Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention
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Therese Long, MBA, CAE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OSAP: Please Heed Boil Water Alerts
ANNAPOLIS, MD — NOVEMBER 1, 2012 — With millions of Americans still coping with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, many of the affected areas are under boil water alerts. The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention is stressing how imperative it is that people in those areas heed the alerts to prevent the spread of disease and infection.
"We at OSAP are deeply saddened by the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy as it pummeled the East Coast and beyond,” said OSAP Chairman Leslie Grant DDS MSPA. "Water was and will continue to have a major impact on homes and businesses as a result of this horrible storm, and we want to reinforce the importance of following all safety procedures when it comes to boil water alerts.”
OSAP has free resources to help the dental community to ensure water used for dental treatments is safe. This resource is available at http://www.osap.org/?page=Issues_boilwater.
OSAP is also encouraging the dental community to support the American Dental Association's relief efforts by making a donation to the ADA Foundation, attention "Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts.” Information is available at http://www.ada.org.
For the latest infection control information, guidelines and resources, visit www.OSAP.org.
The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention is the world's leading membership association exclusively dedicated to preventing disease transmission and ensuring the safe delivery of oral healthcare for all. As a non-profit organization, OSAP helps dental practitioners close the gap between policy and practice. Its members include dental and other healthcare professionals, consultants, researchers and non-governmental organizations, manufacturing and distribution companies, policy makers and academia. For more information, visit www.OSAP.org.