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Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM)

OEM is a board-certified specialty under Preventive Medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of work-related injuries and illnesses.

Continuing Education Center

Continuing Education Center

ACOEM offers a variety of educational offerings to meet your learning needs and style. Learn about our live events, webinars, on-demand learning, board prep, and MOC. 

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ACOEM Community

ACOEM Community

The place for ACOEM members to share ideas, feedback, and connect with peers.

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Championing the Health and Safety of Workers

Championing the Health and Safety of Workers

ACOEM works closely with organizations and expert medical professionals to advance the legislative priorities that matter most to our members.

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ACOEM is the champion for physicians and workers in safe workplaces and quality environments

Founded in 1916, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is the nation’s largest medical society dedicated to promoting the health of workers through preventive medicine, clinical care, research, and education.

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Upcoming Events and Annual Conferences

Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Course

OEM Learning Center, ACOEM Headquarters

Medical Review Officer Fast Track

OEM Learning Center, ACOEM Headquarters

Scoping Review of Workplace Mental Health and Well-being Programs in Higher Education Institutions

Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths in Maryland (2018), by Industry and Occupation

Featured Practice Resources


Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Center

Commercial Driver Medical Examiners (CDMEs) play a vital role in promoting the safety of America's roadways by ensuring that commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operators are physically qualified to drive.

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Public Safety Medicine Center

ACOEM publishes guidance for medical providers who evaluate public safety employees (e.g., law enforcement officers (LEOs), correctional officers, and EMS personnel) and candidates in order to make medical qualification recommendations.

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Medical Review Officer Center

Medical Review Officers (MROs) review results from drug-testing programs and evaluate medical explanations for certain results. ACOEM is the educational provider of choice for MROs.

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ACOEM Applauds OSHA's Proposed Rulemaking for Occupational Heat Standard

ACOEM looks forward to reviewing the proposed heat injury and illness prevention standard, and engaging with OSHA to ensure the standard will effectively protect workers.

Responsible Development of Emerging Technologies: Prioritizing Worker Safety

Experience with Nanotech Has Lessons for Artificial Intelligence and Other New Technologies.

Wearable Neurotechnologies: Coming Soon to the Workplace?

Rapidly evolving neurotechnologies have the potential not only for  monitoring of brain functioning, but also for enhancing human-computer interactions. An editorial in the June Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine surveys the landscape for neuroergonomic applications in the workplace.