American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

Definition - What does American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) mean?

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is a United States-based professional society for physicians, which focuses on the promotion of health and safety standards and practices for workers, workplaces, and environments.

ACOEM provides leadership and guidelines to educate the public on optimal health and safety of workers, workplaces, and environments through research, educating health professionals and the public, providing guidance on workplace and public policies, advancing the field of occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) and enhancing the quality of practice.

As an international society, ACOEM consists of over 4,500 occupational physicians, who are focused on promoting the optimal health and safety of workers, workplaces, and environments.

Safeopedia explains American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) represents more than 4,500 physicians on an international scale as well as other healthcare professionals specializing in the field of OEM. OEM is the medicine specialty that focuses primarily on the prevention and management of occupational and environmental injury, illness, and disability, as well as the promotion of health and productivity standards of workers, their families, and communities.

Founded in 1916, ACOEM is a United States-based professional organization committed to educating and promoting the health of workers through a combination of preventive medicine, clinical care, research, and education. As an international non-governmental body of physicians, ACOEM focuses on creating positions and policies on vital issues relevant to the practice of preventive medicine both within and outside of the workplace.

While international in scope, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine mainly consists of local component societies based in the United States and Canada.

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