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ACOEM Presents Webinar on Implications of NCRME

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently released the final rule establishing the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME). To clarify the rule and to help members understand the implications of the Registry, ACOEM’s free 1-hour webinar, led by Dr. Natalie Hartenbaum, is available in the Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Knowledge Center.


View the 2012 Sappington Lecture on YouTube

Arthur Kellermann, MD, vice president at the RAND Corporation and a director of RAND Health, delivered the annual Sappington Memorial Lecture at AOHC 2012. View Dr. Kellermann’s address on "Personal and Population Health in the 21st Century: from Volume to Value" on YouTube.


Formaldehyde Exposure May Affect Fertility in Men

Occupational exposure to formaldehyde in men may be linked to reduced fertility, reports a paper in the May issue of JOEM.
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ACOEM Installs New Officers and Directors at AOHC 2012

Dr. Karl Auerbach was installed as the new president of ACOEM on May 2 in Los Angeles, Calif. Dr. Auerbach took office during ACOEM’s 97th annual membership meeting held in conjunction with the 2012 American Occupational Health Conference. Read more  


Annual ACOEM Awards Presented at 2012 AOHC Opening Session

On April 30, during the Opening Session of the 2012 AOHC, four physicians and the authors of the paper judged to be an outstanding JOEM article were recognized for their contributions to the field of occupational and environmental medicine. Read more 


In Recognition of Earth Day, ACOEM Re-releases Environmental Checklist

To commemorate the annual observance of Earth Day on April 22, ACOEM has re-released its “Ten Environmental Hazards You Can Live Without,” a checklist of hazards everyone can control in their own home to improve their environment. Read more

Worksite Health Promotion Program Cuts Absences by 20 Percent

Workers participating in a "comprehensive" workplace promotion program had a one-fifth reduction in absenteeism during the first year, reports a study in the April issue of JOEM. Read more 


Practice Guidelines 3rd Edition iPhone/iPad Application

The complete strength-of-evidence practice recommendations for presenting disorders from the 3rd edition of ACOEM’s Occupational Medicine Practice Guideline’s is now available annual subscription option to ACOEM’s iPhone/iPad App. The App can be found at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/acoem-practice-guidelines/id405416599?mt=8 or through your device’s App store (search term “acoem practice guidelines”).  Read more  


Obese Workers Have Even Higher Health Costs than Smokers

Obesity adds more to health care costs than smoking does, reports a study in the March issue of JOEM. Read more

ACOEM Issues Guidance on Managing Workplace Fatigue

The most effective method to minimize worker fatigue is through the development of a comprehensive fatigue risk management system (FRMS) recommends ACOEM in a new guidance document on fatigue risk management. Read paper


Opioid Abuse Guidelines

ACOEM has been in the forefront in addressing the issue of the overuse of opioid therapy to treat chronic pain. As part of this ongoing effort to curb this epidemic, ACOEM has provided...
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ACOEM Urges Support for ERC/AFF Funding 

On March 23, ACOEM urged House and Senate Appropriations Committees to support funding for the Education and Research Centers (ERCs) and Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing Program.
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ACOEM Applauds Launch of Federal Smoking Campaign

ACOEM and 37 other organizations applaud launch of federal government’s media campaign on dangers of tobacco use.
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ACOEM Opposes Bill Undermining Pollution Protections

Senate Resolution would leave millions of Americans at risk from mercury, other pollutants ACOEM has joined the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, and other leading organizations to formally oppose S.J. Res. 37, a resolution that employs the Congressional Review Act to reverse the Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for Power Plants. Read more 

Coalition Opposes Cuts to Prevention and Public Health Fund

On March 27, ACOEM joined more than 100 other national public health organizations to express deep disappointment in the Administration's support for reducing the investment in the Prevention and Public Health Fund. Read more


ACOEM Files Comments with FDA Regarding Opioid Education for Prescribers 

On December 7, ACOEM submitted comments to the FDA regarding its draft "Blueprint for Prescriber Education for the Long-Acting/Extended-Release Opioid Class-Wide REMS." Read more 


ACOEM and IAIABC Express Concern to Workers' Comp Officials Regarding Opioid Abuse

In a joint letter that was sent last Friday to all state workers' compensation officials, ACOEM and the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) expressed "deep concern over the growing issue of prescription opioid abuse in the United States. Read more 

ACOEM Expresses Support for Federal Workers' Compensation Modernization and Improvement Act

ACOEM has expressed to Congress its support for H.R. 2465, the Federal Workers' Compensation Modernization and Improvement Act; specifically, the provisions that update the Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA) to allow for reimbursement of certain services provided by a physician assistant (PA) or nurse practitioner (NP). Read more 


Council on Public Affairs Update

At the recent ACOEM Board of Director’s meeting, Pat O’Connor, Director of Government Affairs, presented a PowerPoint report on the Council on Public Affairs’ activities. As this report highlights important legislative activities, the presentation is being made available to the public. Read more 


ACOEM supports NIOSH efforts to include occupational health data (OHD) in a national standard for use of electronic health records (EHRs).

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ACOEM Supports Objectives of Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 2011

In a recent letter to Senator John Rockefeller IV, ACOEM expressed its supports of the objectives of the Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 2011 (S. 507) and offered suggestions to improve the Act, including. . . Read more 


ACOEM Urges Implementation of Affordable Care Act Wellness Provisions

The College provides specific recommendations that can help such programs become an integral part of U.S. national health reform efforts. Read more


ACOEM Comments on Update of NIOSH Nanotechnology Strategic Plan for Research and Guidance

The following comments are submitted by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) in response to NIOSH’s request for information regarding updating the Strategic Research Plan for Nanotechnology Research and Guidance. These comments were developed by members of the Lung Disorders Committee of ACOEM. Read more

NIOSH Education and Research Centers

Over the weekend, the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate gave final approval to fiscal appropriations for 2012 that continue funding for the Education and Research Centers (ERCs) Program within the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Read more  

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