Partnerships for Innovation
With 30 years of experience in occupational exposure research, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) has established effective partnerships on a national scale to offer innovative worker health solutions with the highest levels of quality and integrity.
Our workforce health studies and programs can be customized to address the individual needs of each of our customers.
By applying our extensive expertise in occupational health, we offer innovative solutions in the following areas:
ORAU coordinates the transition of traditional, paper-based occupational health and research data to electronic format.
We identify former workers who may have developed a sensitization to beryllium through occupational exposure.
Using a proven management approach to injury and illness surveillance, we can help assess the overall health of your workforce no matter how large or small.
From data collection and surveillance to hazards assessment, we answer your unique worker health concerns.
We can help collect and analyze radiation exposure data, as well as reconstruct the radiation doses workers may have received.
ORAU supports research involving human subjects by maintaining that the highest ethical standards are followed throughout the study.
This year, NIOSH awarded ORAU with a six-month industrial hygiene survey project of electronic waste recycling facilities nationwide to evaluate exposure potentials, characterize work processes and protective equipment controls, and document medical surveillance and other health and safety programs. A major concern when handling electronic waste is the exposure to heavy metals, such as chromium, cadmium, lead, and mercury. These survey data will be used to better understand the impacts of this growing industry.
For DuPont, ORAU completed a two-phase, 10-year study on “Occupational Exposure and Mortality Among Workers at Three Titanium Dioxide Plants.” The study will be published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine.