Press Releases

Read the latest ACOEM press releases regarding occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) issues.
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.

Penn Medicine and Johns Hopkins Researchers Share Best Practices for Employee COVID-19 Vaccination

Based on their experiences in setting up COVID-19 vaccination programs for employees, researchers from two major medical centers have developed a Blueprint for Pandemic Preparedness, reported in a special "fast track" article in the August Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Employees Who Work From Home at Higher Risk of Presenteeism

For employees who work from home, the link to work impairment is stronger for those in higher positions, reports a study in the July issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Little Progress in Preventing Occupational Allergy to Lab Animals

The past decade has seen only marginal improvement in the use of evidence-based methods to reduce the risk of laboratory animal allergy (LAA) among workers exposed to laboratory animals. A follow-up national survey reported on in the June Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine fournd inconsistent use of preventive approaches to reduce LAA risk.

Shift Work Linked to Increased Risk of Frailty in Older Workers

Middle-aged and older adults with a history of shift work are at increased risk of developing frailty, compared to those working daytime hours only. The strongest association was found for women doing rotating shift work suggests a study in the May Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Launch of OEM Explore Creates Buzz at AOHC

OEM Explore, a groundbreaking career research platform recently launched by ACOEM, provides members of the College access to an untapped job market. Featuring a map-based interface and comprehensive profiles of employers and work sites across the industry, this platform empowers members with the tools to engage with any employer on the map seamlessly.

Shift Work Linked to Early Signs of Cardiovascular Disease

Increased arterial stiffening may signal increased CVD risk in shift workers reports a study in the April Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.