Guidance and Position Statements

Joint Statements/Summit Recommendations/Proceedings

This section includes proceedings and summit recommendations from ACOEM summits, and joint statements in collaboration with other organizations.
Obesity in the Workplace: Impact, Outcomes, and Recommendations

This joint guidance statement explores the impact of obesity on health costs to determine whether a case can be made for surgical interventions and insurance coverage.

Enhancing Worker Health Through Clinical Decision Support (NIOSH Resource Reports)

The November 2017 issue of JOEM contains a NIOSH-led compilation of articles describing proposed recommendations to introduce computer‐mediated clinical decision support (CDS) into health information systems for primary care practices to assist providers in the care of working patients.

Interaction of Health Care Worker Health and Patient Health and Safety in the US Health Care System: Recommendations from the 2016 Summit

Proceedings from the joint summit (ACOEM and Underwriters Laboratories Integrated Health & Safety Institute) on the Interaction of Health Care Worker Health and Safety on Patient Health and Safety in the US Health Care System held in July 2016.

Global Trends in Occupational Medicine: Results of the International Occupational Medicine Society Collaborative Survey

Many global challenges and issues lie ahead, however, this survey confirms that OM specialists and the medical societies to which they belong, can have a significant impact on population health worldwide. Survey participant countries are actively responding to societal needs and addressing national health agendas. In addition, some participating countries have created explicit national goals that seek to build safe, secure, equitable societies that define employment and working conditions as determinants of health. 

Transforming Workplace Health and Safety through Accountable Care Organizations and the Patient Centered Medical Home

This document highlights proceedings from the August 2015 ACOEM/UL Summit. It provides insights into the connection between employers and ACOs/PCMHs based on the experiences of three large health care organizations that have created their own ACO/PCMH models to benefit their employees as well as the regional employer populations they serve.

A Response to Proposed Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Regulations on Employer-Sponsored Health, Safety, and Well-Being Initiatives

This joint consensus statement was developed in response to the EEOC proposed rule of April 20, 2015, that would amend the regulations and interpretive guidance in Title 1 of the ADA as it related to employer wellness programs.

Integrating Health and Safety in the Workplace: How Closely Aligning Health and Safety Strategies Can Yield Measurable Benefits

This joint document discusses how integrating health and safety strategies in the workplace has evolved and how to establish a replicable, scalable framework for advancing the concept with a system of health and safety metrics, modeled after the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

Marijuana in the Workplace: Guidance for Occupational Health Professionals and Employers

This joint guidance document summarizes current evidence on marijuana consumption, discusses possible side effects including temporary impairment in the workplace, reviews existing laws and legal implications, and suggests various strategies available to employers for monitoring workers for marijuana use.

Guidance to Employers on Integrating E-Cigarettes/Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems into Tobacco Worksite Policy

This joint guidance document provides a background on e-cigarettes and outlines key policy recommendations for employers on how the use of these new devices should be managed within worksite tobacco prevention programs and control policies.