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Radiation Dose Reconstruction

 

Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education (ORISE)
(Site Profile/Docket Number 076)

Location: Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Also known as: Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
                         Oak Ridge Institute for Nuclear Studies (ORINS)

Program Evaluation Reports (PERs) and Program Evaluation Plans (PEPs)

NIOSH is committed to applying the best available science in dose reconstructions. In keeping with this commitment, completed cases with probabilities of causation less than 50% are reviewed as relevant new information becomes available. The results of these reviews are described in a Program Evaluation Report (PER). The PER details the effect, if any, of the new information on the completed dose reconstruction. If it appears that the new information may result in an increase in dose for a completed dose reconstruction with a probability of causation of less than 50%, NIOSH is committed to working with the Department of Labor to reopen and rework the dose reconstruction, as appropriate. A Program Evaluation Plan (PEP) describes plans for evaluating specific program details or issues.

At the current time, no PERs or PEPs specific to Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education (ORISE) have been developed. However, we have developed PERs and PEPs that pertain to multiple sites. To view all PERs and PEPs that have been developed, please refer to the Program Evaluation Reports (PERs) and Program Evaluation Plans (PEPs) page.

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Worker Outreach Activities

Based on a recommendation from the Advisory Board to provide workers and site experts with opportunities to participate in developing the technical documents used in dose reconstruction, NIOSH established a Worker Outreach Program.

At Worker Outreach Meetings, current and former DOE and AWE employees have opportunities to obtain information about Site Profiles, Technical Basis Documents, and Technical Information Bulletins, and to provide information for consideration and possible use in dose reconstruction. This process is valuable to ensure that the technical documents used in dose reconstruction contain correct and useful information.

Below are the Worker Outreach Activities for Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education (ORISE):

At the current time, worker outreach activities have not been scheduled.

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Comments on Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education (ORISE) Documents

How to Submit Comments
Comments on Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education (ORISE) documents can be submitted to the NIOSH Docket Officer electronically by e-mail at NIOCINDOCKET@cdc.gov or printed comments can be mailed to NIOSH Docket Office, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, MS-C34, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226. Please include the Site Profile/Docket Number (076) on all comments.

Comments Received

At this time, no comments have been submitted on Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education (ORISE) documents.

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Special Exposure Cohort Petition Information for Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education (ORISE)

  • SEC Petitions Not Qualifying for Evaluation
    In addition to the petition listed below, two additional petitions were received but did not qualify for evaluation. One did not meet the minimum petition requirements and the class defined in the other petition was already included in the SEC.

  • Class Added to the SEC

    Employees of the DOE predecessor agencies and their contractors or subcontractors who were monitored or should have been monitored while working at the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies (ORINS) Cancer Research Hospital from May 15, 1950, through December 31, 1963, and who were employed for a number of work days aggregating at least 250 work days or in combination with work days within the parameters established for other classes of employees included in the SEC.


  • Petitions Qualified for Evaluation

    Location: Oak Ridge, Tennessee

    Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All medical division employees

    Period of Employment: June 1, 1950 through June 25, 1956

  • Federal Register Notice Announcing that a Oak Ridge Institute for Nuclear Studies (ORINS) SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation
    November 4, 2005
    this document in PDF PDF 98 KB (2 pages)

  • Copy of the Petition Received
    Copy of the ORINS SEC Petition
    (May 4, 2005)
    this document in PDF PDF 5.9 MB (15 pages)

  • SEC Petition Evaluation Report
    SEC Petition Evaluation Report for ORINS
    (Revised October 4, 2006)
    this document in PDF PDF 90 KB (26 pages)

  • Petition to be Discussed by the Advisory Board
    The petition was discussed by the Advisory Board on September 20, 2006, during its regular meeting.

  • Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition
    ORINS Plant SEC Petition (May 15, 1950 through December 31, 1963)
    (October 11, 2006)
    this document in PDF PDF 479 KB (2 pages)

  • HHS Letter to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition
    HHS Letter to Congress Regarding the ORINS SEC Petition
    (November 9, 2006)
    this document in PDF PDF 530 KB (6 pages)

  • Federal Register Notice: Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort
    December 8, 2006
    this document in PDF PDF 78 KB (1 page)

  • HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC
    HHS Designation of a Class of Employees from ORINS
    (November 9, 2006)
    this document in PDF PDF 184 KB (4 pages)

  • Effective Date for the SEC Class
    December 9, 2006

  • Federal Register Notice: Final Effect of Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort
    December 27, 2006
    this document in PDF PDF 64 KB (1 page)

  • Letter to DOL Regarding the Addition of a New Class of Employees to the SEC
    Letter to DOL Regarding the Addition of a New Class of Employees to the SEC for ORINS
    (December 12, 2006)
    this document in PDF PDF 78 KB (1 page)

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Previous Versions of ORISE Documents

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Page last updated: May 9, 2008
Page last reviewed: August 10, 2013
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Division of Compensation Analysis and Support