Members of CALFIRE Local #2881 YOU ARE ALREADY PRE-PAID for PER!

Personal Exposure Reporting – Protecting You … Protecting Your Family

CPF’s new mobile-friendly update to Personal Exposure Reporting coming soon — www.peronline.org

Current users CLICK HERE to log in. 

*** CAL FIRE Local 2881 Members must call CPF to Activate: (888) 231-3184

Whether it’s a structure fire, wildland fire, HazMat response or EMS call, the biggest risks to your health may well be the ones you can’t see.

Every day, firefighters are exposed to a soup of toxins and biohazards. These exposures can happen on a call, or even while at the station. Sometimes, the effect of these exposures is immediate. More often, it builds up over time, leading to job-related cancer, heart disease or PTSD.
For your protection, and that of your loved ones, you need to have a record of these exposures … one that’s secure, independent and bulletproof.

About Personal Exposure Reporting

California Professional Firefighters’ PERSONAL EXPOSURE REPORTING (PER) offers an easy, secure and comprehensive method of recording your exposure to cancer-causing chemicals and biological toxins.

Established in 1985, PER has been a secure lockbox for more than 100,000 exposure reports. These reports provide critical documentation needed in Workers’ Compensation cases involving job-related illnesses and in medical diagnosis for those illnesses.

Using the confidential PER website, www.peronline.org, you can keep a private record of:
Incident information

  • Nature and duration of exposure
  • Medical symptoms experienced
  • Medical diagnosis and treatment
  • Recurring exposures on the job (diesel fuel, etc.)

Best of all, reporting is secure. You create your own name and password and the information is encrypted for your protection. PER is your record. Nobody can access your records except you.
The records you create are yours forever … even after you retire.

Exposure Reporting Made Easy

The updated interface for PER makes it easier than ever for firefighters to document their exposures. Just enter the basic information about the incident, a few general facts about the exposures and what, if any, medical effects you had. As more information comes in, just edit the report right in the same system.

Exposures that happen every day – such as diesel fuel, mold in the station, etc. – can be updated with a few taps on a calendar – no need to enter a separate report for each day.
The new interface simplifies the process of reporting on smaller screens – laptops, tablets and smartphones. You can document your exposures on the go.

Your least expensive personal protection

CPF’s online PER system is available to any firefighter at a nominal cost: $15 a year. Members of California Professional Firefighters are eligible for a special rate of $10 a year.

Firefighters in other states may also qualify for special pricing. Click SUBSCRIBE to find out more.

Individual firefighters can sign up for PER HERE

EXISTING MEMBERS: If you have reported exposures before August 1, 2017, you must activate your account in the new system. (ACTIVATE HERE).

You may already be pre-paid

Dozens of departments and local unions are committed enough to exposure reporting that they pay for their firefighters to join. Find out HERE if your department is on the list.
If you are part of a pre-paid group, click HERE to sign up.

Why Should You Report Exposures?

Whether it’s a toxic release in a house fire or a needle stick on a medic call, firefighters swim daily in a soup of toxins that can shorten their lives.

Cancer … tuberculosis … MRSA … hepatitis. All diseases where firefighters are at dramatically greater risk. Job-related illness is the biggest killer in the fire service.

Personal Exposure Reporting (PER) is your first line of defense

Though heart disease, cancer and some blood-borne illnesses are covered under California’s firefighter presumption laws, Workers’ Compensation, disability and even survivor benefits for families can be – and often are – challenged by employers.

To protect yourself and your family, you need proof. Personal Exposure Reporting from CPF gives you that proof.

PER meets the linkage requirements for cancer. It meets the test for proving exposure in rebuttable presumption cases. And it is your confidential record. Your employer can’t touch it.

A medical record that can save your life

Modern fires and emergency responses create risks unimagined in earlier times. From toxic flame-retardants to airborne pathogens, new medical risks are everywhere.

PER is your permanent record of these hidden risks. With exposure records, your physician can more easily identify the causes and treatments if you should get sick.

The doctor can also more easily verify that it was caused by your job – more help in proving the cause of your illness in a dispute over health, disability and survivor benefits.

How PER works

CPF’s updated Personal Exposure Reporting (PER) offers a simple straightforward process, broken out into individual screens that don’t require you to enter a single chemical name. Easily update exposure records online, upload documents to support exposure report and download .pdf copies of your report with just a single click.

WATCH: PER How-to Video Tutorials

Sign-up and sign-in

NEW INDIVIDUAL PER MEMBERS: If you’ve never reported exposures through CPF’s PER system, hit SUBSCRIBE at the top of the page. Fill out the form and enter payment info.

PRE-PAID MEMBERS: If your department or local union is paying for your membership, CLICK HERE to activate. (FIND OUT HERE if you are pre-paid)

EXISTING MEMBERS: If you have reported exposures before August 1, 2017, you must activate your account in the new system. (ACTIVATE HERE).

Report NEW Exposures

With PER Online, you can now track exposures at every incident by the type of exposure – fire, medical or hazmat. No need to list or remember those chemical names.

After entering basic info about the incident, you’ll proceed screen-by-screen in logical succession, entering new exposures, medical symptoms, treatments and any additional information.

Answer a few simple questions about the incident, then tap or click the green button to record the exposure. If you have to leave before you’re finished, just hit the blue button to save it to finish later.

Edit EXISTING Exposures

Every exposure in your record can be edited and updated with new information. From your list of incidents, just pick the EDIT button at the right of the one you want. Quick links at the top of the page will direct you to the spot to enter the additional data.

You will also have the opportunity to upload documents related to the exposures – medical reports, x-rays, witness statements, etc. These can be stored and accessed later if needed.

Edit RECURRING Exposures (new)

With PER, you can easily track exposures that are part of everyday life in the fire station. Diesel exhaust, mold in the station, perhaps asbestos.

For each recurring exposure, you enter the full information just once. To add more days, just open the item and click the calendar. No need to enter separate reports for each day!

Downloading and accessing your report

With PER, you can now download your exposure information at the same place you enter it. Just open an incident record, and click the DOWNLOAD button. By checking “Detailed Report”, you can get all the information entered on each incident, including supporting documents

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in PER. If you have more questions about PER, how it works and how to sign up, drop us a line or give us a call. You can also check our handy online Frequently Asked Questions

PER Online Questions and Help:

EMAIL: PER@cpf.org
PHONE: (888) 231-3184 (M-F 7:00a to 5:00p Pacific)
ALTERNATE PHONE: (916) 921-9111 (M-F 7:00a to 5:00p Pacific)
MAILING ADDRESS:
Personal Exposure Reporting (PER)
1780 Creekside Oaks Drive
Sacramento, CA 95833