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The City of Portland, Oregon

Office of Management & Finance

Bureau of Human Resources

Knowledgeable | Helpful | Responsive

Phone: 503-823-3572

Benefits Line: 503-823-6031

111 SW Columbia St., Ste 550, Portland, OR 97201

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Occupational Health & Infectious Disease Program (OHID)

The Health & Financial Benefits Office is now responsible for the Occupational Health & Infectious Disease program (OHID). This service was previously a part of Risk Management. Even though this program has transitioned to the Health & Financial Benefits Office, the basic program and communication details remain the same.
* To report an exposure call 503-823-1440
* To speak with Joel call 503-823-5238

*To speak with the Health & Financial Benefits Office call 503-823-6031
* Non urgent email communication may be sent to occupationalhealth@portlandoregon.gov.

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


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