Public Affairshttp://www.acoem.org/RSS/Default.aspx?FolderID=37765ACOEM 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 GMTCan Training Help Make Employees More Resilient?http://www.acoem.org/resilient.aspx <p> Can Training Help Make Employees More Resilient? 2016-04-25 Practical Intervention Shows Increases in Workforce Resilience A five-hour educational program can promote resilience among employees facing downsizing and restructuring, according to a study in the April Journal of Occupational and Environmental </p> Marianne DregerMon, 25 Apr 2016 20:26:49 GMTTransforming Workplace Health and Safety through Accountable Care Organizations and the Patient Centered Medical Home: New Pathways for Employershttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=7392&id=17545 <p> Transforming Workplace Health and Safety through Accountable Care Organizations and the Patient Centered Medical Home: New Pathways for Employers 2016-04-06 http://www.acoem.org/uploadedFiles/Public_Affairs/ACO%20Paper%202016%20ver%206.pdf </p> Bud RomanoWed, 06 Apr 2016 16:08:44 GMTAmicus Brief in Support of EPA Clean Power Planhttp://www.acoem.org/AmicusBrief_EPACleanPowerPlan.aspx <p> Amicus Brief in Support of EPA Clean Power Plan 2016-04-01 April 1, 2016 Today, ACOEM joined a broad collection of medical professional organizations in submitting an amicus brief in the case of State of West Virginia, et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, et al. supporting the EPA’s</p> Bud RomanoFri, 01 Apr 2016 19:52:44 GMTUnited States' Standards and Practices on Workplace Safety and Health: Considerations for Employers with Overseas Employeeshttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=7392&id=17468 <p> United States&#39; Standards and Practices on Workplace Safety and Health: Considerations for Employers with Overseas Employees 2015-11-01 http://www.acoem.org/uploadedFiles/Public_Affairs/Policies_And_Position_Statements/Guidelines/Guidelines/US%20Standards%20and%20Practices%20on%20Workplace%20Safety%20an</p> Bud RomanoMon, 28 Mar 2016 18:30:53 GMTACOEM Installs New Officers and Directors at AOHC 2015http://www.acoem.org/BOD2015-16.aspx <p> ACOEM Installs New Officers and Directors at AOHC 2015 2015-05-12 Mark A. Roberts, MD, PhD, MPH, FACOEM, Principal Scientist at Exponent, Inc., in Chicago, Ill. was installed as the new president of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), the nation’s largest association repre</p> Bud RomanoWed, 23 Mar 2016 20:43:49 GMTDr. Paul Brandt-Rauf Receives Highest Honor in Occupational and Environmental Medicinehttp://www.acoem.org/BrandtRauf.aspx <p> Dr. Paul Brandt-Rauf Receives Highest Honor in Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2015-05-12 Renowned educator/researcher recognized for lifetime achievements in occupational and environmental medicine The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), an international medical soc</p> Bud RomanoWed, 23 Mar 2016 20:43:28 GMTDr. Glenn Pransky Receives ACOEM’s Health Achievement Awardhttp://www.acoem.org/GPransky.aspx <p> Dr. Glenn Pransky Receives ACOEM’s Health Achievement Award 2015-05-12 Recognized for his leadership in workplace disability prevention The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), an international medical society, honored Glenn S. Pransky, MD, MOccH, FACOEM, with the ACOEM Healt</p> Bud RomanoWed, 23 Mar 2016 20:42:06 GMTDr. Natalie Hartenbaum Receives ACOEM’s Meritorious Service Awardhttp://www.acoem.org/NHartenbaum.aspx <p> Dr. Natalie Hartenbaum Receives ACOEM’s Meritorious Service Award 2015-05-12 ACOEM Past President lauded for her contributions to transportation medicine The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), an international medical society, presented its 2015 ACOEM Meritorious Service Aw</p> Bud RomanoWed, 23 Mar 2016 20:41:44 GMTRenowned Medical Educator Judith Green-McKenzie Receives ACOEM’s Excellence in Education/Research Awardhttp://www.acoem.org/JGreenMcK.aspx <p> Renowned Medical Educator Judith Green-McKenzie Receives ACOEM’s Excellence in Education/Research Award 2015-05-12 Lifetime achievement award recognizes physician’s distinguished contributions to medical education Judith Green-McKenzie, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACP, of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman Schoo</p> Bud RomanoWed, 23 Mar 2016 20:41:11 GMT