Public Affairshttps://www.acoem.org/RSS/Default.aspx?FolderID=37765'Call to Action' on Mental Health and Well-Being in the Workplacehttps://www.acoem.org/CallMH.aspx <p> &#39;Call to Action&#39; 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 DregerWed, 02 May 2018 16:50:24 GMTACOEM Comments to FDA on Opioid Prescribing Activityhttps://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 GMTConcussions Are Common in Theater Workershttps://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 DregerTue, 03 Apr 2018 14:09:40 GMTNewshttps://www.acoem.org/News.aspx Patrick PoerFri, 23 Mar 2018 23:26:29 GMTNurses in Worse Health Make More Medical Errorshttps://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 DregerTue, 06 Mar 2018 14:06:44 GMTFitness-for-Duty Assessments of Industrial Firefighters: Guidance for Occupational Medicine Physicia(1)https://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 Problemshttps://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 Recommendationshttps://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 Societieshttps://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 GMTManaging Obesity in the Workplace − New Guidance from ACOEMhttps://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 DregerMon, 08 Jan 2018 17:53:56 GMTUtilization Review in Worker’s Compensationhttps://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)https://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 GMTWorkplace Lead Exposurehttps://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 GarciaWed, 13 Dec 2017 22:40:14 GMTAdvancing Value-Based Medicine: Why Integrating Functional Outcomes With Clinical Measures Is Critical to Our Health Care Futurehttps://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 GarciaWed, 13 Dec 2017 22:39:20 GMTInfluenza Leads to Increased Missed Work Timehttps://www.acoem.org/joem12-2017.aspx <p> Influenza Leads to Increased Missed Work Time 2017-12-07 Compared to Non-Influenza Illness, Flu Causes More Productivity Loss&#160; Employees with laboratory-confirmed influenza have more lost work time — including absences and reduced productivity while at work—compared to those with other types of acute res</p> Marianne DregerThu, 07 Dec 2017 13:23:49 GMTNew Compendium Highlights Development of Clinical Decision Support to Enhance Worker Healthhttps://www.acoem.org/NIOSH5.aspx <p> New Compendium Highlights Development of Clinical Decision Support to Enhance Worker Health 2017-11-17 A new compilation of articles published in the November issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine , describes an effort led by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health</p> Marianne DregerThu, 07 Dec 2017 12:35:10 GMTACOEM Issues Commitment Statement on NAM Action Collaborative on Clinician Resilience and Well-beinghttps://www.acoem.org/nam.aspx <p> ACOEM Issues Commitment Statement on NAM Action Collaborative on Clinician Resilience and Well-being 2017-12-05 American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Commitment Statement for&#160;NAM Action Collaborative on Clinician Resilience and Well-being &#160; Physician burnout has been called a</p> Marianne DregerTue, 05 Dec 2017 15:36:49 GMTACOEM Applauds Proposed Legislation to Combat Opioid Epidemichttps://www.acoem.org/combatopioids.aspx <p> ACOEM Applauds Proposed Legislation to Combat Opioid Epidemic 2017-12-05 December 4, 2017 The Honorable Bob Casey United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Re: S. 2004, Combating the Opioid Epidemic Act Dear Senator Casey: On behalf of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, thank</p> Marianne DregerTue, 05 Dec 2017 15:26:34 GMTACOEM Urges DOT to Rescind Portion of Its Final Rule (49CFR Part 40) on Drug-Testing Procedureshttps://www.acoem.org/rescindP40.aspx <p> ACOEM Urges DOT to Rescind Portion of Its Final Rule (49CFR Part 40) on Drug-Testing Procedures 2017-12-01 November 22, 2017 Patrice M. Kelly Director Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20590 RE: Docket Number DOT-OST-2016-0189 Recently Publis</p> Marianne DregerFri, 01 Dec 2017 12:34:07 GMTNational Safety Counci Report: Prescription Pain Medicine – A Fatal Cure for Injured Workershttps://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 17:03:01 GMTACOEM Proposed Alternative Criteria for EM Encountershttps://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 00:10:48 GMTOPIOID TREATMENT - Reed Group Guidelineshttps://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 23:54:02 GMTReference Materialhttps://www.acoem.org/Reference_Material.aspx Patrick PoerWed, 11 Oct 2017 23:45:02 GMT'Khamisiyah Plume' Linked to Brain and Memory Effects in Gulf War Vetshttps://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 09:51:46 GMTACOEM Responds to Proposed Revisions to Medicare Physician Fee Schedulehttps://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 16:16:56 GMT