Revised on
12/22/15 10:40am

Aerosol Transmissible Diseases

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Each laboratory that works with any of the agents specified in Appendix D of the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards board Title 8, section 5199 must develop a biosafety plan.  The Biosafety Plan must include the required information in sufficient detail to provide a useful training document for laboratory employees and students.  This Biosafety Plan must describe the procedures and measures to establish, implement and maintain an effective program to minimize research laboratory employee exposure to Aerosol Transmitted Pathogens – Laboratory (ATPs-L).

Completion and adoption of the biosafefety plan does not substitute for obtaining a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) from the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) that authorizes the possession, storage, transfer, and use of the biohazardous materials noted in a biosafety plan.  Further, completion and annual update of a biosafety plan is a prerequisite for securing and maintaining IBC approval of your BUA.

Please include the completed ATP-L biosafety plan with your new or renewal Biological Use Authorization Application.  If you have completed the ATP-L biosafety plan separately, please e-mail the completed plan to