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Released: 31-Aug-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Virtual Symposium Addresses Working Safely in the COVID-19 Era
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) will hold a 3-day virtual symposium, September 11-13, 2020, on Working Safely in the COVID-19 Era: Case Studies and Lessons Learned.

Released: 28-Apr-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Occupational Medicine Physicians Help Businesses Safely Return Employees to Work
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has launched a campaign to inform businesses and the public about the importance of returning to work safely and the specific role that occupational medicine physicians can and should play in this process.

Released: 14-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Occupational Medical Society Urges U.S. Congress to Consider Implications for Workplace Safety if Marijuana Is Legalized
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

As Congress looks at legislative proposals relating to federal marijuana policy, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) cautions legislators to avoid piecemeal solutions and to carefully consider the impact of any federal marijuana legislation on workplace safety.

Released: 22-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT
ACOEM Disappointed DOT Has Withdrawn Proposed Rule to Screen Safety-Sensitive Personnel for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is disappointed that DOT has withdrawn its proposed rulemaking for the Evaluation of Safety Sensitive Personnel for Moderate-to-Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

Released: 25-Apr-2017 5:05 PM EDT
Occupational Medicine Physicians Honored for Collaborative Leadership
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) has awarded its 2017 Health Achievement in Occupational Medicine Award to Richard Heron, MB, and Ron Loeppke, MD, in recognition of their work in establishing the International Occupational Medicine Society Collaborative (IOMSC). The award was presented during ACOEM's 2017 American Occupational Health Conference, being held in Denver through April 26.

Released: 24-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Idaho National Laboratory Receives 2017 Corporate Health Achievement Award
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is the recipient of the 2017 Corporate Health Achievement Award (CHAA), presented annually by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

Released: 13-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST
ACOEM Supports OSHA Rule on Silica Protections
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

ACOEM applauds rule by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that will better protect workers from hazards of silica exposure.

Released: 25-Jul-2016 1:05 PM EDT
ACOEM Urges Congress to Approve Funding for Opioid Abuse Measures
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

James A. Tacci, MD, JD, President of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), praised passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) and called on Congress to approve funding for opioid abuse measures.

Released: 22-Jun-2016 12:05 PM EDT
ACOEM Praises Passage of TSCA Reform Bill
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) President James A.Tacci, MD, JD, MPH (FACOEM) today called the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act "a major step forward for health and safety in the workplace.”

Released: 20-Jun-2016 9:05 AM EDT
ACOEM Calls for Action to Address Gun Violence Public Health Crisis
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

ACOEM President James A. Tacci, MD, JD, MPH (FACOEM) called today for a comprehensive national public health response to the growing issue of gun violence.

Released: 13-Apr-2016 6:05 PM EDT
Erickson Living Receives ACOEM’s Corporate Health Achievement Award
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) has awarded Erickson Living of Maryland its Corporate Health Achievement Award (CHAA).

6-Jan-2016 6:00 AM EST
Study Strengthens Link Between Stock Market Performance and Employee Health and Safety Programs
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

A study utilizing investment simulations for 17 publicly held companies with strong health or safety programs for employees suggests that employers that invest significantly in health and safety programming can outperform other companies in the marketplace. The study, published in this month’s issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM), is featured in a special section highlighting the impact health and safety programs may have on a company’s investment value. The study was sponsored by the UL (Underwriters Laboratories) Integrated Health and Safety Institute.

Released: 14-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT
Mark A. Roberts, MD, Principle Scientist for Exponent, Inc., Named ACOEM President
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

Mark A. Roberts, MD, PHD, MPH, FACOEM, is the new President of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). Dr. Roberts was among eight physicians who took office May 6 during ACOEM’s 100th annual membership meeting.

Newswise: Renowned Medical Educator Judith Green-Mckenzie Receives ACOEM’s Excellence in Education/Research Award
Released: 13-May-2015 3:05 PM EDT
Renowned Medical Educator Judith Green-Mckenzie Receives ACOEM’s Excellence in Education/Research Award
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

Judith Green-McKenzie, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACP, received ACOEM’s 2015 Kehoe Award for Excellence in Education or Research in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, for her distinguished career in as an educator in the field of occupational and environmental medicine.

