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NIOSH Program Area:

Radiation Dose Reconstruction

 

Oak Ridge Hospital
(Site Profile/Docket Number 158)

Location: Oak Ridge, TN

Program Evaluation Reports (PERs) and Program Evaluation Plans (PEPs)

NIOSH is committed to applying the best available science in dose reconstructions. In keeping with this commitment, completed cases with probabilities of causation less than 50% are reviewed as relevant new information becomes available. The results of these reviews are described in a Program Evaluation Report (PER). The PER details the effect, if any, of the new information on the completed dose reconstruction. If it appears that the new information may result in an increase in dose for a completed dose reconstruction with a probability of causation of less than 50%, NIOSH is committed to working with the Department of Labor to reopen and rework the dose reconstruction, as appropriate. A Program Evaluation Plan (PEP) describes plans for evaluating specific program details or issues.

At the current time, no PERs or PEPs specific to Oak Ridge Hospital have been developed. However, we have developed PERs and PEPs that pertain to multiple sites. To view all PERs and PEPs that have been developed, please refer to the Program Evaluation Reports (PERs) and Program Evaluation Plans (PEPs) page.

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Worker Outreach Activities

Based on a recommendation from the Advisory Board to provide workers and site experts with opportunities to participate in developing the technical documents used in dose reconstruction, NIOSH established a Worker Outreach Program.

At Worker Outreach Meetings, current and former DOE and AWE employees have opportunities to obtain information about Site Profiles, Technical Basis Documents, and Technical Information Bulletins, and to provide information for consideration and possible use in dose reconstruction. This process is valuable to ensure that the technical documents used in dose reconstruction contain correct and useful information.

Below are the Worker Outreach Activities for Oak Ridge Hospital:

At the current time, worker outreach activities have not been scheduled.

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Advisory Board Work Group on Oak Ridge Hospital


(Task completed on October 21, 2009)

This Work Group is responsible for reviewing the SEC petition from the Oak Ridge Hospital petitioners, reviewing the DCAS Evaluation Report of the petition, and considering and resolving issues generated through these reviews. The Work Group should strive to develop a recommendation to the Board on whether a class should be added to the SEC. The Work Group should emphasize the following in its review: (1) examine the extent of the records sought and obtained by DCAS and seek to obtain any additional records that might be indicated and available on a timely basis; (2) consider further the radiation exposure potential of persons employed at the facility; and, (3) consider the possible employment practices at the Hospital as they might relate to any class definition to be established.

  • Work Group Members

    James E. Lockey, M.D., M.S.-Chair
    John W. Poston, Sr.
    Robert W. Presley
    Genevieve S. Roessler, Ph.D.
    Phillip Schofield

  • Meeting Information

    • October 13, 2009
      Teleconference Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Oak Ridge Hospital

      2:00 p.m. (Eastern time)

      This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-659-0537. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9933701.

      An agenda will be provided at a later date.

      Transcript
      this document in PDF PDF 221 KB (99 pages)

      Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board's Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These documents, which can include white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among the Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. The discussions during the above meeting may cover a pre-decisional document. Because these types of documents are pre-decisional in nature, may contain sensitive information, and may change over time, they are not posted on our Web site. These finalized, reviewed and redacted pre-decisional documents are also available to other interested parties through an appropriate Freedom of Information Act request. Requests for documents not in the public domain should be submitted to the CDC/ATSDR Freedom of Information Act Office at foiarequests@cdc.gov.

    • October 7, 2009
      Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Oak Ridge Hospital

      Cincinnati Airport Marriott
      2395 Progress Dr.
      Hebron, KY 41048
      (859) 586-0166

      9:30 a.m. (Eastern time)

      This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-659-0537. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9933701.

      An agenda will be provided at a later date.

      Transcript
      this document in PDF PDF 237 KB (111 pages)

      Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board's Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These documents, which can include white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among the Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. The discussions during the above meeting may cover a pre-decisional document. Because these types of documents are pre-decisional in nature, may contain sensitive information, and may change over time, they are not posted on our Web site. These finalized, reviewed and redacted pre-decisional documents are also available to other interested parties through an appropriate Freedom of Information Act request. Requests for documents not in the public domain should be submitted to the CDC/ATSDR Freedom of Information Act Office at foiarequests@cdc.gov.

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Comments on Oak Ridge Hospital Documents

How to Submit Comments
Comments on Oak Ridge Hospital documents can be submitted to the NIOSH Docket Officer electronically by e-mail at NIOCINDOCKET@cdc.gov or printed comments can be mailed to NIOSH Docket Office, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, MS-C34, 1090 Tusculum Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45226. Please include the Site Profile/Docket Number (158) on all comments.

Comments Received

At this time, no comments have been submitted on Oak Ridge Hospital documents.

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Special Exposure Cohort Petition Information for Oak Ridge Hospital

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Previous Versions of Oak Ridge Hospital Documents

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Page last updated: January 27, 2010
Page last reviewed: August 10, 2013
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Division of Compensation Analysis and Support