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Aerosol Transmissible Diseases

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Learning Objectives:

  • List the characteristics of aerosols that might be encountered in your work setting.
  • Identify agents that require compliance with the Aerosol Transmissible Diseases Standard.
  • Recognize high hazard or aerosol generating procedures that you might perform in your workplace.
  • Recall the proper procedures for disposing of waste contaminated with aerosol transmissible pathogens.
  • Identify the steps you should take if you experience an exposure incident.
  • Locate where you can go if you need to seek medical treatment for an exposure incident

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Required for personnel who work in a laboratory that performs procedures with materials that contain or are reasonably anticipated to contain aerosol transmissible pathogens covered under the Cal/OSHA Aerosol Transmissible Diseases Standard. The course is required to be taken once every three years with review of the laboratory-specific ATD Exposure Control Plan, and retraining is required annually by using the laboratory-specific ATD Exposure Control Plan.