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Creation of a dose reconstruction organization.

Authors
Toohey-RE
Source
Health Phys 2003 Jun; 84(Suppl):S210-S211
NIOSHTIC No.
20032211
Abstract
Upon award of the NIOSH dose reconstruction project, ORAU and its partners, MJW Corporation and Dade Moeller and Associates, Inc., began to build a machine capable of completing in excess of 8,000 dose reconstructions per year. In addition to the dose reconstructions themselves, the ORAU Team also has to create and manage computer databases, receive and review individual monitoring records, perform dose reconstruction research, conduct telephone interviews with claimants, and provide technical and administrative support to NIOSH. Based on our proposal, we established six task groups, each of which includes health physicists with specific experience in occupational dosimetry or closely related fields. Management challenges have included creating a fifty-person facility in Cincinnati from scratch, implementing a conflict-of-interest management plan, developing a comprehensive quality assurance program, changing the typical dosimetrist mind-set, and finding health physicists with good "people" skills. Lessons learned include the needs to plan for expansion (and contraction) in all areas, maintain centralized control over decentralized execution, build defensibility into every process, and develop openness and transparency to address stakeholders' concerns.
Keywords
Nuclear-energy; Employee-exposure; Exposure-assessment; Nuclear-radiation; Dose-response; Computer-models; Computer-software; Mathematical-models; Management-personnel; Health-physicists; Decision-making; Dosimetry; Quality-control; Task-performance; Information-retrieval-systems
Contact
Oak Ridge Associated Universities, P.O. Box 117, Oak Ridge, TN 37831
CODEN
HLTPAO
Publication Date
20030601
Document Type
Abstract; Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
2003
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Contract-200-2002-00593
ISSN
0017-9078
Source Name
Health Physics
State
TN
Performing Organization
Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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