Press Releases

Read the latest ACOEM press releases regarding occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) issues.
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.

Mesothelioma Linked to Asbestos in Talcum Powder

Non-occupational asbestos exposure may explain 'idiopathic' cancers reports a study in the January issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

'Moderate' Impact of Workplace Health Promotion Program

In-depth evaluation of a comprehensive workplace health promotion asks what can be achieved in 8 years.?

Defining Culture of Health: Beyond Workplace Wellness

"Culture of Health" is not just a buzz phrase, but a fundamental shift in supporting employee health reports an editorial in the November Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Employee Behavioral Health Program Improves Depression and Anxiety

An employer-sponsored behavioral health program can reduce symptoms in employees with depression and anxiety, with best response occuring with 8-12 sessions, finds a study in the October Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Occupational Medical Society Urges U.S. Congress to Consider the Implications for Workplace Safety if Marijuana Is Legalized

Marijuana is an impairing substance and its legalization has huge public and workplace health implications. The U.S. Congress should proceed deliberately and consider workplace safety when dealing with this complex issue.

Integrating Occupational Safety and Health with Workplace Wellness

Ohio workplace wellness grant program targets smaller employers. 

Bigger Companies Score Higher on Total Worker Health Implementation

Compared to larger companies, small businesses need help in introducing the Total Worker Health® (TWH) approach to worker health and safety.

Online Training Helps Managers to Support Employee Mental Health

HeadCoach, an online training program improves managers’ confidence in preventing and managing mental health issues among their staff.