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Protection from aerosol transmissible diseases now the standard in California

OSHA Healthcare Connection, June 2, 2009

With the adoption of a new occupational health and safety standard on May 21, California workers will now be protected from aerosol-transmitted diseases such as TB, SARS, measles, and pandemic influenza.

Although the standard has been under consideration for two years, adoption of it during the current influenza A H1N1 outbreak has some experts thinking of it as a model for a federal rule.

To read how the standard will apply to a variety of healthcare facilities see, “Aerosol transmissible disease standard adopted for California” at the OSHA Healthcare Advisor.

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