NORA Manufacturing Sector Strategic Goals
927ZFXB-ZJJD - Dose Reconstruction ResearchStart Date: 10/1/2011
End Date: 9/30/2015
Principal Investigator (PI)Name: Stuart Hinnefeld
Funded By: NIOSH
Primary Goal AddressedNone
Secondary Goal AddressedNone
Attributed to Manufacturing50%
This Division of Compensation Analysis and Support (DCAS) project assists in the determination of radiation dose estimations for claimants under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA) and responds to appeals submitted for those determinations.
This project provides the determination of dose estimations for claimants under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOIPCA) and responds to appeals submitted for those determinations.
The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA) established a compensation program to provide a lump sum payment and medical benefits as compensation to covered employees suffering from designated illnesses incurred as a result of their exposure to radiation, beryllium, or silica while in the performance of duty for the Department of Energy (DOE) and certain of its vendors, contractors, and subcontractors. The Executive Order 13179, Providing Compensation to America's Nuclear Weapons Workers, directs HHS to develop guidelines to be used by the Department of Labor (DOL) to assess the likelihood that an employee with cancer developed that cancer as a result of exposure to radiation in performing his or her duties at a DOE facility or Atomic Weapons Employer. The Executive Order also directed HHS to establish methods for arriving at and providing reasonable estimate of the radiation doses received by individuals applying for assistance under this program for whom there are inadequate records of radiation exposure.