Radiation Dose Reconstruction Program

Revised April 2021
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2017-142
cover page for publication 2017-142

Since World War II, many workers took part in nuclear weapons-related activities for the Department of Energy (DOE), its contractors and subcontractors, and Atomic Weapons Employers. Many jobs at these sites involved work with radiation and radioactive materials. The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA), which is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), enables current and former workers in the Nation’s nuclear weapons program, or their survivors, to file claims for compensation if they believe they have an illness due to workplace exposures to hazardous substances or radiation. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) provides scientific support for claims involving workers with cancer due to radiation exposure. NIOSH is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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Suggested Citation

NIOSH [2017]. Radiation Dose Reconstruction Program. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 2017–142 (Revised 04/2021), https://doi.org/10.26616/NIOSHPUB2017142revised042021external icon

List of Revisions

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Revision Date Revisions Citation of Revision
April 2017 (Original) NIOSH [2017]. Radiation Dose Reconstruction Program. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 2017–142, https://doi.org/10.26616/NIOSHPUB2017142external icon.

 

April 2021 The quantitative statistics in the “By the Numbers” and “Collaborations and Support” sections were updated. NIOSH[2017]. Radiation Dose Reconstruction Program. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 2017–142 (Revised 04/2021), https://doi.org/10.26616/NIOSHPUB2017142revised042021external icon

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