Faculty of Occupational & Environmental Medicine

The Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) is the professional organisation committed to establishing and maintaining the standard of training and practice of occupational and environmental medicine across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

Policy and advocacy work

Health Benefits of Good WorkTM

Find out more about the AFOEM initiative that work is good for health and wellbeing and protracted work absence is detrimental to physical and mental health and wellbeing.

It Pays to Care

See how the AFOEM are leading the call to improve the health and recovery outcomes for people who experience a work injury.

Accelerated Silicosis

See how the AFOEM and TSANZ are advocating for accelerated silicosis, a preventable occupational lung disease occurring in workers as a result of exposure to silica dust.

Submissions, position statements and media


2020 to 2022

2016 to 2019

See the Policy and Advocacy Library for RACP policies, position statements and submissions.

Contribute your expertise

Go to Represent your profession or contact us to get involved.

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