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Medical Review Officer Fast Track July 2020

Today, physicians in many specialties conduct drug and alcohol tests for business, industry, government agencies, and schools. The need for trained medical review officers (MROs) to evaluate test results extends to more than 20 million Americans. The Drug-Free Workplace Act affects all federal agencies. Mandatory alcohol and drug testing is now required of all intrastate truckers, commercial driver’s license holders, and other transportation workers. In joint government agreements, the United States, Canada, and Mexico also monitor truckers crossing international borders. More than 60 percent of large private employers require drug and alcohol testing. ACOEM has been the educational provider of choice for MROs since 1990. More than 13,000 physicians have completed ACOEM’s highly acclaimed training.

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Practice Guidelines: Your ACOEM Member Benefit!

Practice Guidelines: Defining Excellence

ACOEM defines best practices for medical care and disability management. Learn how to use the most effective treatment to provide better patient care.

Read how to reduce opioid subscriptions by implementing ACOEM’s Opioid Guideline.

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Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Center

Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Center

Commercial driver medical examiners (CDMEs) ensure that commercial vehicle operators are qualified to drive. ACOEM provides CDME training and publishes a newsletter for providers.

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Public Safety Medicine Center

Public Safety Medicine Center

OEM professionals protect workers who protect the public, including firefighters, law enforcement officers, correctional officers, and crossing guards. ACOEM publishes guidance for those who provide medical treatment to law enforcement officers. 

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Medical Review Officer Center

Medical Review Officer Center

Medical review officers (MROs) review results from drug-testing programs and evaluate medical explanations for certain results. ACOEM is the educational provider of choice for MROs. ACOEM also publishes a newsletter for MROs.

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ACOEM News

ACOEM Advises Suspension of Routine Occupational Spirometry Testing During COVID-19 Pandemic

ACOEM issues an advisory regarding the use of spirometry in occupational respiratory surveillance programs.
Recommends that during the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), it is prudent to suspend spirometry testing in the workplace, unless it is determined to be clinically essential, due to the significant risk of transmitting COVID-19. 

Medical Society Urges Government and Business Leaders to Aid Employers in Providing Sick Leave Benefits During COVID-19

ACOEM encourages government and business leaders to assist employers and workers in complying with COVID-19 containment efforts by extending sick-leave benefits to all American workers during the current epidemic. 
 

Excess Costs for Obese Employees Vary Between Industries

Lower obesity-related costs found in some industrial sectors — including healthcare, reports a study in the February issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.