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Occupational Health & Wellbeing

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Occupational Health & Wellness program is to ensure that all personnel work safely and effectively during their careers and maintain healthy lifestyle choices continuing into their retirement .

What Exposures need to be reported to the Exposure Control Line?

Contaminated needle sticks
Contact with blood or body fluids with blood in them to your non-intact skin
Contact with blood or body fluids with blood in them to mucous membranes of the eyes, nose, or mouth
Exposure to confirmed cases of bacterial meningitis, active tuberculosis, or other infectious airborne diseases

* To report an exposure call 503-823-1440
* To speak with Joel call 503-823-5238
* Non urgent email communication may be sent to occhealth@portlandoregon.gov.


What to Do in the Event of a Bloodborne Exposure:

Wash wounds and skin with soap and water if available, or appropriate disinfectant
Flush mucous membranes with water
If blood is in mouth, rinse and spit several times
Collect contact information about the "source" if known

Other health issues and concerns such as: request for vaccine records, vaccines, flu shots, animal bites, shingles, MRSA, inhalation of chemicals, rash, fever, scabies, lice, bedbugs, spider bites, food poisoning, diarrhea and health information in general can be directed to:
Occupational Health: Infectious Disease Program Office (Nurse):
503-823-5238

*Fire Bureau Staff should follow their EMS memo