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ACOEM Election - Polls are Now Open!
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The polls are now open for ACOEM’s Annual Election of Board Officers and Directors. Eligible ACOEM members (“Active” Members, Fellows, Masters, Residents, and Past Presidents) have the opportunity to vote through December 15.
Click here to Cast your Vote!

SLATE:
Mark Roberts, MD, current President-Elect, automatically assumes the office of President.
James Tacci, MD, current Vice President, automatically runs unopposed for President-Elect.
Melissa Bean, DO, and Charles Yarborough, MD, vie for the position of Vice President and Jeffrey Harris, MD, will run unopposed for Secretary/Treasurer.

There are six candidates for the three available Director terms (2015-2018) -- Muktar Aliyu, MD; Wajdy Hailoo, MD; Richard Johnson, MD; Paul Papanek, MD; Daniel Samo, MD; and Steven Serra, MD.

Click here for bios of WOEMA members: Dr. Paul Papanek, Dr. Steven Serra and Dr. Jeffrey Harris.
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WOEMA Webinar: To Air Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 12:00pm PST

Update: Ebola Virus


Christian Sandrock, MD, MPH

WOEMA is excited to announce that the December 17th webinar will feature Christian Sandrock, MD, MPH. Dr. Sandrock is an infectious disease expert and UC Davis assistant professor of clinical medicine, Medical Director of the Medical Preparedness Network and a Yolo County Health Officer. Dr. Sandrock has clinical interests in respiratory infections, community-acquired and viral pneumonia, and ICU-acquired infections. His research interests include emerging infectious diseases at the animal and human interface, particularly respiratory infections such as avian influenza, SARS, and other diseases acquired by humans.

Click here to register online or visit the WOEMA Webinar webpage for more information.
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Winter Falls Push Workers' Comp Claims
Lansing State Journal
Ice and snow-related slip-and-fall claims doubled last winter and represented 32 percent of all Michigan workers' compensation claims, the Accident Fund Insurance Co., said in urging caution when outdoors this winter.

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Workers Comp Reform Hasn't Helped the Construction Industry
Crain's Chicago Business
It's been three years since sweeping reforms to Illinois workers' compensation laws reduced the costs for treating injured employees. But those in the construction industry say they have yet to see meaningful reductions in premium costs.

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Hydrocodone Reclassification Compounds Some Patients' Pain
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Minutes into a conversation, Diane Heilmann rearranges the pillows on her sofa and changes positions gingerly. She's not concerned about appearances.

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Study: Workers who switch shifts have high injury risk
OHS Canada
A longitudinal study by Toronto’s Institute for Work & Health (IWH) has concluded that not only do evening-shift and night-shift workers have a higher injury risk than that of daytime workers, but workers are even more at risk when they switch between shift schedules.
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CDC Increases Supply of PPE for US Hospitals
Occupational Health & Safety Magazine
The CDC has ordered $2.7 million worth of PPE to increase Strategic National Stockpile supplies to assist U.S. hospitals caring for Ebola patients. Products are being configured into 50 kits that can be rapidly delivered to hospitals. Each kit can provide the PPE needed by clinical teams to manage the care of one Ebola patient for up to five days.
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Legally Prescribed Opioid Use May Increase Mortality in Chronic Pain Patients
Science Codex
Associations between opioid-related overdoses and increased prescription of opioids for chronic noncancer pain are well known. But some suggest that overdose occurs predominately in individuals who obtain opioids from nonmedical sources.
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Winter Falls Push Workers' Comp Claims
Lansing State Journal
Ice and snow-related slip-and-fall claims doubled last winter and represented 32 percent of all Michigan workers' compensation claims, the Accident Fund Insurance Co., said in urging caution when outdoors this winter. "We can't change the weather, (but) we can do much more to prepare and keep workers safe, beginning with some common-sense reminders," said Mike Britt, Accident Fund president.
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