Newswise: Dr. Paul Brandt-Rauf Receives Highest Honor in Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Released: 13-May-2015 3:05 PM EDT
Dr. Paul Brandt-Rauf Receives Highest Honor in Occupational and Environmental Medicine
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

Paul W. Brandt-Rauf, MD, DrPH, ScD, FACOEM, received ACOEM’s highest honor, the Knudsen Lifetime Achievement in Occupational and Environmental Medicine Award, for his contributions to the specialty.

Newswise: Researchers Honored for Outstanding Contribution to Medical Literature on the Costs of Obesity Among Employees
Released: 13-May-2015 1:05 PM EDT
Researchers Honored for Outstanding Contribution to Medical Literature on the Costs of Obesity Among Employees
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

Dr. Nathan Kleinman and colleagues received ACOEM’s 2015 Kammer Merit in Authorship Award for their paper “Cohort Analysis Assessing Medical and Nonmedical Cost Associated with Obesity in the Workplace” which appeared in the February 2014 issue of JOEM.

Newswise: Dr. Glenn Pransky Receives ACOEM’s Health Achievement Award
Released: 13-May-2015 12:05 PM EDT
Dr. Glenn Pransky Receives ACOEM’s Health Achievement Award
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

On May 3, Glenn S. Pransky, MD, Director of the Center for Disability Research at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety in Hopkinton, Mass., received the ACOEM Health Achievement in Occupational Medicine Award.

Newswise: Dr. Natalie Hartenbaum Receives ACOEM’s Meritorious Service Award
Released: 13-May-2015 12:05 PM EDT
Dr. Natalie Hartenbaum Receives ACOEM’s Meritorious Service Award
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

Natalie P. Hartenbaum, MD, MPH, FACOEM, a renowned expert in transportation medicine, received the 2015 ACOEM Meritorious Service Award for her expertise in occupational fitness for duty with a special focus on transportation medicine.

Newswise: Researchers Honored for Outstanding Contribution to Medical Literature on Cost-effective Treatment for Low Back Pain
Released: 13-May-2015 12:05 PM EDT
Researchers Honored for Outstanding Contribution to Medical Literature on Cost-effective Treatment for Low Back Pain
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

Dr. Harris Allen and colleagues receive Kammer Merit in Authorship Award for their study on tracking low back problems in a major self-insured workforce.

Released: 4-May-2015 11:05 PM EDT
ACOEM and UL Propose New Framework for Integrating and Measuring Health and Safety Programs in the Workplace
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

JOEM paper suggests that the overall well-being of American workers could be significantly improved through adoption of a new framework for integrating health and safety strategies in the workplace -- including use of a standardized index for measuring their business value.

Released: 13-Apr-2015 7:05 PM EDT
Major Occupational Health Groups Publish Guidance for Employers on the Impact of Marijuana in the Workplace
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) have published guidance for employers aimed at helping them better understand the implications of marijuana use on the workforce as attitudes toward marijuana and laws restricting it continue to change. The guidance paper summarizes current evidence regarding marijuana consumption; discusses possible side effects, including temporary impairment as it relates to the workplace; reviews existing federal and state laws that impact employers; and suggests various strategies available for monitoring marijuana use among employees.

Released: 17-Feb-2015 12:00 PM EST
ACOEM Releases Guidelines for Medical Clearance of Ebola Caregivers
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

Occupational and environmental medicine organization's guidelines are intended to help strengthen procedures for the medical clearance of designated Ebola caregivers in the nation’s hospitals.

Released: 2-May-2014 1:00 PM EDT
Kathryn Mueller, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Named ACOEM President
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

Organization representing occupational and environmental medicine physicians names disability-management expert to top elected post

Released: 28-Apr-2014 2:00 PM EDT
ACOEM Observes Workers Memorial Day During Annual Meeting
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

Nation's occupational and environmental physicians committed to reducing injuries and preventing death in the workplace

Released: 28-Apr-2014 8:00 AM EDT
ACOEM Annual Meeting Begins in San Antonio
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

Nearly 1,000 occupational medicine specialists gather for education and networking.

