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Association for Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC)

Definition - What does Association for Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) mean?

Association of occupational and environmental clinics (AOEC) is an organization committed to improving the practice of occupational and environmental medicine by facilitating prevention and treatment of occupational and environmental illnesses and injuries the through information sharing and collaborative research. It has a network of more than 60 clinics and 250 individuals. It receives financial support from agency for toxic substances and disease registry (ATSDR) and national institute for occupational safety and health (NIOSH).

Safeopedia explains Association for Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC)

Association of occupational and environmental clinics (AOEC) was founded in 1987. It has the following goals relating to occupational and environmental disease and problems:

  • Aid in identifying, reporting, and preventing health hazards and their effects

  • Provide quality clinical services

  • Provide support to diagnose and treat

  • Improve communication among clinics concerning patient care

  • Liaison between clinics and agencies

  • Provide sources of data for research

AOEC requires members to have sufficient knowledge of general medicine, toxicology, risk assessment, exposures, epidemiology, molecular biology, pharmacology and public health. This also includes medical surveillance, screenings, industrial hygiene, consulting and more particular services for pulmonary function, skin allergy testing, indoor mold and acute and chronic toxicity assessments.

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