HELP Meeting Minutes
November 20, 2002
Held at ICOS Corporation
I. Representatives from various Occupational Medicine Clinics gave brief presentations on their services and fielded questions from the members.
The Everett Clinic
Dr. Chamblin, Director of the Occupational Health Program.
Marti Bradley, Program Manager.
They have 12 sites located throughout Snohomish County
200 doctors on staff
6 walk-in clinics open 7 days per week
Darin Smith, Vice President Sales
HealthForce Partners bought Virginia Mason Occupational Medicine Clinics
2 clinics - Seattle & Tukwila
May have clinic on the eastside after the first of the year.
They have records from Virginia Mason.
Providence Everett Clinic
Dr. Marshall Andersen, Medical Director
Located south of downtown Everett
Off set of Everett Medical Center and Medallia
Location in Mill Creek near Fred Meyer
US Health Works
Dr. Steve Soresby, Regional Medical Director
Elizabeth Green, Regional Sales Manager
Debbie Webster, Account Manager
Many clinics from Lynnwood to Puyallup
50% are urgent care and 50% are occupational medicine
Questions and Answers:
Q: Do you provide on-site training?
A: All of the representatives said that they are willing to come to your company to do training on hearing conservation, ergonomics, bloodborne pathogens, but it is not a big part of what they do.
Q: Can you tell us how you provide consistency in exams?
A: All of the representatives said they have protocol sheets for which tests they complete for the type of exam requested. If you find that exams are inconsistent from person to person, the representatives stated that they would like to know so that the next person/group won't encounter the same problem.
Q: What tests are ordered for the Hazmat/Spill team members?
A: They try to limit the tests to include tests on the target organs that may be affected during spill cleanup. Detailed information (e.g. potential exposure info) given to the doctors up front helps to limit the number of tests completed.
II. Announcement that there are new regulations for Emergency Response (WAC Chapter 296-824).
III. Announcement of the new HELP officers.
Jesse Mushen - President
Jim Denovan - Vice President
Matt Donelan - Treasurer
Laura Denovan - Secretary
Jesse talked about his goals for the HELP Group. He would like to make sure
that the meetings cover topics that people want to hear about. He would
like to see host company give facility tours after the meetings to see what
others are doing for health and safety. He would like to assemble standing
committees for topics such as hazardous waste in order to gather and
Dues will be collected after legal issues are resolved with the non-profit
Jennifer Fisker-Andersen announced that Chiron (Emeryville,CA) has an
opening for a Senior EH&S Specialist with Biosafety experience. You can
find more information at www.chiron.com.
The next HELP meeting will be January 15, 2003, at 9am at Zymogenetics. Leo
Wainhouse from the Department of Health Radiation Division will speak on the
latest compliance issues in radiation safety.