Curtis Recommends

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Curtis My friends in the field of occupational health and safety often ask me to recommend books.
Their questions are usually phrased in three ways (click below to view):


Sometimes, I hear all three questions from the same people, as their need for information grows and changes over time.

The three lists of books here are my answers to each of those questions. These lists are based on my own experience and on the collective wisdom of my colleagues, our authors and editorial board members, and, most importantly, our customers.

I hope the lists that comprise the OEM PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY will help you build your own library of occupational and environmental health and safety... book by book.

Curtis R. Vouwie
President and Publisher,
OEM Health Information, Inc.

  • The Medical Review Officer Team Manual: MROCC's Guide for MROs and MRO Team Members, Second Edition

    James Ferguson, DO, FASAM

    As demands for a safe and drug-free workplace grow, federal requirements and a burgeoning work load require that many medical review functions be carried out by Medical Review Officer Team members. This useful, up-to-the-minute manual has been created to help prepare MRO Team Members for certification and to keep the entire MRO team operating at a peak level of professionalism and efficiency. Offering a complete view of the medical review process, the Medical Review Officer Team Manual covers business, scientific, legal, ethical and logistical issues. Eighteen appendices and charts address every different function MRO Teams are required to perform. 

    Publication Date 2013
    Format Softcover, 317 pages
    ISBN 978-1-883595-57-9
    Product Code 23103
    Price: $80.00 More Info Buy E-Book
  • Effective Management of Health and Safety Programs, Third Edition

    Royce Moser, Jr, MD, MPH, FACOEM

    Here are the practical tools and guidance today's health and safety professional needs to effectively design, develop, manage, and evaluate health and safety programs.

    This popular, practical guide for health and safety program managers has been revised in response to the recommendations of readers and faculty at graduate education institutions. The title has changed because users noted that the book's usefulness extends beyond environmental and occupational health and safety, offering information not usually emphasized in general health and safety training. Readers in all types of health and safety programs will find the current edition indispensable in enhancing their communication skills, time management capabilities, and abilities to gain support from decision makers and other senior managers in their organization. The material can be applied immediately to the reader's own job situation, a focus that has made the book uniquely valuable. 

    Publication Date 2008
    Format Softcover, 480 pages
    ISBN 978-1-883595-50-0
    Product Code 23097
    Price: $75.00 More Info
  • Guide to the Medical Evaluation for Respirator Use

    Robert K. McLellan, MD, MPH
    Kathleen M. Schusler, MSN, COHN-S

    For the first time in one convenient resource all the information you need to set up, conduct, and audit a program for the medical evaluation of workers for respirator use. 

    Publication Date 2000
    Format Softcover, 332 pages
    ISBN 1-883595-30-4
    Product Code 23068
    Price: $79.00 More Info
  • Low Back Pain: An Evidence-Based, Biopsychosocial Model for Clinical Management, 2nd Edition

    Jane Derebery, MD, FACOEM
    John R. Anderson, DO

    Practical, Comprehensive and Up-To-Date!

    How a physician understands, interacts, and communicates with a patient with musculoskeletal low back pain will have a powerful impact on the course of care and outcome, regardless of the diagnosis. The authors of the new second edition of Low Back Pain provide a unique and valuable perspective on the non-surgical management of this potentially disabling condition. 

    Publication Date 2008
    Format Softcover, 385 pages
    ISBN 978-1-883595-49-4
    Product Code 23095
    Price: $79.00 More Info
  • Clinical Environmental Health and Toxic Exposures, Second Edition

    John B. Sullivan Jr, MD
    Gary R. Krieger MD, MPH, DABT

    Completely revised and updated. Includes expanded coverage on the essentials of environmental toxicology. Features sections on workplace and emergency responses to hazardous material exposure with information on specific industrial exposures. 

