Guidance and Position Statements

Reference Materials/Related OEM Documents

Selected reference materials and other documents (posted with permission) of importance in the field of OEM.
The Eight Ethical Values and Principles of Utilization Review

This one-page document highlights eight ethical values and principles that occupational and environmental health professionals should follow when conducting utilization review.

ACOEM Proposed Alternative Documentation Criteria for Evaluation and Management Encounters

ACOEM's Council on Occupational and Environmental Medicine Practice has developed a proposed functionally oriented approach for documenting Evaluation and Management (E/M) encounters. This approach been designed to fit into the current coding paradigm and levels of care, by making minor but important substitutions in specific elements of history, physical examination and medical decision-­‐making, consistent with research evidence for better clinical outcomes, including promoting optimal participation in social roles. 

Integrated Health and Safety (IHS) Index

Taking into account the global success and impact of the DJSI, and increasing discussions among workplace health experts about the need for standardized, public metrics reporting of health and safety data, ACOEM and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) have partnered to create a consistent, replicable, public metrics reporting system similar to DJSI, making it possible for investors to assess the business value of health and safety. One of the long-term goals of this effort is to help propel faster establishment of true cultures of integrated health and safety in the workplace. The resulting system, called the Integrated Health and Safety Index, allows employers to measure their performance in three key dimensions of sustainability modeled by the DJSI: economic, social and environmental.

United States' Standards and Practices on Workplace Safety and Health: Considerations for Employers with Overseas Employees

This reference document discusses United States (US) employers’ Duty of Care for their employees assigned to overseas work, especially as related to workplace health and safety.

Anaphylaxis Awareness in the Workplace

View videos on addressing anaphylaxis in the workplace.

A Guide to High-Value Physician Services

This joint reference guide from ACOEM and IAIABC defines what constitutes “high-value services” by physicians, and is intended as a practical guide to help system participants seek out and work with such physicians.