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Press Releases

Read the latest ACOEM press releases regarding occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) issues.
Substance Use and SUDs Linked to Increased Absenteeism

Employees who use substances other than alcohol have increased absenteeism. Employers that support treatment programs for substance abuse could lower costs, suggests a study in the November issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

ACOEM Supports National Academy of Medicine’s Plan for Healthy Workforce Well-being

ACOEM applauds the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) for its leadership in promulgating a National Plan for Health Workforce Well-being. The Plan is intended to drive collective action to strengthen health workforce well-being and restore the health of the nation. ACOEM stands ready to collaborate with NAM and the many other organizations positioned to support the well-being of the health workforce.

ACOEM Names Craig Sondalle New Chief Executive Officer

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) announces the appointment of Craig Sondalle as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective November 1, 2022.

Not All Essential Workers Faced Increased COVID-19 Risks

Early in the pandemic, many categories of essential workers showed no increase in occupational COVID-19 risks, while some groups of workers categorized as nonessential did have increased risks, reports a study in the October Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Pandemic Lockdowns Didn't Lower Mortality—But Did Reduce Employment

A study in the September Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Study finds major adverse economic impacts of state lockdowns due to COVID-19. States that instituted stricter lockdown measures at the start of the pandemic did not have greater reductions in mortality—but did have increased unemployment and lower job growth, reports.

Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits Have Worse Sinus Disease

Findings suggest that military personnel exposed to smoke from burn pits in Iraq or Afghanistan have more severe sinus and nasal disease reports a study in the August issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Increased Physical Activity Linked to Higher Work Engagement

Even light activity may foster work engagement, health, and productivity among employees, reports a study in the July issue of Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Japanese Health and Productivity Award Pays Off for Companies

Companies that win a prestigious Japanese award recognizing their commitment to improving employee health and well-being show an instantaneous boost in stock prices, reports a study in the June Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Iowa Physician to Lead Nation’s Largest Occupational Medicine Society

Douglas Martin, MD, has been installed as ACOEM's new president for 2022-2023. The inauguration ceremony took place at the 106th annual membership meeting held May 4, during the College’s 2022 American Occupational Health Conference, in Salt Lake City, Utah.