Exposure Control Plan
A biological use authorization (BUA) is required for work with cultures or sources of ATD. The BUA documents project-specific safety protocols and appropriate barriers to prevent occupational exposures. The BUA serves as the written biosafety and exposure control plan and describes the work procedures that minimize the production of aerosols, the use of personal protective equipment, cleaning and decontamination procedures, locations of emergency healthcare services, and the symptoms of infection for the pathogens associated with the project. As the biosafety and exposure control plan, the BUA must be reviewed, updated annually and as needed, and filed with the biosafety officer to document compliance with the ATD Standard.
Cal/OSHA requires that exposure control plans are reviewed and acknowledged annually. BUAs are to be updated with
- BBP training dates within the last 12 months for group members,
- Documented review of the safety protocols,
- Biosafety cabinet certification date(s) as applicable.