Guidance and Position Statements

Joint Statements/Summit Recommendations/Proceedings

This section includes proceedings and summit recommendations from ACOEM summits, and joint statements in collaboration with other organizations.
Recommendations From the 2019 Symposium on Including Functional Status Measurement in Standard Patient Care

ACOEM and the American Psychological Association in collaboration with NIOSH convened a Patient-reported Functional Status Symposium in June 2019, to discuss and promote the use of functional patient-reported outcomes measures (fPROMs) in all medical practice settings.

Tuberculosis Screening, Testing, and Treatment of US Health Care Personnel

This joint guidance document updates the health care personnel-related sections of the Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Health-Care Settings, 2005. It expands on each section of the 2019 Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report (MMWR) CDC/NTCA Recommendations to provide clarifications, explanations, and considerations that go beyond the 2019 MMWR CDC/NTCA recommendations to answer questions that may arise and to offer strategies for implementation.

Obesity in the Workplace: Impact, Outcomes, and Recommendations

This joint guidance statement explores the impact of obesity on health costs to determine whether a case can be made for surgical interventions and insurance coverage.

Enhancing Worker Health Through Clinical Decision Support (NIOSH Resource Reports)

The November 2017 issue of JOEM contains a NIOSH-led compilation of articles describing proposed recommendations to introduce computer‐mediated clinical decision support (CDS) into health information systems for primary care practices to assist providers in the care of working patients.

Interaction of Health Care Worker Health and Patient Health and Safety in the US Health Care System: Recommendations from the 2016 Summit

Proceedings from the joint summit (ACOEM and Underwriters Laboratories Integrated Health & Safety Institute) on the Interaction of Health Care Worker Health and Safety on Patient Health and Safety in the US Health Care System held in July 2016.

Global Trends in Occupational Medicine: Results of the International Occupational Medicine Society Collaborative Survey

Many global challenges and issues lie ahead, however, this survey confirms that OM specialists and the medical societies to which they belong, can have a significant impact on population health worldwide. Survey participant countries are actively responding to societal needs and addressing national health agendas. In addition, some participating countries have created explicit national goals that seek to build safe, secure, equitable societies that define employment and working conditions as determinants of health. 

Transforming Workplace Health and Safety through Accountable Care Organizations and the Patient Centered Medical Home

This document highlights proceedings from the August 2015 ACOEM/UL Summit. It provides insights into the connection between employers and ACOs/PCMHs based on the experiences of three large health care organizations that have created their own ACO/PCMH models to benefit their employees as well as the regional employer populations they serve.

A Response to Proposed Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Regulations on Employer-Sponsored Health, Safety, and Well-Being Initiatives

This joint consensus statement was developed in response to the EEOC proposed rule of April 20, 2015, that would amend the regulations and interpretive guidance in Title 1 of the ADA as it related to employer wellness programs.

Integrating Health and Safety in the Workplace: How Closely Aligning Health and Safety Strategies Can Yield Measurable Benefits

This joint document discusses how integrating health and safety strategies in the workplace has evolved and how to establish a replicable, scalable framework for advancing the concept with a system of health and safety metrics, modeled after the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.