Aerosol Transmissible Diseases (ATDs) are caused by microorganisms (bacteria and viruses) that can be transmitted through the air. Minute droplets carrying ATD bacteria or viruses are transmitted through the air most often in coughs, sneezes, and certain dusts. Colds, flu (including COVID 19 Coronavirus), whooping cough, tuberculosis, and SARS are just a few examples of ATDs. Cough etiquette and proper hand washing will reduce the spread of ATDs.

In this 1-hour class, OSTS will discuss how to minimize potential exposure to such ATDs by referring to §5199 of the Cal-OSHA regulation.

Topics to be discussed are but not limited:

  • Practice cough etiquette (cover your cough)
  • Wash your hands often using proper hand washing techniques
  • Isolate yourself away from others if your are symptomatic or until you are no longer contagious
  • Keep your ATD vaccinations and screenings current
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – wear the provided PPE to keep when in contact with suspected ATD sources
  • Follow Safe Work Practices
  • Utilize the Safety Resources below
Employers Not Covered by the ATD Standard:
Cal/OSHA recommends employers not covered by the ATD Standard follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), May 2020.
Custom Policy 
OSTS can create an ATD policy for your company to ensure your employees are informed of the current CDC guidelines and your company’s policy.
Custom Video
OSTS can also create a custom video based on your ATD policy. View the video below to see what we can create for you:

Contact OSTS & speak to one of our video production team members to get your custom video started (877-404-6787).