Public Affairshttp://www.acoem.org/RSS/Default.aspx?FolderID=37765Overweight and Obesity Linked to High Workers' Compensation Costshttp://www.acoem.org/obwcomp.aspx <p> Overweight and Obesity Linked to High Workers&#39; Compensation Costs 2016-09-14 Effect Is Limited to Workers with More-Serious Injuries Obese and overweight workers are more likely to incur high costs related to workers’ compensation claims for major injuries, reports a study in the September Journal of Occup</p> Marianne DregerWed, 14 Sep 2016 16:25:52 GMTCongress Urged to Preserve FY 2017 Funding for NIOSH Total Worker Health Programhttp://www.acoem.org/TWH2017.aspx <p> Congress Urged to Preserve FY 2017 Funding for NIOSHs Total Worker Health Program 2016-08-30 August 22, 2016 The Honorable Thad Cochran Chairman Senate Appropriations Committee United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Barbara Mikulski Ranking Member Senate Appropriatio</p> Bud RomanoTue, 30 Aug 2016 18:51:34 GMTACOEM Joins Coalition Urging Change to CBO Scoring Rules for Disease Prevention Programshttp://www.acoem.org/100.aspx <p> ACOEM Joins Coalition Urging Change to CBO Scoring Rules for Disease Prevention Programs 2016-08-30 August 17, 2016 Dear Senators King, Cardin, Crapo, Shaheen, and Udall: The undersigned organizations, representing healthcare groups, associations, patients, and employers, would like to express our support fo</p> Marianne DregerTue, 30 Aug 2016 14:10:22 GMTACOEM Supports Preventive Health Savings Acthttp://www.acoem.org/savingact.aspx <p> ACOEM Supports Preventive Health Savings Act 2016-08-25 July 26, 2016 The Honorable Angus King United States Senate Washington, DC 201510 Dear Senator: On behalf of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), I am writing to express our strong support for S. 3126, the Preventiv</p> Marianne DregerThu, 25 Aug 2016 16:47:43 GMTACOEM Sees Adoption of Properly Designed Drug Formularies in Workers’ Compensation As an Opportunity to Improve Medical Carehttp://www.acoem.org/formulary.aspx <p> ACOEM Sees Adoption of Drug Formularies in Workers’ Compensation As an Opportunity to Improve Medical Care 2016-08-25 As the number of states establishing workers’ compensation drug formularies continues to increase, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) has issued a position </p> Marianne DregerThu, 25 Aug 2016 15:00:10 GMTDrug Formularies in Workers’ Compensation Systemshttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=7392&id=17725 <p> Drug Formularies in Workers’ Compensation Systems 2016-08-19 http://www.acoem.org//uploadedFiles/Public_Affairs/Policies_And_Position_Statements/Guidelines/Position_Statements/DrugFormulariesinWorkersCompensationSystems.pdf </p> Bud RomanoFri, 19 Aug 2016 18:58:15 GMTRoutine Use of Pertussis Vaccine in Adultshttp://www.acoem.org/PertussisVaccine.aspx <p>Routine Use of Pertussis Vaccine in Adults 2008 09 04 Pertussis has long been thought of as a disease effectively prevented by the childhood vaccine series. However, it is now recognized that there is gradual loss</p> Marianne DregerMon, 15 Aug 2016 14:30:10 GMTIn Gulf War Veterans, High Symptoms Predict Future Chronic Diseasehttp://www.acoem.org/GWVAug1016.aspx <p> In Gulf War Veterans, High Symptoms Predict Future Chronic Disease 2016-08-10 Study Shows Rising Rates of Obesity and Alcohol Use over Time Gulf War veterans who report many different symptoms are at high risk of developing various chronic diseases during long-term follow-up, reports a study in the August </p> Marianne DregerWed, 10 Aug 2016 19:58:39 GMTACOEM Joins Coalition in Opposing Funding Cuts for CDC's Office on Smoking and Healthhttp://www.acoem.org/quitline.aspx <p> ACOEM Joins Coalition