Occupational & environmental physicians are concerned with the health of workers and their environments through clinical care, disability management, prevention, research and education.

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Defining Worker Well-Being — Experts Propose New Framework

A proposed conceptual framework, with implications for future efforts to improve occupational safety and health, is presented in the July 2018 issue of JOEM. Read more ...

Higher 'Culture of Health' Scores Linked to Lower Health Care Cost Trends

Companies with higher 'culture of health' assessment scores show more progress toward controlling health care costs, reports a study in the June 2018 issue of JOEM. Read more... 

Productive Aging Is Key to Addressing Aging Workforce

With unprecedented demographic trends leading to an aging workforce, a new emphasis on productive aging is needed to keep U.S. workers of all generations as healthy and productive as possible, according to an article in the May 2018 issue of JOEM. Read more... 

Call to Action on Mental Health and Well-Being in the Workplace

An expert Advisory Council has developed a set of recommendations for improving mental health and well-being in the workplace, according to a report in the April 2018 issue of JOEM. Read more...

Concussions Are Common in Theater Workers

Two-thirds of theater technicians and actors have experienced head impacts related to working in theater environments, according to a survey study in the March 2018 issue of JOEMRead more... 

Responsibilities of OEM Providers in Treatment-Prevention of Climate Change-Related Health Problems — New Guidance from ACOEM

Occupational and environmental medicine care providers can play a strong role in promoting and protecting the health of workers, who are impacted directly and indirectly by global climate change, according to an ACOEM Guidance Statement in the February 2018 issue of JOEM. Read more...


Nurses in Worse Health Make More Medical Errors

Nurses who rate themselves as being in suboptimal health are more likely to make medical errors, reports a study in the February 2018 issue of JOEMRead more... 

Managing Obesity in the Workplace — New Guidance from ACOEM

Effective prevention and treatment steps—including coverage for bariatric surgery, when indicated—can help employers to control the health and economic impact of obesity in the workplace, according to an ACOEM Guidance Statement, published in the January 2018 issue of JOEM. Read more...

Overweight and Obesity Linked to High Workers' Compensation Costs

Obese and overweight workers are more likely to incur high costs related to workers’ compensation claims for major injuries, reports a study in the September issue of JOEM. Read More

Gulf War Veterans Still Have High Rate of Multisymptom Illness

Veterans of the Gulf War are more than twice as likely to have medically unexplained symptoms known as "multisymptom illness" (MSI), compared to Iraq/Afghanistan War veterans, according to an updated research review in the July issue of JOEM.
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Long Work Hours Linked to Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Working long hours — particularly 46 hours per week or more — may increase the long-term risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events such as heart attack, reports study in March JOEM. Read more

Best Practices for Workplace Wellness Programs

Building a company-wide culture of health and developing an effective communications strategy are characteristic of companies with outstanding workplace health promotion programs, according to a report in the February issue of JOEM. Read more

Study examines stock market performance and employee health and safety programs

A study utilizing investment simulations for 17 publicly held companies with strong health or safety programs for employees suggests that employers that invest significantly in health and safety programming can outperform other companies in the marketplace. The study was published in the January 2016 issue of JOEM.
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Focus on Well-Being Improves Worker Health While Lowering Costs

One company's program to improve employee well-being led to improvements in worker health and productivity while decreasing health care costs, reports case study in October JOEM.
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11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Department of Labor (Washington, DC) - F. Perkins Building: DOL Conf. Center Meeting Room 6, Hall Room Number C5320

Western Occupational Health Conference 2019 (WOHC)

09/11/2019 - 09/14/2019

8:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, San Diego, CA

ACOEM Expresses Concerns to EPA Regarding Proposed Rule on Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science 

In comments delivered to EPA on July 9, 2018, regarding its proposed rule on strengthening transparency in regulatory science, ACOEM stated that “the main provisions of this proposed Rule are either unnecessary, duplicative, burdensome, and likely to be confusing in their application. The proposed Rule will not deliver significant improvements in EPA’s current regulatory processes.” Read More...

ACOEM Comments to FDA on Opioid Prescribing Activity

On March 15, 2018, ACOEM provided comments to FDA in response the Administration’s January 30 hearing of the “Opioid Policy Steering Committee: Prescribing Intervention — Exploring a Strategy for Implementation.” Read More...

ACOEM Applauds Proposed Legislation to Combat Opioid Epidemic

In a December 4, 2017, letter to Senator Bob Casey, ACOEM thanked him for introducing S. 2004, the Combating the Opioid Epidemic Act, which will provide much needed funding to bolster the federal government's response to the opioid epidemic. Read More...

ACOEM Urges DOT to Rescind Portion of Its Final Rule on Drug-Testing Procedures

On November 22, 2017, ACOEM provided comments to DOT regarding certain provisions of its Final Rule regarding changes to CFR Part 40. Specifically, ACOEM noted that the Final Rule includes a change in MRO procedures that was not announced in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and asked for reconsideration of this change, especially as it has not yet gone through the regulatory process including public review and comment. Read More...


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2017 Hurricane Harvey / Hurricane Irma Information Resources

ACOEM sends the thoughts and support of its members to the people of Texas and the surrounding areas impacted by the devastating flooding and damage following Hurricane Harvey. As the situation continues to evolve, ACOEM is providing the following links for physicians and others seeking the latest original source information to address the hazards and health effects occurring in the aftermath of flooding and chemical explosions. This information will be reviewed and updated as new information becomes available.

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Current Issue: July 2017 / Vol. 59 / No. 7
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LEO GuidanceGuidance for the Medical Evaluation of Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) is an electronic subscription-based tool that provides the latest information to promote LEO health and safety covering essential job functions, fitness-for-duty criteria, health/wellness, and surveillance issues. It is a valuable tool for physicians, public safety personnel and members of national and international associations representing law enforcement, law enforcement executives, as well as municipal managers, attorneys, and insurers. Chapters include information on initial evaluation, neurology/seizures, sleep disorders, substance use, amputations/prosthetics, cardiovascular issues, vision, hearing, diabetes, infectious diseases, pregnancy, and more. Additional topics are under development (along with updates to currently available ones) as this is a continuously evolving resource. For more details and pricing for individual and multi-user access, read more
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