Public Affairshttp://www.acoem.org/RSS/Default.aspx?FolderID=37765High Rate of Drug/Alcohol-Related Deaths in WTC Survivorshttp://www.acoem.org/WTC10-18.aspx <p> High Rate of Drug/Alcohol-Related Deaths in WTC Survivors 2018-10-22 Rescue and Recovery Work and PTSD Are Among the Risk Factors People who were exposed to the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center (WTC) have elevated rates of alcohol- or drug-related death, reports a study in the October issue of</p> Marianne DregerMon, 22 Oct 2018 19:23:22 GMTComputer Prompts to Take Breaks from Sitting Lead to Lower Blood Pressurehttp://www.acoem.org/BPApp2018.aspx <p> Computer Prompts to Take Sitting Breaks Lead to Lower Blood Pressure 2018-09-20 Trial of 'e-Health Solution' to Increasing Non-Exercise Physical Activity A computer app prompting desk workers to take breaks from sitting leads to significant and lasting reductions in blood pressure, reports a trial in the S</p> Marianne DregerMon, 22 Oct 2018 19:13:40 GMTComputer Prompts to Take Sitting Breaks Lead to Lower Blood Pressurehttp://www.acoem.org/BPApp9-18.aspx <p> Computer Prompts to Take Sitting Breaks Lead to Lower Blood Pressure 2018-09-21 Trial of &#39;e-Health Solution&#39; to Increasing Non-Exercise Physical Activity A computer app prompting desk workers to take breaks from sitting leads to significant and lasting reductions in blood pressure, reports a trial in the S</p> Marianne DregerMon, 22 Oct 2018 16:57:53 GMTTime for Employers to Consider Social Determinants of Healthhttp://www.acoem.org/socfac8-18.aspx <p> Time for Employers to Consider Social Determinants of Health 2018-08-24 Social Factors Affect Workers&#39; Health, Employer Costs, Business Performance A wide range of social factors have a major influence on employees&#39; health — and thus on employers&#39; bottom line, reports a &quot;fast-track&quot; paper in the August issu</p> Marianne DregerMon, 22 Oct 2018 16:23:42 GMTOccupational Noise-Induced Hearing Loss(1)http://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=7392&id=18446 <p> Occupational Noise-Induced Hearing Loss 2018-09-28 http:///uploadedFiles/Occupational_Noise_Induced_Hearing_Loss JOEM.pdf </p> Marianne DregerFri, 19 Oct 2018 18:23:32 GMTThe Role of the Professional Supervisor in the Audiometric Testing Component of Hearing Conservation Programshttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=7392&id=18444 <p> The Role of the Professional Supervisor in the Audiometric Testing Component of Hearing Conservation Programs 2018-09-27 http://www.acoem.org/uploadedFiles/Public_Affairs/Policies_And_Position_Statements/Guidelines/Guidelines/Role_of_the_Professional_Supervisor JOEM.pdf </p> Marianne DregerFri, 19 Oct 2018 18:19:56 GMTACOEM Responds to OSHA Proposed Rulemaking on Tracking Workplace Injuries/Illnesseshttp://www.acoem.org/NPRTrackingInj.aspx <p> ACOEM Responds to OSHA Proposed Rulemaking on Tracking Workplace Injuries/Illnesses 2018-10-02 September 27, 2018 OSHA Docket Office Docket No. OSHA–2013–0023 Room N–3653 U.S. Department of Labor 200 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20210 Re: Docket No. OSHA–2013–0023 To Whom It May Concern: The A</p> Marianne DregerTue, 02 Oct 2018 14:38:58 GMTACOEM Responds to Proposed Changes to 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedulehttp://www.acoem.org/2019MedFee.aspx <p> ACOEM Responds to Proposed Changes to 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule 2018-09-21 September 6, 2018 The Honorable Seema Verma Administrator Centers for Medicare &amp;amp; Medicaid Services U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 445–G 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washingt</p> Marianne DregerThu, 27 Sep 2018 13:09:36 GMTManaging Obesity in the Workplace − New Guidance from ACOEMhttp://www.acoem.org/obesguid2018.aspx <p> Managing Obesity in the Workplace − New Guidance from ACOEM 2018-01-08 Evidence Supports Access to Bariatric Surgery and Other Obesity Treatments Effective prevention and treatment steps—including coverage for bariatric surgery, when indicated—can help employers to control the health and economic impact of </p> Marianne DregerSat, 28 Jul 2018 17:04:31 GMTNurses in Worse Health Make More Medical Errorshttp://www.acoem.org/nursehlth2018.aspx <p> Nurses in Worse Health Make More Medical Errors 2018-02-22 Good Support for Workplace Wellness Linked to Better Perceived Health Nurses who rate themselves as being in suboptimal health are more likely to make medical errors, reports a study in the February Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medi</p> Marianne DregerSat, 28 Jul 2018 17:03:29 GMTConcussions Are Common in Theater Workershttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=7392&id=18357 <p> Concussions Are Common in Theater Workers 2018-03-15 Theater Technicians and Actors Report High Rates of Head Impacts Two-thirds of theater technicians and actors have experienced head impacts related to working in theater environments, according to a survey study in the March Journal of Occupation</p> Marianne DregerSat, 28 Jul 2018 17:02:32 GMT'Call to Action' on Mental Health and Well-Being in the Workplacehttp://www.acoem.org/CallMH.aspx <p> 'Call to Action' on Mental Health and Well-Being in the Workplace 2018-04-12 Experts Prioritize Four Projects to Improve Employee Mental Health What steps can employers take to reduce the high costs and health impact of mental health issues? An expert Advisory Council has developed a set of recommendati</p> Marianne DregerSat, 28 Jul 2018 17:01:32 GMTHigher 