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Congratulations to Lori Daggett for her winning submission, "WOEMA Window" — the new name for WOEMA e-News. Ms. Daggett won a complimentary two-day conference registration to WOHC.
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Take a WOHC on the Wild Side in Waikiki — Sept. 25-28
WOEMA
Aloha! WOHC is now officially six weeks from today. Register by tomorrow, Aug. 16 in order to avoid paying late registration fees.

In addition to all the tropical excitement and special events one expects from this island paradise and from WOHC, attendees will gain essential knowledge, core competencies and improved outcomes from a stellar educational program offering up to 32 Category 1 CME credits.

Sessions include:
• Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Course (NRCME Certification) — Wednesday pre-conference
• Causation & Power Ortho — Thursday post graduate sessions
• A Military Approach to Disaster Management, Occupational Eye Injuries & ACOs — Friday & Saturday plenary sessions

Special activities:
• Catamaran Cruise & Rum Fire Dinner — Friday night
• Snorkeling, outrigger canoe ride, Dole Pineapple Plantation tour, golf & tennis tournaments

Click here for the complete conference brochure and to register today!

Click here for hotel and air travel. Mahalo!
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The Med Tech Corner with Dr. Dean Gean
WOEMA
The 'Unbound Medline' app — free and with Grapherence™!
National Library of Medicine online Medline database allows search of articles from the medical literature-recent upgrades have made this easier in the past decade. A new free app, "Unbound Medline," has made searching medical literature significantly easier. This app works for iOS and Android systems and has effortless Medline searches — most notably, it has an outstanding feature called "Grapherence"™ — this feature graphically represents the main article surrounded by small icons representing separate articles that (1) the chosen article cites as references and (2) all articles that reference the chosen article.
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CME Webinars: Free for WOEMA Members
WOEMA
Have you registered for the upcoming webinar, to be held on Wednesday, August 28? Dr. Mary Townsend will be speaking on "Spirometry Testing in Occupational Health Programs: OSHA Best Practices for Healthcare Professionals." Visit the WOEMA webinar calendar for more information.

Registration is required for this meeting.

Participants will be able to:
• Understand scope of OSHA’s Best Practice recommendations on training of technicians and supervising medical personnel.
• Understand recommendations for procedure and frequency of spirometer calibration checks and how and why the checks vary depending on spirometer type.
• Recognize why large real-time displays of volume-time and flow-volume curves should be visible as testing is conducted and in spirometry report.
• Understand steps in conducting spirometry tests, criteria to be met for test validity, and measurements that will be interpreted.

Click here to register.

For more information, please visit the WOEMA website.
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Contest Winner Announced:
WOEMA e-News Has a New Name!

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Congratulations to Lori Daggett for her winning submission, "WOEMA Window" — the new name for WOEMA e-News. Ms. Daggett won a complimentary two-day conference registration to WOHC.

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Congratulations to WOEMA Members Acquiring ACOEM Fellowship Status
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The 2013 class of new ACOEM Fellows was recognized with a Fellow medallion in a special elevation ceremony which opened the Annual Membership Meeting Luncheon held at the AOHC at Rosen Shingle Creek Florida this past April.

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Surgery may not be better for spine fractures
Reuters
Getting back surgery to fix fractures caused by compression of the spine may not be any more beneficial than more conservative treatments, according to a new study of Medicare patients.

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HIV Occupational Exposure: USPHS Updates Guidelines
Medscape
After any occupational exposure to HIV, healthcare personnel should immediately receive a postexposure prophylaxis regimen containing at least 3 antiretroviral drugs, according to updated guidelines published in the September issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.
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Workplace May Be Unsafe for Healthcare Professionals
Medpage Today
Healthcare workers — particularly nurses, nurses' aides, orderlies, and attendants — suffer more musculoskeletal injuries than those working in any other field, a Public Citizen report found. Those injuries cost the U.S. about $7 billion each year, according to the Public Citizen report, which was written by Keith Wrightson and Taylor Lincoln, both of the organization's Congress Watch division.
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Workplace Health Best Practices Not Always Effective
Workplace Savings & Benefits
Commonly accepted health management best practices are not always effective, a population health management company has found. Investigating industry practice on workplace health, StayWell Health Management research, published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, shows age, gender and health status heavily influence the effectiveness of industry best practices, varying the degree of influence or outcomes.
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Wal-Mart Agrees to Improve Workplace Safety and Health in 2,857 Stores
EHS Today
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has entered into a corporate-wide settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor to improve safety and health conditions in all 2,857 Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores under federal jurisdiction. The settlement, which resolves two enforcement cases that began in 2011, includes provisions for the Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer to enhance safety and health practices and training related to trash compactors, cleaning chemicals and hazard communications corporate-wide.
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Danger Increases at US Oil Refineries
Epoch Times
When fire broke out from a leaking pipe at Chevron's Richmond oil refinery last year, a plume of black, toxic, smoke rose 3,000 feet in the air and billowed across the East San Francisco Bay area. While only one employee was injured, federal investigators described the accident as a "near disaster," which could have killed a dozen workers.
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CDC: Excessive Alcohol Use Costs States Billions
U.S. News & World Report
Excessive alcohol consumption is responsible for 80,000 deaths in the United States each year. But aside from years of potential life lost, binge drinking can also cost states billions of dollars in collateral damage due to healthcare costs, increased crime and reduced worker productivity, according to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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