Cal/OSHA Regulation on Aerosol Transmissible Diseases
Cal/OSHA has a regulation to prevent the transmission of aerosol transmissible diseases at health care facilities, including nursing homes, correctional facilities, homeless shelters, drug treatment programs, and among specific service providers, such as emergency responders. Aerosol transmissible diseases include influenza--all types, chicken pox, tuberculosis, and several more listed in the regulation's appendix. Most dental practices and many specialty medical practices can be exempt from the regulation, as long as the practices comply with specific conditions.
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Updated June 2012
Sample Injury and Illness Prevention Plan
Title 8 California Code of Regulations Section 5199 - Aerosol Transmissible Diseases