'Culture of Health' Scores Linked to Lower Health Care Cost Trendshttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=7392&id=18406 <p> Higher 'Culture of Health' Scores Linked to Lower Health Care Cost Trends 2018-06-28 Improving Corporate Health Can 'Bend the Curve' on Health Costs Companies with higher 'culture of health' assessment scores (CHAS) show more progress toward controlling health care costs, reports a study in the June Journ</p> Marianne DregerSat, 28 Jul 2018 17:00:37 GMT'Productive Aging' Is Key to Addressing the Aging Workforcehttp://www.acoem.org/age.aspx <p> 'Productive Aging' Is Key to Addressing the Aging Workforce 2018-05-31 'Productive Aging' Is Key to Addressing the Aging Workforce Experts Outline Four Elements of Framework for Productive Aging With unprecedented demographic trends leading to an aging workforce, a new emphasis on productive</p> Marianne DregerSat, 28 Jul 2018 16:59:42 GMTWisconsin Physician New President of Occupational Medical Societyhttp://www.acoem.org/DrBuchta.aspx <p> Wisconsin Physician New President of Occupational Medical Society 2018-07-22 On May 2, William G. Buchta, MD, MS, MPH, FACOEM, a renowned expert in medical center occupational health, was installed as President of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), the nation’s largest med</p> Marianne DregerSat, 28 Jul 2018 16:57:45 GMTDefining Worker Well-Being – Experts Propose New Frameworkhttp://www.acoem.org/WBFrame.aspx <p> Defining Worker Well-Being – Experts Propose New Framework 2018-07-20 Starting Point for NIOSH Efforts to Improve Occupational Safety and Health How do we define and measure worker well-being? A proposed conceptual framework, with implications for future efforts to improve occupational safety and health,</p> Marianne DregerSat, 28 Jul 2018 16:56:29 GMTACOEM Expresses Concerns to EPA Regarding Agency’s Proposed Rule on Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Sciencehttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=7392&id=18408 <p> ACOEM Expresses Concerns to EPA Regarding Agency’s Proposed Rule on Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science 2018-07-12 July 9, 2018 The Honorable Andrew Wheeler Acting Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20460 Subject: Strengthening Transp</p> Marianne DregerFri, 20 Jul 2018 18:17:14 GMTACOEM Comments to FDA on Opioid Prescribing Activityhttp://www.acoem.org/FDAopiod.aspx <p> ACOEM Comments to FDA on Opioid Prescribing Activity 2018-03-21 March 15, 2018 Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305) U.S. Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 Re: FDA–2017–N–6502 To Whom It May Concern: On behalf of the American College of Occup</p> Marianne DregerWed, 25 Apr 2018 19:36:19 GMTNewshttp://www.acoem.org/News.aspx Patrick PoerFri, 23 Mar 2018 23:26:29 GMTFitness-for-Duty Assessments of Industrial Firefighters: Guidance for Occupational Medicine Physicia(1)http://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=7392&id=18343 <p> Fitness-for-Duty Assessments of Industrial Firefighters: Guidance for Occupational Medicine Physicians 2018-02-10 http://www.acoem.org/uploadedFiles/Public_Affairs/Policies_And_Position_Statements/Guidelines/Guidelines/Fitness_for_Duty_Assessments_of_Industrial.14 (1).pdf </p> Marianne DregerFri, 02 Mar 2018 15:27:07 GMTResponsibilities of the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Provider in the Treatment and Prevention of Climate Change-Related Health Problemshttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=7392&id=18342 <p> Responsibilities of the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Provider in the Treatment and Prevention of Climate Change-Related Health Problems 2018-02-08 http://www.acoem.org/uploadedFiles/Public_Affairs/Policies_And_Position_Statements/Guidelines/Guidelines/Responsibilities_of_the_Occupational_and</p> Marianne DregerThu, 15 Feb 2018 17:28:29 GMTObesity in the Workplace: Impact, Outcomes, and Recommendationshttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=7392&id=18325 <p> Obesity in the Workplace: Impact, Outcomes, and Recommendations 2018-01-30 /uploadedFiles/Public_Affairs/Policies_And_Position_Statements/Guidelines/Guidelines/Obesity_in_the_Workplace_Impact_Outcomes.pdf </p> Jeri GarciaTue, 30 Jan 2018 20:35:57 GMTAn IOMSC Toolkit for Occupational Medicine Societieshttp://www.acoem.org/IOMSCkit.aspx <p> An IOMSC Toolkit for Occupational Medicine Societies 2018-01-22 Advocating for Occupational and Environmental Medicine:&#160;An IOMSC Toolkit for Occupational Medicine Societies 1 Background Occupational medicine (OM) societies, in all countries and regions, have unique opportunities to take forward the m</p> Marianne DregerMon, 22 Jan 2018 18:17:48 GMTUtilization Review in Worker’s Compensationhttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=7392&id=18300 <p> Utilization Review in Worker’s Compensation 2017-10-31 http://www.acoem.org/uploadedFiles/Public_Affairs/Policies_And_Position_Statements/Guidelines/Position_Statements/Utilization_Review_in_Worker_s_Compensation.pdf </p> Jeri GarciaWed, 13 Dec 2017 22:45:37 GMTEnhancing Worker Health Through Clinical Decision Support (Resource Reports)http://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=7392&id=18276 <p> Enhancing Worker Health Through Clinical Decision Support (Resource Reports) 2017-11-15 http://www.acoem.org/uploadedFiles/Public_Affairs/Policies_And_Position_Statements/Guidelines/Library_and_Reference_Material/NIOSH Final Reports.pdf </p> Jeri GarciaWed, 13 Dec 2017 22:41:39 GMT