AOEC clinicians provide expert opinions in support of OESH topics at the local, state and national level. 

Recent  2023 topics include: 

  • COP28 – Climate change and health: A joint statement by medical, public health, scientific societies and patient representative organizations and experts ahead of COP28. (12/08/23)
  • Letter to Assistant Secretary Parker OSHA – on hazards of liquid nitrogen freezing process –  request that OSHA  immediately issue a Hazard Alert to the entire poultry and meat industry detailing the deadly hazards of  liquid nitrogen and the required steps each poultry and meat plant must take to immediately protect workers. (10/18/23)
  • Lead – Letter of support for proposed amendments to the CAL/OSHA Lead standards. (04/17/23)
  • Silica –  Letter to Assistant Secretary Williamson The Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) strongly supports the proposed rule “Lowering Miners’ Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica and Improving Respiratory Protection”. (08/29/23)
  • Scientific Opinion on Indoor Air Quality, aerosol transmission, and respiratory protection in the Healthcare Sector. Letter of support through National Nurses United to strengthen protections for healthcare providers. CDC/HICPAC.  HICPAC provides advice and guidance to HHS and CDC on infection control practices, prevention, and control of healthcare-associated infections, antimicrobial resistance and adverse events in US healthcare settings. (06/08/23, & 10/29/23) 

*Please contact AOEC for detailed statements of support at (202) 347-4976 or email