James Craner, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACP practices Occupational and Environmental Medicine based in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada USA.

Dr. Craner specializes in diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases and injuries caused by exposure to hazardous chemical, biological, and physical agents in the workplace, residential, and other environments.

Dr. Craner is also the founder and principal developer of webOSCAR™, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform designed specifically for employers to manage health and safety as an essential business process.


October 2016.  Dr. Craner presented webOSCAR’s “Audiometric Data Analytic Methods and Tools” as one of the 10 finalists in the US Department of Labor’s “Hear and Now” Noise Safety Challenge event in Washington, DC on October 27, 2016.  Read about the webOSCAR Noise Safety Challenge submission.

Assistant Secretary of Labor, Dr. David Michaels, opened the conference by emphasizing the need for agile, innovative solutions to reduce occupational hearing loss, an important but under-appreciated problem which the OSHA Noise Standard does not effectively prevent. Dr. Craner uniquely addressed how webOSCAR’s new dBw technology solves companies’ need for “Effective Compliance” by automatically analyzing their audiometric data to identify early audiometric changes BEFORE permanent hearing loss occurs, and to measure the effectiveness of their hearing conservation programs–a need that audiologists have been trying to figure out for decades.

October 2016.  Dr. Craner presented, “Critical Review of Cyanide Antidotes for Industry Best Practices” before the International Council of Mining & Minerals. The presentation was based on Dr. Craner’s original research and Best Practices standard for Cyanide Emergency Response developed for a major international gold mining company.

Textbook chapters:

  • Current Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 5th Edition (LaDou & Harrison, Editors; McGraw Hill Education, 2014)
    Medical Surveillance chapter thumbnailWorkers' Compensation chapter thumbnail
    Medical Surveillance chapter Workers’ Compensation chapter