The Cal/OSHA Aerosol Transmissible Diseases (ATD) standard was passed by the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board on May 21, 2009. It took effect in Summer 2010 in California workplaces such as hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, prisons, homeless shelters, clinics, medical offices, drug treatment programs, and laboratories. It will also cover paramedics and other emergency medical service providers. Effective September 1, 2010, employers are required to provide a powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) in specific settings and conditions.
This 2-day course covers information essential to controlling aerosol transmissible disease risks and complying with this standard including: exposure control programs; engineering and work practice controls; respirators and training and includes an update after 1 1/2 years experience with the standard and the new respirator requirements.
The ATD (Aerosol Transmissible Disease) Symposium will be held in Downtown LA, on April 5-6. For more details, see: http://www.ph.ucla.edu/erc/atd-04-11.htm