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 department’s 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 Alert’s specific service requirement(s) and implementation of the service vendor’s 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 department’s 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 “DDS Special Operations Plan for Emergency Relocation – Emergency Relocation Site Summary Form” Nov. 2013  
05/13/13 Safety Alert Directive Adherence to Correct Liquid Consistency for Individuals with Modified Diets
03/25/2011 Directive Thermostatic 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 department’s web site so they can be readily available to all constituents.
 
Food Recall Advisory  Seasonal Advisory
Date
Topic
Subject
Reissue Date
3/13/17 Winter Storm Advisory Winter Storm Advisory
12/12/16 Seasonal Advisory Holiday Fire Safety 
11/17/16 Product Recall Advisory Kidde Recall Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Due to Alarm Failure
9/26/16 Food Recall Advisory Recall Issued for Beef From MA Slaughterhouse sold on CT Farms and at Farmers' Markets
1/25/16 Food Recall Advisory Recall 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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