Public Comments

View ACOEM's responses to current issues and events.
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 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.

ACOEM Responds to OSHA Proposed Rulemaking on Tracking Workplace Injuries/Illnesses

ACOEM comments on OSHA’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses.

ACOEM Responds to Proposed Changes to 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

ACOEM provides recommendations to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on proposed changes to Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2019.

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

ACOEM responds to EPA proposed rule on strengthening transparency in regulatory science.