TRACK: OEM Clinical Practice
L. Kristin Arnold, MD, ArLac Health Services, Lexington, MA
James W. Butler, MD, FACOEM, Orthopedic Associates, Newburgh, IN
Fabrice Czarnecki, MD, MA, MPH, FACOEM, Transportation Security Administration, Arlington, VA
Thomas Hales, MD, MPH, FACOEM, NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH
Michael J. Levine, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Private Practice, Williamsburg, VA
Daniel G. Samo, MD, FACOEM, Northwest Medical Group, Chicago, IL
This session is designed to present the most current changes, controversies and developments in the evaluation and care of public safety workers. There will be an introduction to new guidance for bomb squads and correctional officers. Real life cases of how the guidance has been used for evaluation of LEOs will be presented. There will be a discussion of how to use the ACOEM LEO guidelines and/or NFPA 1582 to evaluate workers in other safety sensitive occupations. Included will be the latest updates on the NFPA standards for firefighters, as well as the chapters under development (psychiatric and respiratory) from ACOEM’s Guidelines to the Medical Evaluation of Law Enforcement Officers. This session was organized by the Public Safety Medicine Special Interest Section.