Press Releases

Read the latest ACOEM press releases regarding occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) issues.
Occupational Medical Society Urges U.S. Congress to Consider the Implications for Workplace Safety if Marijuana Is Legalized

Marijuana is an impairing substance and its legalization has huge public and workplace health implications. The U.S. Congress should proceed deliberately and consider workplace safety when dealing with this complex issue.

Integrating Occupational Safety and Health with Workplace Wellness

Ohio workplace wellness grant program targets smaller employers. 

Bigger Companies Score Higher on Total Worker Health Implementation

Compared to larger companies, small businesses need help in introducing the Total Worker Health® (TWH) approach to worker health and safety.

Online Training Helps Managers to Support Employee Mental Health

HeadCoach, an online training program improves managers’ confidence in preventing and managing mental health issues among their staff.

Mental and Physical Health Drive Employee Productivity

Need for a more tailored strategy to improve employees' well-being as well as the overall organizational, work and management culture.

Texas Physician to Lead Nation’s Largest Occupational Medicine Society

On May 1, Stephen A. Frangos, MD, MPH, FACOEM, of Houston, Texas, was installed as president of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) for 2019-2020.

Integrated Physical Medicine Improves Outcomes in Musculoskeletal Disorders

Employer-sponsored clinics improve quality of care at a lower cost.

Higher Rate of Minor Birth Defects in Children of Women Gulf War Veterans

Women who served in the 1990-91 Gulf War have increased risk of bearing children with minor birth defects.

Secondhand Smoke Linked to Early Vascular Aging in Flight Attendants

Second hand smoke exposure before smoking ban may explain increased cardiac disease risk in flight attendants.