Public Affairshttp://www.acoem.org/RSS/Default.aspx?FolderID=37765Enhancing 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 GarciaFri, 17 Nov 2017 22:14:00 GMTNational Safety Counci Report: Prescription Pain Medicine – A Fatal Cure for Injured Workershttp://www.acoem.org/PrescriptionPainMedicine.aspx <p> National Safety Council Report: Prescription Pain Medicine -- A Fatal Cure for Injured Workers 2015-07-22 The National Safety Council (NSC) has developed the attached report, Prescription Pain Medicine -– A Fatal Cure for Injured Workers , to educate employers on how they can protect injured workers wh</p> Jeri GarciaFri, 17 Nov 2017 22:03:01 GMTACOEM Proposed Alternative Criteria for EM Encountershttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=7392&id=18264 <p> OPIOID TREATMENT - Reed Group Guidelines 2017-08-29 http://www.acoem.org/uploadedFiles/Public_Affairs/Policies_And_Position_Statements/Guidelines/Library_and_Reference_Material/OPIOID TREATMENT - Reed Group Guidelines.pdf </p> Jeri GarciaThu, 12 Oct 2017 04:10:48 GMTOPIOID TREATMENT - Reed Group Guidelineshttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=7392&id=18215 <p> OPIOID TREATMENT - Reed Group Guidelines 2017-08-29 http://www.acoem.org/uploadedFiles/Public_Affairs/Policies_And_Position_Statements/Guidelines/Library_and_Reference_Material/OPIOID TREATMENT - Reed Group Guidelines.pdf </p> Jeri GarciaWed, 11 Oct 2017 03:54:02 GMTReference Materialhttp://www.acoem.org/Reference_Material.aspx Patrick PoerWed, 11 Oct 2017 03:45:02 GMT'Khamisiyah Plume' Linked to Brain and Memory Effects in Gulf War Vetshttp://www.acoem.org/plume.aspx <p> 'Khamisiyah Plume' Linked to Brain and Memory Effects in Gulf War Vets 2017-10-11 Study Supports Lasting Harms of Exposure to Chemical Weapons Gulf War veterans with low-level exposure to chemical weapons show lasting adverse effects on brain structure and memory function, reports a study in the October </p> Marianne DregerWed, 11 Oct 2017 13:51:46 GMTACOEM Responds to Proposed Revisions to Medicare Physician Fee Schedulehttp://www.acoem.org/MedicarePFS.aspx <p> ACOEM Responds to Proposed Revisions to Medicare Physician Fee Schedule 2017-09-18 September 11, 2017 Centers for Medicare &amp;amp; Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS–1676–P Mail Stop C4–26–05 7500 Security Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21244–1850 To Whom It May Concern: The Am</p> Marianne DregerTue, 10 Oct 2017 20:16:56 GMTOccupational Health and the Arts -- Special Report in JOEMhttp://www.acoem.org/3-ptarts.aspx <p> Occupational Health and the Arts – Special Report in JOEM 2017-09-21 Update on Occupational Hazards in Visual and Performing Arts Painters, actors, and other artists face a wide range of hazardous occupational exposures and working conditions, according to a special article collection in the September J</p> Marianne DregerThu, 21 Sep 2017 14:42:41 GMTACOEM Comments on Future Direction of OSHA Voluntary Protection Programshttp://www.acoem.org/commentvvp.aspx <p> ACOEM Comments on Future Direction of OSHA Voluntary Protection Programs 2017-09-11 September 6, 2017 U.S. Department of Labor OSHA Docket Office Room N-3653 200 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington D.C. 20210 Re: Docket No. OSHA -2017-0009 To Whom It May Concern: The American College of Occupational and Env</p> Marianne DregerTue, 19 Sep 2017 15:15:29 GMTACOEM Objects to Proposed Changes to EPA National Ambient Air Quality Standardhttp://www.acoem.org/ozone.aspx <p> ACOEM Objects to Proposed Changes to EPA National Ambient Air Quality Standard 2017-09-07 September 5, 2017 The Honorable John Barrasso, Chair Committee on Environment and Public Works U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Thomas R. Carper Ranking Member,&#160;Committee on Environment and Public Works U.</p> Marianne DregerTue, 19 Sep 2017 14:59:37 GMTACOEM Urges OSHA Not to Revoke Ancillary Provisions of Beryllium Rulehttp://www.acoem.org/beryl9-2017.aspx <p> ACOEM Urges OSHA Not to Revoke Ancillary Provisions of Beryllium Rule 2017-09-01 Revoking provisions for construction and shipyard sectors puts workers at risk for beryllium disease In response to a call for comments, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is strongly urging</p> Marianne DregerWed, 06 Sep 2017 13:35:12 GMTThe Personal Physician's Role in Helping Patients With Medical Conditions Stay at Work or Return to Workhttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=7392&id=18190 <p> The Personal Physician&#39;s Role in Helping Patients With Medical Conditions Stay at Work or Return to Work 2017-06-12 http://www.acoem.org/uploadedFiles/Public_Affairs/Policies_And_Position_Statements/Guidelines/Position_Statements/The_Personal_Physician_s_Role_in_Helping_Patients.21.pdf </p> Jeri GarciaWed, 30 Aug 2017 15:54:43 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, 30 Aug 2017 15:54:19 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 DregerWed, 30 Aug 2017 15:54:13 GMTProvisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 2010http://www.acoem.org/PatientProtectionAffordableCare.aspx <p>Provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 2010 2010 03 25 (Became law on March 23, 2010) Wellness Incentives (Sec. 1201) – Codifies an amended version of the HIPAA wellness program</p> Bud RomanoWed, 30 Aug 2017 15:52:10 GMTAdvancing Value-Based Medicine: Why Integrating Functional Outcomes With Clinical Measures Is Critical to Our Health Care Futurehttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=7392&id=18124 <p> Advancing Value-Based Medicine - Why Integrating Functional Outcomes With Clinical Measures Is Critical to Our Health Care Future 2017-04-14 http://www.acoem.org/uploadedFiles/Public_Affairs/Policies_And_Position_Statements/Guidelines/Position_Statements/Advancing_Value_Based_Medicine Functional Outcom</p> Jeri GarciaTue, 29 Aug 2017 19:57:15 GMTInteraction of Health Care Worker Health and Patient Health and Safety in the US Health Care System: Recommendations From the 2016 Summithttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=7392&id=18213 <p> Interaction of Health Care Worker Health and Patient Health and Safety in the US Health Care System: Recommendations From the 2016 Summit 2017-08-29 http://www.acoem.org/uploadedFiles/Public_Affairs/Policies_And_Position_Statements/Guidelines/Position_Statements/Interaction_of_Health_Care_Worker_Health</p> Jeri GarciaTue, 29 Aug 2017 19:54:29 GMTWorkplace Lead Exposurehttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=7392&id=17852 <p> Workplace Lead Exposure 2016-12-12 http://www.acoem.org/uploadedFiles/Public_Affairs/Policies_And_Position_Statements/Guidelines/Position_Statements/Workplace_Lead_Exposure.pdf </p> Jeri GarciaTue, 29 Aug 2017 19:48:10 GMTACOEM Comments on OSHA Proposal to Revoke Ancillary Provisions of Beryllium Rule for Construction and Shipyardshttp://www.acoem.org/Be2.aspx <p> ACOEM Comments on OSHA Proposal to Revoke Ancillary Provisions of Beryllium Rule for Construction and Shipyards 2017-08-29 August 28, 2017 OSHA Docket Office Docket No. OSHA–H005C–2006–0870 U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-&#173;2625 200 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20210 To Whom It May Concern: The A</p> Marianne DregerTue, 29 Aug 2017 15:38:25 GMTACOEM Disappointed DOT Has Withdrawn Proposed Rule to Screen Safety-Sensitive Personnel for Obstructive Sleep Apneahttp://www.acoem.org/DOTOSA.aspx <p> ACOEM Disappointed DOT Has Withdrawn Proposed Rule to Screen Safety-Sensitive Personnel for Obstructive Sleep Apnea 2017-08-21 The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is disappointed that the U.S. Department of Transportation has withdrawn its Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemak</p> Marianne DregerMon, 21 Aug 2017 19:40:34 GMTTest May Help Identify Veterans with Deployment-Related Lung Diseasehttp://www.acoem.org/Vetlungdis.aspx <p> Test May Help Identify Veterans with Deployment-Related Lung Disease 2017-08-17 Noninvasive Lung Clearance Index Test Shows Promise A test called the lung clearance index (LCI) is superior to standard tests in identifying patients with lung disease related to military deployment, suggests a study in the Aug</p> Marianne DregerMon, 21 Aug 2017 13:06:41 GMTCDC Program Helps Smaller Companies Invest in Employee Healthhttp://www.acoem.org/CDC7-17.aspx <p> CDC Program Helps Smaller Companies Invest in Employee Health 2017-07-14 Participating Employers Offer More Evidence-Based Health Interventions Small- to mid-size employers participating in a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) program increased their investment in evidence-based interventions </p> Marianne DregerMon, 21 Aug 2017 12:59:04 GMTLegislative Action Centerhttp://www.acoem.org/LegislativeActionCenter.aspx <p>Legislative Action Center</p> Jeri GarciaTue, 27 Jun 2017 02:38:19 GMTAction Center - Testhttp://www.acoem.org/ActionCenterTest.aspx <p>ACOEM Action Center Add content here. Add content here. Add content here. </p> Bud RomanoTue, 27 Jun 2017 17:10:46 GMTHigh Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Commercial Drivershttp://www.acoem.org/OSAinCD.aspx <p> High Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Commercial Drivers 2017-06-19 Review Looks at Occupational Risk Factors for Sleep Apnea About 40% of commercial drivers may have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), suggests a research review in the June Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Paul D. Blanc</p> Marianne DregerMon, 19 Jun 2017 13:52:46 GMT