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 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
  • 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: $263.00 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.
    This is a print on demand title and may take an extra week to ship. 

    Publication Date 2014
    Format Softcover, 911 pages
    Product Code 32007
    Price: $60.00 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

    An Essential Resource for DOT Medical Examiners - Thoroughly Revised and Updated!

    Available as a package only (print and online). The eBook version will be updated at least twice per year to keep you abreast of future changes in regulations and recommendations.NOTE: The eBook version is online access only and NOT downloadable

    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.

    Completely revised and updated, this title combines under one cover the latest information available to assist DOT medical examiners in evaluating a commercial driver's fitness to drive. The DOT Medical Examination gives you all the information you need to conduct an efficient, accurate examination of a commercial driver.

     

    Publication Date 2017
    Format Soft Cover print book with digital access to eBook
    ISBN 9781883595791
    Product Code 23104
    Price: $160.00 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
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