Public Affairshttp://www.acoem.org/RSS/Default.aspx?FolderID=37765Principles for Ensuring the Safe Management of Pain Medication Prescriptions by Occupational and Environmental Medicine Physicianshttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=7392&id=17834 <p> Principles for Ensuring the Safe Management of Pain Medication Prescriptions by Occupational and Environmental Medicine Physicians 2016-11-30 http://www.acoem.org//uploadedFiles/Public_Affairs/Policies_And_Position_Statements/Guidelines/Guidelines/2016%20-Revised%20Principles%20for%20Ensuring%20Safe%20</p> Bud RomanoWed, 30 Nov 2016 21:28:29 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 DregerThu, 17 Nov 2016 14:42:44 GMTACOEM Comments on Task Report on Insulin Treated Diabetes Mellitus and CMV Drivershttp://www.acoem.org/InsulinCMV.aspx <p> ACOEM Comments on Task Report on Insulin Treated Diabetes Mellitus and CMV Drivers 2016-11-16 November 8, 2016 Docket Management Facility U.S. Department of Transportation Room W12–140 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20590–0001 Docket No. FMCSA–2005–23151 To Whom It May Concern: On behalf of the </p> Marianne DregerWed, 16 Nov 2016 21:45:52 GMTFeeling Emotionally Attached to Work Leads to Improved Well-Beinghttp://www.acoem.org/attached.aspx <p> Feeling Emotionally Attached to Work Leads to Improved Well-Being 2015-11-11 Study Shows Benefits of “Affective Organizational Commitment” Workers who feel emotionally attached to and identify with their work have better psychological well-being, reports a study in the November Journal of Occupational and </p> Bud RomanoThu, 10 Nov 2016 14:43:38 GMTBrent Pawlecki, MD, MMM, Honored with 2015 Global Leadership in Corporate Health Awardhttp://www.acoem.org/BPawl.aspx <p> Brent Pawlecki, MD, MMM, Honored with 2015 Global Leadership in Corporate Health Award 2015-10-14 Brent Pawlecki, MD, MMM, is the 2015 recipient of the Global Leadership in Corporate Health Award, recognizing his career as a proponent of workplace health. The award, sponsored by the American College of Occupat</p> Bud RomanoThu, 10 Nov 2016 14:43:03 GMTFocus on Well-Being Improves Worker Health While Lowering Costshttp://www.acoem.org/CDHP.aspx <p> Focus on Well-Being Improves Worker Health While Lowering Costs 2015-10-14 Savings Over Five Years During Transition to Consumer-Driven Health Plan One company&#39;s program to improve employee well-being led to improvements in worker health and productivity while decreasing health care costs, reports a case st</p> Bud RomanoThu, 10 Nov 2016 14:42:48 GMTProgram to Reduce Work-Family Conflict Pays for Itselfhttp://www.acoem.org/Payitself.aspx <p> Program to Reduce Work-Family Conflict Pays for Itself 2015-09-09 Workplace Intervention Shows Return on Investment for Employers An effective program to reduce work-family conflict (WFC) leads to reduced turnover and other cost savings for employers, reports a study in the September Journal of Occupati</p> Bud RomanoThu, 10 Nov 2016 14:42:14 GMTJob Strain Linked to Increased Sick Leave Due to Mental Disordershttp://www.acoem.org/mhsickleave.aspx <p> Job Strain Linked to Increased Sick Leave Due to Mental Disorders 2015-08-12 Improving Work Psychosocial Factors May Reduce Mental Health Sick Leave Workers with high job demands and job strain are at increased risk of sick leave due to mental disorders, reports a study in the August Journal of Occupationa</p> Bud RomanoThu, 10 Nov 2016 14:41:55 GMT'Farm-to-Table' Model Shows Occupational Health Risks in Food Industryhttp://www.acoem.org/farmtable.aspx <p> &#39;Farm-to-Table&#39; Model Shows Occupational Health Risks in Food Industry 2015-07-13 Work-Related Injury and Death Rates Higher Than in Other Industries Workers involved in nearly every step of the modern food industry are at increased risk of occupational illness/injury and death, compared to other industries</p> Bud RomanoThu, 10 Nov 2016 14:41:25 GMTWorkplace Weight Management Lowers Costs, Improves Quality of Lifehttp://www.acoem.org/weightQOL.aspx <p> Workplace Weight Management Lowers Costs, Improves Quality of Life 2016-11-10 Program Has Benefits Even for Participants Who Don't Lose Weight Employees who participate in a workplace weight management program—even those without significant weight loss—have reduced health care costs and improved quality of l</p> Marianne DregerThu, 10 Nov 2016 14:20:16 GMTOccupational Fatigue—New Insights on Causes and Consequenceshttp://www.acoem.org/tired.aspx <p> Occupational Fatigue—New Insights on Causes and Consequences 2016-10-10 Review Shows Mental and Physical Toll of Workplace Fatigue Sleep loss and poor working conditions are the most important causes of occupational fatigue—which can impair mental and physical performance with the potential for serious erro</p> Marianne DregerMon, 10 Oct 2016 19:11:47 GMTOverweight 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 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 GMT