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Occupational health

Kaiser On-the-Job (Oregon)

Kaiser On-the-Job is a managed care organization (MCO) that was certified by the state of Oregon in 1990. As an MCO client, you can direct your injured workers to a specific set of physicians for care related to on-the-job illnesses and injuries. Kaiser On-the-Job has consistently demonstrated total lower claim costs for employers, including medical and time-loss costs.

Our physicians and staff are dedicated to minimizing functional impairment of the worker and to encourage and assist workplace efforts in health maintenance and promotion.

Our Kaiser On-the-Job program is effective because we tailor our resources to individual client needs. Our services are backed by the facilities and staff of Kaiser Permanente and our more than 50 years of experience as a fully integrated, managed health care provider.

For more information, download our brochure What to Do for Illness or Injury Related to Work.
Portland/Southwest Washington 
Salem area

How does this program work?

Kaiser On-the-Job provides medical treatment for work-related injuries and illnesses, workplace health services, medical exams, employer consultation, whether they are Kaiser Permanente members or nonmembers. Employees receiving treatment under this program also have access to our full range of health care services, including specialty care, if needed.

These services include, but are not limited to

  • medical treatment for work-related injuries
  • workplace health services
  • medical exams
  • employer consultation
  • claim tracking and employer reports

Follow-up procedure

After one of our health care professionals sees an employee initially for a work-related injury or illness, the employer will be notified the next working day with the following information:

  • diagnosis
  • plan of treatment
  • return-to-work status
  • work restrictions, if any

Coordinated care and services

Kaiser Permanente physicians and staff coordinate medical treatment for work-related injuries and illnesses, offer workplace health services, medical exams, consultations, and time-loss prevention programs.

Whenever we provide treatment to ill or injured workers, you will be notified within 24 hours. We will give you the diagnosis, the plan of treatment, return-to-work status, and work restrictions, if any.

Workers do not need to be Kaiser Permanente members to be treated for on-the-job illness or injury by Kaiser On-the-Job.

Our occupational health services are dedicated to

  • delivering quality, comprehensive occupational health services for the purpose of preventing, recognizing, and treating work-related injuries and illnesses.
  • minimizing functional impairment of the worker
  • returning workers who have been ill or injured back to work when medically appropriate

Our specialized medical staff and clinics

Our full-time staff of health care providers is dedicated to preventing and treating work-related injuries and illnesses. All physicians in our Occupational Medicine Department are board certified; we have Oregon 's largest group practice of physicians certified by the American Boards of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Supporting these physicians is a team of allied health care professionals, occupational health nurses, and health administrators specializing in occupational medicine.

We have nine occupational health clinics at our medical facilities located in Portland and Salem in Oregon, and in the Vancouver and Longview areas in Washington.

Products and services

We offer a variety of occupational health services to employers. Below are some of the most frequently requested services.

Medical screening and surveillance

Physical examinations can be a valuable tool in promoting health among your employees. We offer a wide variety of examinations that can be tailored to your workplace needs or the needs of your employees. These services include

  • preplacement physical exams
  • return-to-work evaluations
  • respirator fitness certifications
  • commercial driver's license (CDL) physicals
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals
  • Coast Guard physicals

The exposure screening services include

  • asbestos screening
  • HazMat physical examination
  • lead biological screening
  • blood-borne exposure follow-up care

Substance abuse testing

Maintaining a safe workplace is a priority in today's fast-paced world. Our occupational health program offers pre-employment, post-accident, and random urine drug testing under the following guidelines:

  • National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)
  • Non-NIDA

Note: All inconclusive tests are referred to confirmation testing by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry.

NIDA drug screens are in compliance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations.

Health education and classes

We offer numerous classes throughout the year that address specific issues and promote healthy lifestyles. Here is just a small sampling of our health class topics:

  • diabetes
  • exercise and fitness
  • freedom from tobacco
  • weight management
  • mental, emotional, and behavioral health
  • pain management
  • stress management

Want to find out more about our healthy choices? Check out's member programs and classes.

For more information

For more information on any of these services, e-mail our marketing assistant, Dianne Gibson, at You may also call us at 503-813-4133 or 1-800-813-2000, ext. 49-4133 (toll free).

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