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Radiation Dose Reconstruction

 

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Fact Sheets

      Dose Reconstruction
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Probability of Causation
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Residual Contamination
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Special Exposure Cohort (SEC)
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Technical Documents Used in Dose Reconstruction
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Dose Reconstruction Program Video

NIOSH has developed a 15 minute video to educate energy workers, their survivors, and authorized representatives about dose reconstruction and the overall dose reconstruction program. It provides answers to the most frequently asked questions that NIOSH receives from its claimants, as well as general information about the NIOSH claims process.

The video is intended to provide a basic understanding of this complex, scientific program to those who have a claim undergoing dose reconstruction. After watching the video, NIOSH hopes the audience has a better understanding of dose reconstruction and the dose reconstruction process, and recognizes that the NIOSH dose reconstruction program is grounded in sound, scientific methods that give the benefit of the doubt to the worker whenever possible.

Obtaining copies of the video: You can view the Dose Reconstruction Program Video by clicking on the link below. Hard copies of the video are also available by request. The video is available in the following formats: DVD (can be played on DVD players and some computers), CD-ROM (computer), and VHS. If you are interested in receiving a copy of the video, please send your name, mailing address, number of copies, and video format(s) you would like to dcas@cdc.gov or ocas@cdc.gov. You can also contact us toll-free at 1-877-222-7570 or directly at 513-533-6800 to request a copy of the video.

Please click the link below to start the video:

A transcript of the video is also available:

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Overview of the Dose Reconstruction Process Under the Act

This document provides a brief overview of the process a claim goes through once it is filed with the Department of Labor under Part B of EEOICPA. NIOSH has identified 16 key steps in this process.

Note: After NIOSH has received a claim from the Department of Labor for dose reconstruction, this document is sent to the claimant(s). It allows claimants to keep track of their dose reconstruction claim by placing a check mark in the box in the left-hand column after their claim completes each of the 16 key steps identified by NIOSH.

      Overview of the Dose Reconstruction Process Under the Act
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Detailed Steps in the Dose Reconstruction Process Under the Act

This document provides a brief description of each of the 16 key steps identified by NIOSH that a claim goes through once it is filed with the Department of Labor under Part B of EEOICPA.

Note: After NIOSH has received a claim from the Department of Labor for dose reconstruction, this document is sent to the claimant(s).

      Detailed Steps in the Dose Reconstruction Process Under the Act
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Glossary of Terms

This document contains a collection of terms commonly used in reference to NIOSH dose reconstructions and EEOICPA.

Note: After NIOSH has received a claim from the Department of Labor for dose reconstruction, this document is sent to the claimant(s).

      Glossary of Terms
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Frequently Asked Questions--Dose Reconstruction

This document contains a collection of frequently asked questions about the NIOSH dose reconstruction process.

Note: After NIOSH has received a claim from the Department of Labor for dose reconstruction, this document is sent to the claimant(s).

      Frequently Asked Questions--Dose Reconstruction
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Miscellaneous Items

  • Health Physics Journal: The NIOSH Radiation Dose Reconstruction Program (Vol. 95, No. 1, July 2008)

    The July 2008 edition of the Health Physics: The Radiation Safety Journal is devoted to an in-depth examination of the science behind the NIOSH Radiation Dose Reconstruction Program. The Journal features 15 papers which highlight different aspects of the NIOSH dose reconstruction program.

    A limited number of copies of the journal are available from NIOSH. To request a copy of the journal, contact DCAS by phone at 513-533-6800 or toll free at 1-877-222-7570. You can also request a copy of the journal via email at dcas@cdc.gov or ocas@cdc.gov.

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Page last updated: May 12, 2014
Page last reviewed: August 10, 2013
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Division of Compensation Analysis and Support