United States Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program: adjudication of radiation-related cancer claims utilizing dose reconstruction and probability of causation procedures.
Elliott-LJ; Katz-T; Neton-J; Schubauer-Berigan-M
Occupational Radiation Protection: Protecting Workers Against Exposure to Ionizing Radiation: Proceedings of an International Conference on Occupational Radiation Protection - Protecting Workers against Exposure to Ionizing Radiation, Geneva, Switzerland, August 26-30, 2002. Vienna, Austria: International Atomic Energy Agency, Publication CN-91, 2003 Jul; :572-575
The United States (U.S.) nuclear weapons production workforce has recently been provided a compensation program, which covers claims concerning radiation-related cancer as determined by individual dose reconstruction and probability of causation guidelines. This paper provides information on the background, purpose, and implementation philosophy of this new compensation program. Companion papers describing the probability of causation and dose reconstruction guidelines for this program have also been submitted to the Conference.
Radiation-monitoring; Exposure-levels; Occupational-health; Cancer; Nuclear-energy; Nuclear-radiation; Occupational-exposure; Radiation-effects; Radiation-exposure; Exposure-assessment; Radiation-measurement; Radiation-injury; Decision-making; Disease-incidence; Dose-response; Employee-exposure
Occupational Radiation Protection: Protecting Workers Against Exposure to Ionizing Radiation