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TRADE NEWS RELEASE
March 19, 2003
Contact: Bill Wright
Phone: (202) 693-1999


AMERICAN COLLEGE OF OCCUPATIONAL AND
ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE ALIGNS WITH OSHA

WASHINGTON -- A leading organization dedicated to preventing and managing occupational and environmental injuries and illnesses joined in a formal Alliance today with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. A particular concentration of the new Alliance is preventing ergonomic-related injuries in the workplace.

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) added its name to the list of 21 other organizations that have formalized Alliances with OSHA. ACOEM also becomes the 12th group to focus specifically on ergonomic-related injuries. This Alliance will give OSHA and ACOEM the opportunity to develop training modules and educational programs for health care providers on ergonomics issues, and facilitate the training of occupational medicine residents in recognizing and treating injuries that may be ergonomic-related.

"Our relationship with ACOEM has always been one dedicated to protecting the health and safety of workers," said OSHA Administrator John Henshaw. "With this Alliance, we're able to tap the significant resources of medical experience and expertise that ACOEM occupational and environmental physicians have in identifying and treating musculoskeletal injuries."

"ACOEM looks forward to working with OSHA to put the collective expertise of both organizations to work to protect the health and safety of America's workers,"