How to Use
The Stanford University Local Aerosol Transmissible Disease Biosafety Plan – Department of Public Safety (Local ATD – DPS) supplements the Stanford University Institutional Aerosol Transmissible Disease Program for the DPS.
The Local ATD – DPS explains how to remove or reduce exposure to materials containing pathogens that may spread through aerosols and cause serious disease. This resource addresses health and safety issues of jobs and procedures used by personnel, and provides Tier III training for these topics.
The ATD Standard requires that engineering and work practice controls limit exposure to aerosols, and personal protective equipment (PPE) and respirators are provided when necessary. The Local ATD – DPS includes a written Biosafety Plan (BSP), which is carried out and reviewed annually.
To establish a Local ATD – Labs plan, follow these steps:
- Download a copy of the Stanford University Local Aerosol Transmissible Disease Plan – Department of Public Safety.
- Complete and review the plan. Use the information and training materials, and review with applicable DPS members. Document the training on the form provided.
- Review the plan annually or when changes are made (new personnel, procedures, etc).
All personnel and faculty inspection authorities should have easy access to the plan, including training documentation.