occupational and environmental medicine


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occupational and environmental medicine

Abbreviation: OEM
The branch of medicine concerned with work-related diseases, hazards, and injuries; working conditions; employee rehabilitation; and the regulations that pertain to these issues. Synonym: industrial medicine
See also: medicine
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The section on challenges in occupational and environmental medicine has generally useful units on reproductive hazards and workers compensation.
McLellan--who took office at ACOEM's recent 92nd annual meeting in New Orleans--stressed that the mission of occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) physicians is to champion the health and safety of workers, workplaces and environments.
(1) Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA; (2) Occupational and Environmental Safety, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA; (3) Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA; (4) Department of Environmental Sciences, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Environmental health Secrets, an overview of current issues related to environmental hazards, can serve as a valuable reference for practitioners and as a study guide for those taking certification exams in occupational and environmental medicine and environmental health.
The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine guidelines for establishing a workplace program recommend the following actions:
In the just-released January Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the researchers report that volunteers with the greatest occupational exposure to volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) exhibited the most sway.
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