Aerosol Transmissible Diseases

Aerosol Transmissible Diseases

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Course duration estimate: 1 hr

This one hour training is required for personnel who work in a laboratory performing procedures with materials that contain, or are reasonable anticipated to contain, aerosol transmissible pathogens covered under the Cal/OSHA Aerosol Transmissible Diseases Standard. Course objectives include:

  • Listing the characteristics of aerosols that might be encountered in your work setting.
  • Identifying agents that require compliance with the Aerosol Transmissible Diseases Standard.
  • Recognizing high hazard or aerosol generating procedures that you might perform in your workplace.
  • Recalling the proper procedures for disposing of waste contaminated with aerosol transmissible pathogens.
  • Identifying the steps you should take if you experience an exposure incident.
  • Locating where you can go if you need to seek medical treatment for an exposure incident. 
This course is required to be taken once every 3 years with review of the laboratory-specific ATD Biosafety Plan, and retraining is required annually by using the laboratory-specific ATD Biosafety Plan.

**PLEASE NOTE: The Learning Management System (LMS), where trainings are housed, is set up for employees. If you are a student or visiting scholar, you must request access to the system before you can complete your training. Please email to request access to the system.