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Work-home interference contributes to burnout

Especially for women, lowering work-home conflicts may reduce burnout
April 11, 2014

Conflicts between work and home — in both directions — are an important contributor to the risk of burnout, suggests a study in the April Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).


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Public health experts aim to reduce costs, improve worker health care

Initiative says certain tests, treatments are unnecessary - and some even harmful
March 4, 2014

Workers who perform safety-sensitive jobs, like operating motor vehicles, forklifts, cranes, or other heavy equipment, should not be prescribed opioids for treatment of chronic or acute pain.


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Shiftworkers have more “pro-inflammatory” diets

Diet may help explain shiftwork-related chronic disease risks
February 12, 2014

People who do shiftwork are more likely to have a diet that promotes chronic inflammation — which may partly explain the health risks associated with shiftwork, reports a study in the February Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).


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Company policies may contribute to health impact on the bottom line

Insurance, time off affect business outcomes
January 15, 2014

Human resources policy in areas such as health insurance benefits, paid time off, and compensation are important "missing variables" in studies connecting health and business outcomes, according to a report in the January Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).


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Public health experts urge employers to help workers with diabetes prevention

Disease causes 15 million lost work days a year
November 1, 2013

In recognition of November as National Diabetes Month, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is urging employers to identify and respond to the impact of diabetes on worker health and productivity.


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Public health experts: Workplace wellness programs shouldn’t discriminate

February 12, 2013

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) has presented formal comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) on the proposed rule, “Incentives for Nondiscriminatory Wellness Programs in Group Health Plans” promulgated by DHHS and the Departments of Labor and Treasury.
 


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How employers can address diabetes problem

November 21, 2012

In recognition of November as National Diabetes Month, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is providing tools and resources to help employers identify and respond to the impact of diabetes on worker health and productivity.


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Family background may increase risk of back problems

Study: Prevention may need to start in early life
November 15, 2012

Work and lifestyle factors affecting the risk of disability due to low back disorders tend to be shared among family members, reports a study in the November Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).


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ACOEM campaign to help companies address chronic disease among workers

September 11, 2012

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) has announced a yearlong awareness-building campaign intended to help employers identify and respond to chronic diseases that commonly impact worker health and productivity.


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Blueprint for Health calculator expanded

June 18, 2012

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and the HCMS Group have announced an important expansion to their “Blueprint for Health” — a free internet-based calculating tool that helps employers better comprehend and analyze the impact of medical costs, absence, and work impairment among their employees.


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