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 DOT Medical Examination: An Unofficial Guide to Commercial Drivers' Medical Certification, Seventh Edition

    Natalie P. Hartenbaum, MD, MPH, FACOEM

    NOW AVAILABLE WITH ONLINE UPDATES!

    Now in its Seventh Edition, The DOT Medical Examination: An Unofficial Guide to Commercial Drivers' Medical Certification, has been helping DOT Medical Examiners perform commercial driver exams for nearly 25 years. Completely revised and updated, this edition gives you all the information you need to conduct an efficient, accurate examination of a commercial driver.
    Available as a package only (print and online). NOTE: The eBook version is online access only and NOT downloadable
    This invaluable handbook continues to be offered as a bundled publication - in both print and electronic format, including updates to the electronic edition at least twice a year for the next three years. The Seventh Edition presents not only the "official" guidance, but also includes the "less official" information from the FMCSA's Medical Review Board and Medical Expert Panels.
    The updated eBook version provides you with rapid access to the latest changes and updates to the regulations, FMCSA guidance, other information, and, of course, Dr. Hartenbaum's interpretation.

     

    Publication Date June 2020
    Format Softcover print book with digital access to eBook
    483 pages
    ISBN 978-1-883595-90-6
    Product Code 23120
    Price: $170.00 More Info
  • The Medical Review Officer's Manual: MROCC's Guide to Drug Testing, Sixth Edition

    Medical Review Officer Certification Council
    Robert B. Swotinksy, MD, MPH

    NEW EDITION DUE OUT IN MAY!

    The Medical Review Officer's Manual: MROCC's Guide to Drug Testing, Sixth Edition is a comprehensive, well-organized resource for Medical Review Officers (MROs), MRO Team Member, and everyone responsible for providing workplace drug and alcohol testing services. Written by Robert B. Swotinsky, MD, MPH, a Medical Review Officer with 30+ years of experience, this clearly organized and indexed manual sets the standard of performance for MROs. It also remains the best possible resource of preparation for MROCC's MRO Certification Examination.

    This newly revised reference has been updated to address regulatory changes during the past five years, including:

    • •Additional prescription opioids (added to the federal panel in 2017)
    • •Oral fluid testing guidelines (2020)
    • •The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Clearinghouse (2020)
    • •The updated federal Custody and Control Form (2020)
    • •An expanded discussion of testing of non-urine specimens

    Guidelines for drug test interpretation have been updated to reflect evolving standards of practice. These include the means of verifying medical explanations, the interpretation of marijuana-positives with respect to state-legalized marijuana use, and the use of cannabidiol (CBD). Scientific discussions have been updated to include recent citations for some of the less well-known parts of the federal regulations so readers can more easily locate the source material.

    NEW TO THIS EDITION:
    Available as a package only in both print and electronic formats. The eBook version will be updated periodically to keep you abreast of future changes in regulations and recommendations.


    The MRO Manual can also be used as a companion to The Medical Review Officer Team Manual: MROCC's Guide for MROs and MRO Team Members, Second Edition by James Ferguson, DO, FASAM published by OEM Press.

    NOTE: The eBook version is online access only and NOT downloadable
     

    Publication Date 2021
    Format Softcover print book with digital access to e-book
    548 pages
    ISBN 978-1-883595-93-7
    Product Code 23122
    Price: $159.00 More Info
  • Occupational and Environmental Medicine: Board Review and Clinical Synopsis

    Kevin F. Smith, MD, MPH
    Hayley J. Smith, LLB (JD)

    JUST PUBLISHED!

    Occupational and Environmental Medicine: Board Review and Clinical Synopsis is an indispensable study guide for physicians preparing to take the Occupational Medicine board exam offered by the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM). Additionally, it is a quick reference tool for physicians, nurses and other health professionals for cases presenting in their clinical practice.
    Preparing for and taking the Occupational Medicine Board Examination can be a daunting task for the busy professional. The first step toward achieving certification is being armed with the essential knowledge needed to successfully prepare for the exam.
     

