ACOEM is committed to creating new content to enhance member value. Webinars will be offered on a twice-monthly basis, and are FREE to members or available for a small fee if CME is offered. Check back regularly for new topics and links to view recordings of previous webinars.
Preparing for Work-Related Health Problems Associated with Climate Change
Wednesday, January 22, 2020; 12:00 PM CST
This webinar will provide occupational medicine professionals with the information necessary to describe the science of climate change to their workforce populations. Faculty will review the health-related problems associated with climate change from the perspective of the workforce and present a brief update on global efforts to reduce climate change. Participants will also learn how the occupational medicine physician can work with business organizations to reduce their carbon footprint. The webinar will conclude with a stimulating question and answer session.
Marijuana in the Workplace: The Ongoing Saga
- William Brett Perkison, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Assistant Professor, Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH), University of Texas, Houston, TX
- Ismail Nabeel, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
- Emily J. Senay, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
Tuesday, January 28, 2020; 12:00 PM CST
A lot is new since 2015 when ACOEM published a joint guidance statement on marijuana in the workplace with AAOHN. As the laws surrounding the use of marijuana and other cannabinoids continue to change, the ability of the occupational health professional to handle related issues continues to become murkier, whether as a corporate medical director/advisor, workers' comp provider, MRO, or other health care professsional providing services to employers. In the past, the “mirror federal law to the extent possible” was an easy solution, but now with conflicting state and federal laws, it is important that occupational health professionals understand how employers may address cannabinoids and where the issues may be going. This webinar will review evolving marijuana laws as they relate to the workplace. Current federal law and the impact of the 2018 Agriculture Improvement Act (Farm Bill) will be discussed as will examples of state laws and statutes which may limit what employers may do or may set new requirements for users of marijuana whether medical or recreational. Considerations including safety-sensitive positions and defining impairment will be reviewed. Participants will be provided with resources to attempt to stay current or explore the topic in more detail.
- Natalie P. Hartenbaum, MD, MPH, FACOEM, President and Chief Medical Officer, OccuMedix, Dresher, PA
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ACOEM Clinical Guideline to Depressive Disorders
Provided by Reed Group
Coming in February!
Smoking Cessation for Employees
Tuesday, February 25, 2020; 12:00 PM CST
- Kathleen Berry, FNP, CWCN, Employee Occupational Health, VA St. Louis Health Care System
Previously Recorded Webinars:
- November 2019 Washington Update (COMING SOON; Member Login Required)
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