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External dose reconstruction under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program.

Authors
Merwin-SE; Taulbee-TD; Smith-MH; Stewart-DN
Source
Health Phys 2003 Jun; 84(Suppl):S212
NIOSHTIC No.
20032218
Abstract
42 CFR Part 82 prescribes methods for radiation dose reconstruction under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000. A key element of the dose reconstruction process is the determination of external doses. Such doses may have been received from external exposure to photons, neutrons, or electrons; radiation sources that must be considered include sources within the facilities at which the energy employee worked, onsite ambient radiation, and occupational medical x-ray procedures. Information on radiation doses is obtained from personal monitoring device data, if available, or from other sources such as survey instrument data, co-worker data, or dose rate calculations based on source term data. "Organ-specific doses are calculated depending on cancer type, with appropriate corrections applied to account for the type and capability of the monitoring devices, the energy of the radiation, and the exposure geometry. Potential missed doses and uncertainties are two key factors that impact the reconstructed dose and the calculated probability of causation.
Keywords
Dose-response; Occupational-exposure; Cancer; Exposure-assessment; Radiation-exposure; Radiation-measurement; Nuclear-energy; Nuclear-radiation; Data-processing; Electron-radiation; Neutron-radiation; Radiation-facilities; Environmental-factors; X-ray-analysis; Medical-monitoring; Emission-sources; Work-environment; Job-analysis; Information-systems
Contact
Dade Moeller and Associates, 1845 Terminal Drive, Richland, W A 99352
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
NIOSH Division
OCAS
Source Name
Health Physics
State
OH; WA
Performing Organization
Dade Moeller and Associates, Richland, Washington
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