Released: 24-Feb-2014 11:00 AM EST
ACOEM Releases Recommendations as Part of Choosing Wisely® Campaign
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) has released a list of specific tests or procedures that are commonly ordered but not always necessary in occupational and environmental medicine as part of Choosing Wisely®, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation. ACOEM's recommendations are aimed at five procedures sometimes suggested by physicians with patients who have workplace-related injuries or illnesses.

Released: 31-Jan-2014 10:00 AM EST
ACOEM Congressional Briefing Connects Workplace Health and Long-Term Impacts on Medicare Costs
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is urging Congress to support new policies aimed at delivering healthier seniors into Medicare and other government entitlement programs by strengthening health and wellness programs in the workplace.

Released: 1-Nov-2013 9:55 AM EDT
ACOEM Urges Employers to Address Diabetes Prevention/Management during National Diabetes Month
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

Occupational medicine society provides tools and information on diabetes prevention and management.

Newswise: Study Suggests Companies with a ‘Culture of Health’ May Outperform Others in the Marketplace
Released: 11-Sep-2013 9:05 AM EDT
Study Suggests Companies with a ‘Culture of Health’ May Outperform Others in the Marketplace
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

Companies that build a culture of health by focusing on the well-being and safety of their workforce may yield greater value for their investors, reports a study in the September issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM).

Released: 29-Aug-2013 1:00 PM EDT
ACOEM Supports Act Requiring EPA Safety Review of Chemicals Used in Commerce
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), supports the introduction of S.1009, the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA), legislation that would for the first time require that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency review the safety of all chemicals in commerce.

Released: 12-Jul-2013 10:00 AM EDT
ACOEM/ACPM Briefing Urges Stronger Focus on Preventive Medicine
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and the American College of Preventive Medicine hosted a Capitol Hill briefing that urged the adoption of national policies to encourage preventive medicine.

Newswise: Dr. Mary Townsend, Expert in Spirometry Testing, Honored for Contributions to OEM
Released: 5-Jun-2013 12:00 PM EDT
Dr. Mary Townsend, Expert in Spirometry Testing, Honored for Contributions to OEM
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has honored Mary Townsend, DrPH, with its 2013 Health Achievement in Occupational Medicine Award for her contributions to the field of pulmonary medicine, particularly in the areas of spirometry testing and respiratory surveillance.

Newswise: Dr. Ronald Teichman Honored for Outstanding Contribution to Medical Literature
Released: 5-Jun-2013 12:00 PM EDT
Dr. Ronald Teichman Honored for Outstanding Contribution to Medical Literature
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has presented Ron Teichman, MD, with the 2013 Kammer Authorship Award for his contributions as Guest Editor of “Health Effects of Deployment to Afghanistan and Iraq” in the June 2012 Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Newswise: Tee Guidotti, MD, Receives Occupational and Environmental Medicine’s Highest Honor
Released: 5-Jun-2013 11:00 AM EDT
Tee Guidotti, MD, Receives Occupational and Environmental Medicine’s Highest Honor
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has presented its highest honor, the Knudsen Lifetime Achievement in Occupational and Environmental Medicine Award, to Tee L. Guidotti, MD. Dr. Guidotti is a Consultant, Occupational/Environmental Health and Medicine, Washington, DC.

Newswise: Dr. Stefanos Kales Receives ACOEM’s Excellence in Education/Research Award
Released: 5-Jun-2013 11:00 AM EDT
Dr. Stefanos Kales Receives ACOEM’s Excellence in Education/Research Award
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) has honored Stefanos N. Kales, MD, MPH, with the 2013 Kehoe Award for Excellence in Education or Research in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Newswise: Dr. Douglas Martin Honored for Meritorious Service to ACOEM
Released: 5-Jun-2013 11:00 AM EDT
Dr. Douglas Martin Honored for Meritorious Service to ACOEM
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has honored Douglas W. Martin, MD, with its Meritorious Service Award. The award – presented April 28 at the 2013 American Occupational Health Conference – recognizes a member who has provided meritorious service to the College.