    Publication Date 2021
    Format Softcover, 440 Pages
    Product Code 23118
    Price: $139.00 More Info Buy E-Book
  • 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 Buy E-Book
  • 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
  • Current Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Sixth Edition

    Joseph LaDou and Robert Harrison

    NEW SIXTH EDITION TO BE RELEASED IN EARLY JUNE 2021

    Now in a sixth edition, this book is a must have for all occupational health professionals. It provides a thorough, concise guide to the diagnosis and treatment of common occupational and environmental injuries and diseases. Coverage includes important aspects of multidisciplinary occupational health and safety practice including ethical principles, disability management, workers' compensation, medical monitoring, and health risk assessment.

    New to this edition:

    • --New chapters on the impact of climate change on workers, the changing nature of work, Total Worker Health, workplace violence, pediatric environmental health, genetic toxicology, and responder safety and health
    • --Latest approaches to prevent workplace-related injuries through the application of ergonomic principles
    • --Updated practical information on the toxic properties and clinical manifestations of industrial materials and environmental agents
     

    Publication Date June 2021
    Format Softcover, 960 pages
    Product Code 32021
    Price: $110.00 More Info
  • Clinical Practice of Biological Monitoring, Second Edition

    Harold E. Hoffman, MD, FRCPC, FACOEM
    Robert B. Palmer, PhD, DABAT, FAACT
    Scott Phillips, MD, FACP, FACMT, FAACT

    Biological monitoring is a complex and sometimes daunting area of occupational and environmental medicine. Clinical Practice of Biological Monitoring, Second Edition provides a clear path for the intricate task of selecting the appropriate laboratory test, the most relevant matrix for testing, or the most informative analyte so as to best interpret a chemical test result for clinical relevance.

    Highlights of the second edition:

    • Devoted to a single chemical, each chapter contains a quick-guide table indicating the best analyte, the best matrix, and a level-of-concern value for the substance.
    • Further, the book identifies chemicals that cannot be measured directly, thereby allowing for time savings and avoidance of unnecessary testing.
    • Ten new chapters and updated First Edition chapters, elucidate exposure to chemicals now contemporaneous with commerce or public health.
    • Small enough to carry in your pocket!

    Determining what test to do for an individual chemical exposure need not be a challenge. Refer to your pocket consultant, Clinical Practice of Biological Monitoring, Second Edition, for concise guidance on monitoring exposure to chemicals.

    Order your copy today!
     

    Publication Date 2019
    Format Softcover, 302 pages
    ISBN 9781883595821
    Product Code 23116
    Price: $59.00 More Info Buy E-Book
  • Workers' Compensation Claims Management An Evidence-Based Approach to Measuring, Predicting, and Controlling Costs

    Xuguang (Grant) Tao, MD, MS, PhD
    Nimisha Kalia, MD, MPH, MBA
    Edward J. Bernacki, MD, MPH

    This is the first book of its kind to take a statistical approach to controlling workers' compensation costs. Based on more than 15 years of research on workers' compensation claims costs, Workers' Compensation Claims Management provides the methodology necessary to correctly measure, compare, and predict claims costs for dynamic cohorts. The authors introduce the intervention methods needed to control costs, including cost effective pain management, cost effective injury treatment, and the cost effectiveness of on-site clinics, as well as the use of scientific research in support of controlling costs.

    Use this book:

    • When you want to know the performance of your workers' compensation system compared to other systems;
    • When you want to know the performance of your workers' compensation system compared to previous years in the same system;
    • When you want to know how much future open claims in your inventory would cost.


    Find answers to questions such as:

    • What are the common mistakes that should be avoided when measuring and comparing workers' compensation claim cost?
    • How to correctly measure and compare workers' compensation claim costs for dynamic cohorts?
    • Are workers' compensation claim costs predictable and how?
    • What are the interventions workers' compensation managers can use to control costs?


    No other book describes how to predict workers' compensation claim costs. This is the first book to take a statistical approach to controlling workers' compensation costs. Statistical examples are introduced in plain words with examples. The book will be especially useful for workers' compensation managers in understanding the mixture of claims in a dynamic cohort. It provides the tools needed to deal with the complexity of controlling workers' compensation costs. Data examples are included for readers to practice the methods explained in the book.

    Use Workers' Compensation Claims Management to correctly measure, compare, and predict workers' compensation costs and return-to-work based on evidence collected from real data.
    Order today!  

    Publication Date 2019
    Format Softcover, 216 pages
    ISBN 978-1-883595-80-7
    Product Code 23601
    Price: $85.00 More Info Buy E-Book
  • 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
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