Promising Practices to Promote Commercial Driver Wellness

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SKU: 17ACOEM-224

CME/MOC: 1.5
TRACK: Management and Administration in OEM

Natalie P. Hartenbaum, MD, MPH, FACOEM, OccuMedix, Dresher, PA
Pamela Hymel, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Anaheim, CA
Michele D. Smith, PhD, MSN, CRNP, Erickson Living - Ann’s Choice, Warminster, PA
Craig D. Thorne, MD, MPH, MBA, FACOEM, Erickson Living, Baltimore, MD

Commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operators are expected to meet specific federal medical standards. It has been long recognized that as a population, CMV operators are at high risk for many medical conditions which could impact their certification as well as their long-term health and productivity. Some medical examiners may be able to play a dual role in the process, serving both as a certifying examiner and at the same time being able to actively promote health and wellness in their driver population. This session will highlight many of the wellness opportunities and tools available that occupational health professionals may utilize to promote better health and wellness for drivers. Presenters include experts in commercial driver medical requirements and employee health, wellness, and lifestyle management. Specific promising practice examples from companies that have proactively instituted driver wellness programs will be presented.