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Webinar 1.0 cme credits

Current and Complicated Issues in Commercial Driver Medical Certification (DOT Examinations)

The medical certification of commercial motor vehicle operators is governed by federal regulation, official and unofficial guidance, and current best practice. Keeping current with the changing regulatory, legal and medical issues which impact this process can be difficult. This session will update attendees on recent and pending changes in the Commercial Driver Medical Examination as well as address complicated and confusing issues. Topics will include the Medical Examiner Handbook, recent Medical Review Board meetings, the proposed alternative vision standard, and the impact of state legalization of marijuana.

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Webinar 1.5 cme credits

Occupational Ergonomics Series Part I: A New Era of Teleworking

Telework has existed for many years. The initial term used was “telecommuting” coined in 1972 by Jack Nilles. It is a work arrangement that allows an employee to perform work, during any part of regular, paid hours, at an approved alternative worksite (e.g., home, telework center). It is an important tool for achieving a resilient and results-oriented workforce. At its core, telework is people doing their work at locations different from where they would normally be doing it. This makes sense when you consider that ‘tele’ comes from the Greek word meaning “from a distance” – when combined with work it means “work from a distance.” The recent pandemic increased exponentially the number of workers in need to do their work away from their usual worksites. The lack of preparation for this sudden and forceful transition exposed workers to unprecedented occupational physical and psychosocial ergonomic risk factors. In many ways, it also affected the workflow and productivity of many employers. We will navigate through some of the lessons learned and best practices moving forward to guarantee a healthy and productive tele-workplace.

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Virtual Event 11.25 cme credits

Virtual Fall Summit

Symposium Overview Agenda subject to change Day 1 (November 12) Topics: COVID 19 Day 2 (November 13) Topics: Environmental Health Day 3 (November 14) Topics: Practice Management

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Practice Guidelines: Your ACOEM Member Benefit!

Practice Guidelines: Defining Excellence

ACOEM defines best practices for key areas of occupational medical care and disability management. Learn how to use the most effective treatment to provide better patient care.

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Special Interest

Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Center

Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Center

Commercial driver medical examiners (CDMEs) ensure that commercial vehicle operators are qualified to drive. ACOEM provides CDME training and publishes a newsletter for providers.

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Public Safety Medicine Center

Public Safety Medicine Center

OEM professionals protect workers who protect the public, including firefighters, law enforcement officers, correctional officers, and crossing guards. ACOEM publishes guidance for those who provide medical treatment to law enforcement officers (LEOs). 

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Medical Review Officer Center

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. ACOEM also publishes a newsletter for MROs.

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ACOEM News

Marijuana Users More Likely to Be Fired or Laid Off

Marijuana users more likely to be fired or laid off.

Bullying at Work Affects Mental Health — Even in Bystanders

Division-level impact shows 'contextual effect' of workplace bullying.

Studying Total Worker Health: Research Methods and Measures

Experts seek to build the research base for TWH approach.