We are taking steps to continue to modernize and secure our data, applications, and systems. We completed the first phase and restored many of the functions put on pause in May 2021. Now that the first phase is complete, work will resume at a slower pace but will speed up as new systems and applications are brought online. For more information and updates, please visit our Cybersecurity Modernization Initiative web page.
NIOSH Radiation Dose Reconstruction Program
NIOSH created DCAS in 2001 to estimate work related radiation exposure (dose reconstruction) for certain workers with cancer who filed claims under Part B of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (the Act/EEOICPA). Part B is a portion of the Act that provides compensation of $150,000 and medical benefits to employees (or their survivors) for illness caused by exposure to radiation, beryllium, and silica during their employment at DOE, its contractor, or subcontractor facilities.
View of test fire console (Department of Energy Image Archive)
Array of detectors (Department of Energy Image Archive)
The receiving basin for the offsite fuels (Department of Energy Image Archive)
Technician monitors assay of nuclear material (Department of Energy Image Archive)
Plutonium Glove-Box line (Department of Energy Image Archive)
NIOSH Dose Reconstruction Topics
Likelihood a worker’s cancer was caused by work-related exposure to ionizing radiation
Category of employees that allows eligible claims to be compensated without a dose reconstruction