Released: 24-May-2013 9:40 AM EDT
ACOEM Addresses Sleep Disorders for National Sleep Awareness Month
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

In recognition of May as National Sleep Awareness month, ACOEM’s ongoing awareness campaign to address chronic disease in the workplace is focusing on the impact of sleep disorders on worker health and productivity.

Released: 21-May-2013 10:00 AM EDT
Health Experts Say Changes Needed to Ensure Productivity of Aging Workers
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

Efforts to integrate health protection/promotion programs in the workplace are needed soon if the aging U.S. workforce is to remain competitive, according to recommendations from ACOEM and NIOSH. Recommendations in the May Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine summarize results of a 2-day national summit convened last year.

Released: 16-May-2013 10:00 AM EDT
ACOEM Installs New Officers and Directors
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

Ronald R. Loeppke, MD, was installed May 1 as President of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Dr. Loeppke is among 7 physicians who took office during ACOEM’s 98th annual meeting held in conjunction with the 2013 American Occupational Health Conference in Orlando.

Released: 2-May-2013 5:00 PM EDT
Occupational Medicine Physicians Launch Global Collaborative
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

New International Occupational Medicine Society Collaborative convenes at ACOEM annual meeting to promote best practices and greater awareness of worldwide worker health issues.

Released: 1-May-2013 1:15 PM EDT
Ronald R. Loeppke, MD, Named ACOEM President
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

Internationally recognized leader in workplace health and wellness chosen to lead American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Released: 30-Apr-2013 12:00 PM EDT
ACOEM Panel Offers Advice on Use of Incentives in Worker Wellness
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

Workplace health experts at the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's annual meeting shared ideas about how to use outcomes-based incentives fairly and effectively in wellness programming.

Released: 30-Apr-2013 9:00 AM EDT
Employees' International Travel Health Issues Examined
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

Occupational health experts at ACOEM annual meeting discussed emerging international travel health issues that impact employers whose workers must travel in an increasingly interconnected global marketplace.

Released: 29-Apr-2013 1:45 PM EDT
American Express Honored with 2013 Corporate Health Achievement Award
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

American Express, the global financial services company headquartered in New York City, has been awarded the 2013 Corporate Health Achievement Award by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine for fostering a safe and healthy work environment that encourages employee engagement.

Released: 29-Apr-2013 10:00 AM EDT
Occupational Physicians Urged To Adopt New Care Model
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

Keynote speaker Paul Grundy, MD, promoted the benefits of the Patient Centered Medical Home concept during the opening session of the American Occupational Health Conference, hosted by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Released: 18-Apr-2013 2:30 PM EDT
ACOEM Earth Day Checklist Addresses Indoor Environmental Hazards
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

To commemorate the annual observance of Earth Day on April 22, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has re-issued its checklist of Ten Environmental Hazards You Can Live Without.

Released: 11-Apr-2013 9:00 AM EDT
ACOEM Campaign Helps Employers Address Chronic Lung Disease
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

As part of its awareness campaign to address chronic disease in the workplace, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine is providing tools to help employers identify and respond to the impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on worker health and productivity.

Released: 22-Feb-2013 1:00 PM EST
ACOEM Comments on Proposed Nondiscriminatory Wellness Programs
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine presented formal comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) on the proposed rule, “Incentives for Nondiscriminatory Wellness Programs in Group Health Plans” promulgated by DHHS and the Departments of Labor and Treasury.

Released: 4-Feb-2013 12:00 PM EST
ACOEM Address Hypertension as Part of American Heart Month
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

In recognition of February as American Heart Month, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine is providing tools and resources to help employers identify and respond to the impact of hypertension – a leading risk factor for heart disease – on worker health and productivity.

Released: 14-Jan-2013 3:45 PM EST
ACOEM Urges Inclusion of Worker Health Data in EHRs
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

ACOEM formally calls on federal government to take steps that would help make the inclusion of worker-health information a fundamental component of electronic health records (EHRs).


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