Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz, DO, is the medical director of Concentra Medical Centers, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Board certified in occupational medicine, he has treated over 30,000 work-related injuries. Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz, DO, is a fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).
Representing over 4,500 physicians and health-care professionals who specialize in the occupational and environmental medicine discipline, ACOEM is the largest such medical society in the United States. Through education, research, preventive medicine, and clinical care, the organization endeavors to promote the health of workers.
Each spring it hosts the annual American Occupational Health Conference. ACOEM also advances policies and positions relevant to its field.
In connection, the current president of ACOEM wrote a letter in February 2016 to the Secretary of the Department of Labor, offering assistance in the review of state workers’ compensation systems. Members of Congress have requested the Department of Labor make a review.
Given its leading role in promoting the health and safety of workers, ACOEM believes it is in the position to assist suggests that any review should include disability benefits and medical treatment that can ultimately lead to the workers’ safe return to work.