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Radiation Dose Reconstruction

 

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Department of Labor (DOL)

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Department of Energy (DOE)

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NIOSH Occupational Energy Research Program

The mission of the NIOSH Occupational Energy Research Program is to conduct relevant, unbiased research to identify and quantify health effects among workers exposed to ionizing radiation and other agents; to develop and refine exposure assessment methods; to effectively communicate study results to workers, scientists, and the public; to contribute scientific information for the prevention of occupational injury and illness; and to adhere to the highest standards of professional ethics and concern for workers' health, safety and privacy.

  • Purposes:

    • To more fully understand radiation cancer risk factors in occupational cohorts.

    • To evaluate the significance of health outcomes in the DOE and other radiation exposed workers.

    • To inform workers, the scientific community, and the public of the health risks associated with exposures to radiological, chemical, and other stressors.

  • Programs goals include:

    • Assuring that energy-related health research addresses pertinent occupational health questions and provides a framework for intervention.

    • Conducting research in an open environment with meaningful communication among all interested parties.

    • Capturing the vanishing opportunities to study groups of people with unique exposure to radiation, chemical, and other stressors.

    • Developing improved methods for associating occupational exposures and consequent health risks.

    • Recommending improved protective measures for workers if scientific evidence indicates that regulations or practices are inadequate.

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Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

    On April 27, 2009, NIOSH awarded a one-year contract, with four one-year options, to ORAU to support NIOSH's responsibilities under EEOICPA. The contractor will work directly with DCAS to provide services in the following areas:

    1. Database management;

    2. Data collection related to claims and petitions;

    3. Dose reconstruction research;

    4. Claimant calls;

    5. Dose estimation and reporting; and

    6. Technical and program management support.

    This is the second contract awarded to the ORAU team to support EEOICPA activities. The contract is for approximately $30 million per year. It is a competitive award based on technical and business proposals by the responding companies.

    NIOSH Press Release
    this document in PDF PDF 24 KB (1 page)

    Copy of Contract 200-2009-29263
    this document in PDF PDF 309 KB (53 pages)

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Other Compensation Programs

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Historical Information and Archived Documents

  • Battelle

    On October 12, 2005, NIOSH awarded a one-year, task-order contract to Battelle. During the time Battelle was a contractor for NIOSH, they assisted in the dose reconstruction program by (1) evaluating and analyzing radiological data and conditions at each of the 256 work sites listed in the contract; (2) developing technical basis documents (exposure models) for the work sites where adequate radiological and work site information exists; and (3) completing the dose reconstructions for claims from the work sites where a technical basis document has been developed. Battelle also assisted NIOSH in identifying the work sites where there was insufficient information on radiological and work site conditions.

  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

    On September 11, 2002, NIOSH awarded a five-year contract to Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) to support NIOSH's responsibilities under EEOICPA. The contractor will work directly with DCAS to provide services in the following areas:

    1. Database management;

    2. Data collection related to claims and petitions;

    3. Dose reconstruction research;

    4. Claimant calls;

    5. Dose estimation and reporting; and

    6. Technical and program management support.

    NIOSH is currently working with ORAU to familiarize, train, and integrate their current staff into our processes and requirements in this compensation program. ORAU will have substantial additional manpower in place very soon, and we expect the number of completed dose reconstructions to increase significantly.

    Copy of Contract 200-2002-00593
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    Copy of the attachments to the contract:

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Page last updated: January 9, 2014
Page last reviewed: August 25, 2014
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Division of Compensation Analysis and Support