1980

First population-based and emergency room-based injury surveillance system is implemented in the United States (Massachusetts and Ohio).

1985

Injury in America: A Continuing Public Health Problem is published by the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine.

1988

The American Academy of Occupational Medicine and the American Occupational Medical Association merge to become the American College of Occupational Medicine.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration hires its first occupational health nurse.

Role of the Primary Care Physician in Occupational and Environmental Medicine published by the Institute of Medicine.

1991

Disability in America: Toward a National Agenda for Prevention is published by the Institute of Medicine.

Addressing the Physician Shortage in Occupational and Environmental Medicine is published by the Institute of Medicine.

1992

Americans with Disabilities Act is passed.

1993

Injury Control in the 1990s: A National Plan for Action is published by the Centers for Disease Control.

1998

American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Foundation established.

1999

Reducing the Burden of Injury is published by the Institute of Medicine.



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