The Role of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine pic
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine pic
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
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Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz, DO is the medical director of Concentra Medical Centers in Honolulu, Hawaii, and a clinical associate professor at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. An experienced doctor of osteopathic medicine with more than three-and-a-half decades of experience, Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz, DO is a fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

Made up of more than 4,500 health care professionals across the United States, the ACOEM is the largest society in the country dedicated to ensuring worker health through preventive medicine.

Physicians specializing in occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) no longer focus only on working with those injured or sickened in the workplace. Today, more emphasis is placed on ensuring the overall health of employees, both in and out of the workplace, to better prevent these potential injuries.

Individuals practicing OEM have experience in determining an employee’s ability to carry out work-related tasks and in identifying the positive or detrimental aspects of a work environment, and how these aspects might affect employees.

The work of OEM professionals benefits both employees and employers. Workers face less risk and harm at their jobs, and employers see declines in absenteeism, decreases in medical costs, and increases in productivity.

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