The Cal/ OSHA Aerosol Transmissible Diseases (ATD) standard officially makes public health practices for infection control legally enforceable. It applies to workplaces where a high risk for exposure to infectious respiratory diseases is prevalent, such as hospitals, clinics, emergency medical services, clinical laboratories, prisons, homeless shelters, and more. Requirements for employees include annual influenza vaccinations, and demonstrating immunity to Tuberculosis.
Employers to whom this applies must adopt the following:
- A written aerosol transmissible disease
- Exposure control procedures
- Infection control measures
- Employee training
- Medical services including vaccinations and data maintenance
Talk to ARC Enterprises about how this rule affects you and to determine if your company can incorporate the Aerosol Transmissible Diseases into your existing Bloodborne Pathogens programs, and how to best administer this program for your company.