Occupational Health & Infectious Disease
Carolyn Williams, RN - Manager
New Number July 1st 2015!
The Exposure Control Line for City of Portland Employees* has changed. Please take note it is
Only the following 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 disease.
In the event of a bloodborne exposure, the exposed employee will:
Provide immediate care to the exposure site
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
NOTE: Other health issues and concerns such as: request for vaccine records, vaccines, or flu shots; animal bites, shingles, MRSA, inhalation of chemicals, rash, fever, scabies, lice, bedbugs, spider bites, food poisoning, diarrhea and health information in general should be directed to:
Occupational Health· Infectious Disease
Program Office (Nurse)
*Fire Bureau Staff should follow their EMS memo
Information regarding precautions and heat stress symptoms
Blood Borne Pathogen Program Guidelines and Exposure Control Plan
FAQ and Flu Facts
Common health issues - information, symptoms, treatment, & prevention
Occupational Health is no longer offering the Severe Allergic Reaction/Epi-Pen® Training. Please click here for further information.