Public Comments

View ACOEM's responses to current issues and events.
ACOEM Supports National Drug Clearinghouse

ACOEM supports a National Clearinghouse tol improve the process of identifying commercial drivers who should not be performing safety-sensitive functions because of a violation of agency drug and alcohol testing regulations.

ACOEM Expresses Appreciation for Amendment Protecting Construction and Maritime Workers from Beryllium

ACOEM expresses its appreciation to Rep. Bobby Scott, Chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, for his amendment to prohibit OSHA for rolling back the beryllium standards for construction and maritime workers.

ACOEM Responds to EPA Proposed Rule on Use of Methylene Chloride-Containing Paint Removal Products By Commercial Entities

It is ACOEM’s opinion that training, certification, and limited access of methylene chloride-containing products for commercial use will not provide enough safeguards to workers, and would present an unreasonable risk of serious illness and death.

ACOEM Comments on DOT Guidance Documents

ACOEM believes there is a need for the DOT to take a more active role in distributing guidance to its intended audiences. Interested parties, such as medical examiners, may be unaware that such guidance exists or overlook its importance given that it is not regulatory.

ACOEM Voices Support for H.R.1309, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act

ACOEM supports directing OSHA to establish a standard requiring health care and social service employers to  implement a workplace violence prevention plan to prevent and protect employees from violent incidents in the workplace.

ACOEM Responds to HHS Call for Comments on Pain Management Draft Report

ACOEM Responds to HHS Call for Comments on the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force Draft Report on Pain Management Best Practices: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations.

ACOEM Comments on OSHA's Proposed Revisions to the Beryllium Standard

ACOEM responds to OSHA's call for comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for modifications to the Beryllium Standard for General Industry.

ACOEM Comments on Healthy People 2030

ACOEM responds to DHHS' proposed objectives for Healthy People 2030.

ACOEM Addresses Proposed Rule Changes to Allow Teens to Use Patient Lifts in Health Care Settings

ACOEM supports wide use of mechanical hoists in health care to reduce injuries to younger health care personnel.