Product
 
 
 
12/27/04
Informational
 
09/23/04
Informational Amusement Ride Supervision  
06/09/04
Informational
 
05/23/02
Informational
 
 
 
 
 

Advisories (Active)
 
The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) frequently issues Advisories to both private and public service vendors on a variety of health, safety, and emergency preparedness informational topics.  Service vendors may use these Advisories to enhance their service capacity.  Service administrators should pass along active Advisory information, along with any specific directions for action, to the appropriate staff and consumers.  In addition to being sent to all private and public service vendors, active Advisories will be posted on the departmentís web site so they can be readily available to all constituents.
 
Food Recall Advisory  Seasonal Advisory
Date
 
Topic
 
Subject
 
Reissue Date
3/13/17Winter Storm AdvisoryWinter Storm Advisory 
12/12/16Seasonal Advisory Holiday Fire Safety   
11/17/16Product Recall AdvisoryKidde Recall Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Due to Alarm Failure 
9/26/16Food Recall AdvisoryRecall Issued for Beef From MA Slaughterhouse sold on CT Farms and at Farmers' Markets 
1/25/16Food Recall AdvisoryRecall of All Dole-Branded and Private Label Packaged Salads Processed at Their Springfield Ohio Facility 
Seasonal/Summer
Seasonal
Advisory
Summer Hurricane Season 2015 6/23/2016
 
 
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