Press Releases

Read the latest ACOEM press releases regarding occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) issues.
Need for Workplace Support and Low Resilience Affect Employee Distress

Training Programs May Promote Well-Being for Workers At Risk. Read more in the May Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine!

Higher Knee Arthroplasty Risk After Meniscectomy in Workers' Comp Cases

Among employees with workers' compensation (WC) claims for knee injury, arthroscopic surgery to repair the meniscal cartilage is associated with a higher rate of subsequent total knee arthroplasty (TKA), reports a study in the April Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

'Techno-Unreliability' Linked to Higher Risk of Burnout

Reliable technology and tech support may help lower stress at work.

PFAS Exposure Linked to Increased Hyperlipidemia Risk

This study explores the association between serum PFAS levels and hyperlipidemia. Nine kinds of PFAS were measured in samples from 1,600 US adults from a nationally representative study.

'Poisoned Waters of War'—Public Health Crisis Follows Dam Destruction in Ukraine

Nearly 2 months after the destruction of the Kakhovka Dam in southern Ukraine—and in the face of evidence pointing to deliberate Russian sabotage—its victims are still suffering.

Perceived Workplace Health Support and Severe Psychological Distress Among Japanese Workers – A Prospective Cohort Study

This study aimed to assess the extent to which the intensity of perceived workplace health support (PWHS) affected the incidence of psychological distress.

Workplace Harassment and Health – A Long-Term Follow-Up

Many adverse health outcomes have been linked to workplace harassment. This long-term follow-up study (23 years) examined the link between workplace harassment and the onset of health effects.

Long Term Cardiovascular Health Effects of Intelligent Physical Exercise Training Among Office Workers

The aim of the study is to assess long-term effects of intelligent physical exercise training (IPET) on cardiorespiratory fitness (VO2max) and cardiometabolic measures.

Functional Impairment Due to Indoor Air Symptoms Is Common, Survey Finds

The aim of a study found in the September issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine is to analyze functional impairment due to indoor air–related symptoms and associated characteristics.