Policy and Advocacy Library

The Policy and Advocacy Library is the culmination of the collaborative work of RACP ​members and comprises a comprehensive range of evidence-based, published RACP position statements, policies and submissions.

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Submission to Senate Inquiry into the management of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination in and around Defence bases

Published
25 Jul 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Occupational medicine
Description
This RACP submission to the Senate Inquiry into the management of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination in and around Defence bases has been led by the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) Policy & Advocacy Committee. It focuses on the following key issues: • Health advice and risk communication including conveying the importance of the exposure-response relationship to the public • Communication and coordination between agencies of the Commonwealth and other jurisdictions • Exposure and contamination monitoring • The precautionary principle

AFOEM submission to Monash University’s draft clinical guideline for the diagnosis and management of work-related mental health conditions in general practice

Published
09 Mar 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Occupational medicine
Description
Monash University has prepared a draft guideline on the diagnosis and management of work-related mental health conditions. The guideline aims to provide general practitioners with the best available evidence that they need to assist them in the diagnosis and management of work-related mental health conditions in their patients. This document provides AFOEM’s response to this public consultation.

The Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Guide to Pregnancy and Work

Published
14 Nov 2017
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Occupational medicine
Description
This Guide to Pregnancy and Work has been produced by the Australasian Faculty of Occupational & Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) of The RACP to provide general information and advice regarding workplace pregnancy issues for pregnant women in the workplace, women of reproductive capacity who are at work, employers, post-partum employees and health professionals. This Guide is not intended to be a substitute for specific advice for women of reproductive capacity, pregnant employees, or post-partum employees, from their general practitioner, gynaecologist, obstetrician or other relevant health practitioner. As far as possible, the information outlined in this Guide is based on the best available evidence at the time of writing. Where no evidence or data is available the information has been based on guidelines and best practice from expert organisations which are referenced throughout.

AFOEM Submission regarding Spirometry for the Coal Mine Workers' Health Scheme - Next steps in planning reform

Published
31 Jan 2017
Published in
Qld, Australia
Topic
Occupational medicine
Description
AFOEM’s feedback on the Queensland Government’s consultation paper titled 'Spirometry for the Coal Mine Workers' Health Scheme - Next steps in planning reform'

Submission to the Select Committee Inquiry into coal workers’ pneumoconiosis

Published
14 Nov 2016
Published in
Qld, Australia
Topic
Occupational medicine
Description
AFOEM’s submission to the Queensland Government’s Select Committee Inquiry into coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP)

AFOEM Ethics Guidelines

Published
16 May 2016
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Occupational medicine
Description

Health Benefits of Work Evidence Update

Published
01 Mar 2016
Published in
Australia
Topic
Occupational medicine
Description

Submission: RACP Pre-budget 2016-17

Published
01 Mar 2016
Topic
Occupational medicine
Description

Improving workforce health and workplace productivity

Published
01 Oct 2013
Published in
ACT,Qld,NSW,Tas,NT,WA,Vic, Australia
Topic
Occupational medicine
Description
The RACP supports governments and businesses taking actions that will enhance health and productivity in the work place. Governments have a particularly strong role to play in education and cultural change.

Submission Federal Budget 2013 2014 Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations

Published
23 Jan 2013
Published in
Australia
Topic
Occupational medicine
Description
The RACP's Federal Budget Submission 2013-2014 to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. 
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