    Publication Date 2001
    Format Hardcover, 1600 pages
    Product Code 29030
    Price: $249.99 More Info
  • Concise Guide to Reading, Understanding, and Evaluating Medical Journal Articles

    Judith Green-McKenzie, MD, MPH, FACP, FACOEM

    You have a short time to read and evaluate a journal article in an area that's vital to your practice, yet is filled with terminology you haven't come across before, haven't used in years, or is only vaguely familiar. What's the most efficient way to accomplish the task? Turn to Judith Green-McKenzie's time-saving guide. It offers a step-by-step approach to dissecting an article, a glossary of commonly used terms, methods for evaluating the validity of the results presented, and much more. 

    Publication Date 2006
    Format Softcover, 128 pages
    ISBN 978-1-883595-46-3
    Product Code 23093
    Price: $20.00 More Info
  • Proctor & Hughes' Chemical Hazards of the Workplace, Fifth Edition

    GJ Hathaway
    NH Proctor

    Provides toxicology data on chemicals that may be encountered in various work settings. Written for health professionals, introductory chapters cover toxicological concepts, clinical manifestations of exposure, the diagnosis of occupational disease, and industrial hygiene aspects of chemical exposures. The book moves on to cover more than 625 alphabetically arranged entries on individual compounds. This new edition includes updates and revisions of more than 600 entries and adds monographs on new compounds. 

    Publication Date 2004
    Format Hardcover, 785 pages
    Product Code 28053
    Price: $253.00 More Info
  • Current Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Fifth Edition

    Joseph LaDou MS MD and Robert Harrison MD MPH

    Now in a fifth edition, this popular occupational medicine reference offers a thorough, concise guide to the diagnosis and treatment of common occupational and environmental injuries and diseases. 

    Publication Date 2014
    Format Softcover, 911 pages
    Product Code 32007
    Price: $93.00 More Info
  • The Medical Review Officer's Manual: MROCC'S Guide to Drug Testing, MROCC'S Guide to Drug Testing, Fifth Edition

    Robert B. Swotinsky, MD, MPH

    PRINT & E-BOOK AVAILABLE NOW!

    The most up-to-date resource for workplace drug testing and the best possible preparation for the MRO Certification Exam.
    Written by a Medical Review Officer with years of experience "in the trenches", this clearly organized and indexed manual has set the standard of performance for MROs. The Medical Review Officer's Manual is a guidebook for everyone responsible for providing workplace drug and alcohol testing services. It offers practical instruction in exactly how to provide services and is an indispensible resource for new Medical Review Officers (MROs), experienced MROs, physicians training to serve as MROs, occupational medicine physicians, occupational health nurses, forensic toxicologists, third-party administrators, and employer health and safety professionals.  

    Publication Date November 2014
    Format Softcover, 468 pages
    ISBN 978-1-883595-64-7
    Product Code 23107
    Price: $115.00 More Info Buy E-Book
  • The DOT Medical Examination: An Unofficial Guide to Commercial Drivers' Medical Certification, Sixth Edition

    Natalie P. Hartenbaum, MD MPH, Editor

    COMING IN JUNE 2017 - AVAILABLE AS A COMBINED PRINT AND ONLINE PACKAGE
    An Essential Resource for DOT Medical Examiners - Thoroughly Revised and Updated!

    First published 20 years ago, this now classic guide to the DOT medical examination by Dr. Natalie Hartenbaum has been thoroughly revised and updated. The Sixth edition of this invaluable handbook collates the most recent "official" guidance from FMCSA, recommendations from FMCSA advisory groups (that have not been formally adopted), and the medical literature, and clarifies many of the confusing issues that have arisen from the NRCME.
    New in this edition - Important updates on:

    • Sleep Apnea
    • Seizures and hearing exemptions
    • Diabetes exemptions
    • Substance abuse
    • Updated regulations, references, and forms
    • Links to source documents
    • Expansive Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section

    Available as a package only in both print and electronic formats for the first time, the electronic version will be updated at least twice per year to keep you abreast of future changes in regulations and recommendations.  

    Format Soft Cover
    ISBN 9781883595791
    Product Code 23104
    Price: $160.00 More Info
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