Occupational Health Rapid Process Improvement


Impact Statement: 
Clackamas County Public Health Division has improved its onboarding processes to ensure that occupational health requirements are met within 30 days after hiring new employees and annually thereafter to ensure that risk is low and that employees and clients are safe and healthy.

TO: Implement an occupational health process for employees to meet federal, state, and local immunization; bloodborne pathogen (BBP); and tuberculosis (TB) control requirements.

FOR: Minimizing the health risks of each division’s personnel.

SO THAT: Staff and clients are safe and healthy and Clackamas County’s liability risks are limited (or eliminated).

HOW (measures of success):

  • Onboarding measure: By February 2015, all new hires within the Clackamas County Public Health Division will meet their occupational health requirements within 30 days of being hired (baseline: 5% met the 30-day target).
  • Ongoing measure: By July 2015, all Clackamas County Public Health Division staff members will be current on their annual occupational health requirements (baseline: 33%).
Organization that conducted the QI initiative: 
Clackamas County Public Health Division

Mason, P. Public Health Quality Improvement Exchange. Occupational Health Rapid Process Improvement. Mon, 05/02/2016 - 13:22. Available at https://www.phqix.org/content/occupational-health-rapid-process-improvement. Accessed May 23, 2024.

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This is one of the terrific Kaizen projects of the PHAB QI Academy, with coaching by Continual Impact.  Great work Clackamas county!  This is an issue for all health departments to address.....


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