What Is OEM?

Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) is a board-certified specialty under Preventive Medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of work-related injuries and illnesses. OEM is the medical specialty ranked among the highest in satisfaction and lowest in professional burnout.


OEM Professionals
As highly trained specialists, OEM professionals enhance the health of workers through:

  • Clinical care
  • Prevention
  • Disability management
  • Research
  • Education

They are the leading experts in the complex web of factors that affect health in the workplace, helping all types of organizations ensure the health of their employees, productivity of the workplace, and advancement of the overall economy.

ACOEM's Role

ACOEM, as the largest organization representing the voice of OEM practitioners and enthusiasts, offers a wide range of information and assistance for those just starting out or looking to advance their knowledge of the specialty. 

ACOEM members are knowledgeable and capable of treating job-related diseases, recognizing and resolving workplace hazards, instituting rehabilitation methods, and providing well-managed care. The continual emergence of new chemicals, complex tools, manufacturing methodologies, pollution and environmental impacting activities, and health care reform have focused and mandated the need for trained occupational and environmental medical specialists.
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