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Guidelines for determining the probability of causation under the U.S. Energy Employess Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000.

Authors
Schubauer-Berigan-M; Elliott-LJ; Katz-T; Neton-J
Source
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; :581-584
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NIOSHTIC No.
20033843
Abstract
This paper presents the probability of causation guidelines implemented under select provisions of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 ("EEOICPA" or "Act"). These guidelines are used to determine whether an individual with cancer shall be found, "at least as likely as not," to have sustained that cancer from exposure to ionizing radiation in the performance of duty for nuclear weapons production programs of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies. These guidelines were developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and are applied by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), which is responsible for determining whether to award compensation to individuals seeking federal compensation under the Act.
Keywords
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
Publication Date
20030701
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Email Address
lje1@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2003
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9789201056030
ISSN
0074-1884
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS; OD
Source Name
Occupational Radiation Protection: Protecting Workers Against Exposure to Ionizing Radiation
State
OH; GA
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