in Opposing Funding Cuts for CDC&#39;s Office on Smoking and Health 2016-07-25 July 12, 2016 The Honorable Harold Rogers Chairman, Committee on Appropriations United States House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Nita Lowey Ranking Member, Committee on Appropriat</p> Marianne DregerMon, 25 Jul 2016 19:27:02 GMTACOEM Urges OSA Screening of Asymptomatic Adults in Safety-Sensitive Jobshttp://www.acoem.org/AsymptoOSA.aspx <p> ACOEM Urges OSA Screening of Asymptomatic Adults in Safety-Sensitive Jobs 2016-07-13 July 7, 2016 USPSTF Coordinator c/o USPSTF 540 Gaither Road Rockville, MD 20850&#160; To Whom It May Concern:&#160; The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) appreciates the opportunity to co</p> Marianne DregerWed, 13 Jul 2016 20:49:22 GMTGulf War Veterans Still Have High Rate of Multisymptom Illnesshttp://www.acoem.org/GFWar.aspx <p> Gulf War Veterans Still Have High Rate of Multisymptom Illness 2016-07-13 Risk of Unexplained Symptoms Higher Than in Iraq/Afghanistan Vets Veterans of the Gulf War are more than twice as likely to have medically unexplained symptoms known as "multisymptom illness" (MSI), compared to Iraq/Afghanistan War</p> Marianne DregerWed, 13 Jul 2016 20:37:44 GMTACOEM Praises Passage of TSCA Reform Billhttp://www.acoem.org/TSCA2016.aspx <p> ACOEM Praises Passage of TSCA Reform Bill 2016-06-22 Statement attributable to: James A. Tacci, MD, JD, MPH (FACOEM) President, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine “Passage of reforms to the Toxic Substances Control Act by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and the signing</p> Marianne DregerWed, 22 Jun 2016 16:59:35 GMTACOEM Calls for Public Health Response to Gun Violence Crisishttp://www.acoem.org/guns.aspx <p> ACOEM Calls for Public Health Response to Gun Violence Crisis 2006-08-28 June 20, 1016 James A. Tacci, MD, JD, President of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), issued the following statement today regarding gun violence as a growing public health issue: “The epidemic of g</p> Bud RomanoMon, 20 Jun 2016 20:00:25 GMTACOEM Comments on FMCSA Proposal to Permit Insulin-Treated Diabetics to Operate CMVs without Obtaining Exemptionshttp://www.acoem.org/diabeticexemp.aspx <p> ACOEM Comments on FMCSA Proposal to Permit Insulin-Treated Diabetics to Operate CMVs without Obtaining Exemptions 2015-07-16 July 6, 2015 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Docket Services (M-30) U.S. Department of Transportation West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE </p> Bud RomanoFri, 17 Jun 2016 15:32:03 GMTACOEM Responds to SAMHSA Proposal to Include Oral Fluid Testing in Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programshttp://www.acoem.org/oralfluid.aspx <p> ACOEM Responds to SAMHSA Proposal to Include Oral Fluid Testing in Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs 2015-07-15 July 14, 2015 SAMHSA Attention: Division of Workplace Programs 1 Choke Cherry Rd. Room 7 —&#160;1045 Rockville, MD 20850 RE: Docket SAMHSA —&#160;2015 —&#160;0002 and SAMHSA —&#160;20</p> Bud RomanoFri, 17 Jun 2016 15:31:34 GMTRheumatoid Arthritis Carries High Costs for Employershttp://www.acoem.org/RA.aspx <p> Rheumatoid Arthritis Carries High Costs for Employers 2015-06-11 National Costs for RA Absenteeism Exceed $250 Million per Year Employees with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are more likely to have work absences, leading to high excess costs for employers, reports a study in the June Journal of Occupational and</p> Bud RomanoFri, 17 Jun 2016 15:30:43 GMTACOEM Provides Comments to EEOC Regarding Proposed ADA Amendmentshttp://www.acoem.org/ADA2015.aspx <p> ACOEM Provides Comments to EEOC