Welcome to the Western Occupational & Environmental Medical Association

The Western Occupational & Environmental Medical Association (WOEMA) is a regional component of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and is dedicated to high-quality medical care and ethical principles governing the practice of occupational medicine.

Mission: The mission of the Western Occupational and Environmental Medical Association (WOEMA), and of the Western Occupational Health Conference (WOHC), is to equitably promote and protect the health, safety, and well-being of all individuals at work and in their environment through education, engagement, leadership and advocacy.  WOEMA advocates for health equity through justice, diversity and inclusion.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

OUTSTANDING CME
OUTSTANDING CME

WOEMA provides quality accredited education for members and non-members alike across a wide spectrum of topics related to Occupational and Environmental Medicine, both online and in person.

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JUSTICE, EQUITY, DIVERSITY, INCLUSION
JUSTICE, EQUITY, DIVERSITY, INCLUSION

Engaging with the world through a JEDI lens demonstrates how we value people in general. It is not only about our members feeling respected, but also about our patients feeling understood and safe.

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WOHC - ANNUAL CONFERENCE
WOHC - ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Each fall, WOEMA members come together for the Western Occupational Health Conference, or WOHC, offering accredited education, workplace site visits and outstanding networking and social opportunities.

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WOEMA News

NEW! OEM Resources for Medical Students

WOEMA has established a new OEM Resources Page for Medical Students and anyone considering a career in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. C
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WOEMA Celebrates Pride Month

WOEMA Celebrates Pride Month In June we celebrate Pride Month to honor the LGBTQIA+ community as well as its history and resilience. It is a time to renew our commitment to a culture of diversity and inclusion, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Although difficult to quantify, an estimated 25 million US…
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Honoring Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month

Dear Colleagues, As we enter Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, it is a profound opportunity for us in the healthcare community to recognize and honor the significant contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to medicine and public health. This month serves as a reminder of the rich diversity within our teams…
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WOEMA Celebrates Women’s History Month

The JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) Committee invites you to join WOEMA in celebrating Women’s History Month. Through our celebration, we recognize the achievements and contributions made by women throughout American history. Women in medicine have made immense contributions to advancing science. Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to receive a medical degree in…
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Drs. Rosenthal, Caretto elected to ACOEM Board

ACOEM Board of Directors Congratulations to WOEMA members David Caretto, MD, MPH, and Jill Rosenthal, MD, MPH, MA, on their exceptional achievement in securing positions on the ACOEM Board of Directors! Jill Rosenthal won the election for Vice President, and David Caretto for Board Director. Your dedication and expertise have earned you this significant opportunity…
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Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) adopted by Cal/OSHA Standards Board

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has made a landmark decision by unanimously adopting the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to protect workers in the stone fabrication industry from exposure to respirable crystalline silica), a crucial step in safeguarding worker health in the engineered stone fabricating industry.
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WOEMA Hosts Webcasts & Podcasts Year-Round
WOEMA Hosts Webcasts & Podcasts Year-Round

WOEMA Podcasts & Webcasts

Throughout the year, WOEMA presents educational webinars and special interest podcasts focused on the field of Occupational & Environmental Medicine.

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VISIT WOEMA'S SILICA MEDICAL EXAM PRACTITIONER ROSTER

WOEMA has launched an online roster of self-identified medical facilities offering silica surveillance exams.  We will be adding to this roster as more facilities become available.  Currently, the roster focuses on northern and southern California.

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