Regarding Proposed ADA Amendments 2015-06-25 June 22, 2015 Bernadette B. Wilson Acting Executive Officer Executive Secretariat U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 131 M Street, NE Washington, DC 20507 Re: RIN 3046-AB01 Dear Ms. Wilson: I am writing on behalf of the</p> Bud RomanoFri, 17 Jun 2016 15:30:16 GMTACOEM Responds to Senate Finance Committee Regarding Improving Care for Medicare Patients with Chronic Conditionshttp://www.acoem.org/Medicare.aspx <p> ACOEM Responds to Senate Finance Committee Regarding Improving Care for Medicare Patients with Chronic Conditions 2015-06-25 June 22, 2015 The Honorable Orrin Hatch Chair, Finance Committee U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Johnny Isakson U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Ron Wyd</p> Bud RomanoFri, 17 Jun 2016 15:29:54 GMTACOEM Urges Inclusion of Industry/Occupation Information for Certification in Meaningful Uses Stage 3http://www.acoem.org/IOStage3.aspx <p> ACOEM Urges Inclusion of Industry/Occupation Information for Certification in Meaningful Uses Stage 3 2015-06-04 May 29, 2015 Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Suite 729D 200 Independence Ave, SW Washington, DC 20201 Attention: 2015 Edition Health IT Certi</p> Bud RomanoFri, 17 Jun 2016 15:29:06 GMTACOEM Comments on IRS Excise Tax on High Cost Employer-Sponsored Health Coveragehttp://www.acoem.org/IRStax.aspx <p> ACOEM Comments on IRS Excise Tax on High Cost Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage 2015-05-26 May 15, 2015 CC: PA: LPD: PR (Notice 2015–16),&#160;Room 5203 Internal Revenue Service P.O. Box 7604 Ben Franklin Station Washington, DC 20044 Re: Notice 2015-16 To Whom It May Concern: I am writing on behalf of the Ame</p> Bud RomanoFri, 17 Jun 2016 15:28:42 GMTACOEM Responds to ANPRM on Evaluating Safety-Sensitive Personnel for OSAhttp://www.acoem.org/SSOSA.aspx <p> ACOEM Responds to ANPRM on Evaluating Safety-Sensitive Personnel for OSA 2016-06-13 June 8, 2016 Docket Management Facility U.S. Department of Transportation Room W12-140 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE West Building, Ground Floor Washington, DC 20590-0001 Re: Docket Numbers FMCSA–2015–0419 and FRA–2015–0111 To</p> Marianne DregerMon, 13 Jun 2016 00:53:12 GMT“Occupational Complexity” Linked to Better Cognitive Performancehttp://www.acoem.org/ONET.aspx <p> “Occupational Complexity” Linked to Better Cognitive Performance 2016-06-10 Intellectually Challenging Jobs May Help Promote “Cognitive Reserve” Working in a more intellectually challenging job is associated with better memory and other aspects of cognitive functioning, reports a study in the June Journal </p> Marianne DregerFri, 10 Jun 2016 21:05:22 GMTAnaphylaxis Awareness in the Workplacehttp://www.acoem.org/Anaphylaxis.aspx <p> </p> Bud RomanoTue, 31 May 2016 19:41:30 GMTAre Low Wages an Occupational Health Hazard?http://www.acoem.org/lowedit.aspx <p> Are Low Wages an Occupational Health Hazard? 2016-05-10 Raising Minimum Wage Would Have Health Benefits, Evidence Suggests Low wages should be recognized as an occupational health threat, according to an editorial in the May Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication</p> Marianne DregerTue, 10 May 2016 20:25:26 GMTErickson Living Receives ACOEM’s Corporate Health Achievement Awardhttp://www.acoem.org/CHAA2016.aspx <p> Erickson Living Receives ACOEM’s Corporate Health Achievement Award 2016-04-28 National developer and manager of senior living communities honored for its outstanding health, safety and environmental practices Citing the company’s success in nurturing an innovative culture of health and safety for its</p> Marianne DregerThu, 28 Apr 2016 19:31:05 GMT