Partnerships for Innovation
ORAU offers more than three decades of experience in epidemiology and worker health studies and programs.
From the study of worker exposure history to the collection and analysis of worker health history data, our breadth of experience allows us to design a customized study or program to meet your unique needs.
In addition to ongoing work for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), we provide epidemiologic assistance and expertise to other government agencies and major industries. The stories provided here highlight some of our recent successes.
ORAU is playing a key role in the largest-of-its kind study in the United States on the effects of long-term worker exposure to low-dose radiation that encompasses more than one million workers.
ORAU’s Derek Hagemeyer represents the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) at the annual meeting of the Information System on Occupational Exposure program, which provides a worldwide information exchange system to improve the radiological protection of workers in nuclear power plants.
ORAU’s Beryllium Testing Laboratory achieved stellar performance in 2010 by processing nearly 5,100 tests without a single error.
ORAU teamed with its National Supplemental Screening Program partner Axion Health, to design an electronic records system for Argonne National Laboratory.
ORAU and its partners, MJW Corporation Inc. and Dade Moeller & Associates, are reconstructing the radiation doses received by workers at various U.S. Department of Energy sites and contractor facilities for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
Both a health physicist and expert technical writer, ORAU’s Nancy Daugherty helped the IAEA in the development of a guidance document for radiological assessment.
ORAU and partners contributed to 16 papers written on the NIOSH Dose Reconstruction Project for a special issue of Health Physics: The Radiation Safety Journal.
ORAU supports the “atomic veterans” dose reconstruction program by providing quality reviews of completed dose reconstruction reports and conducting independent technical reviews of DTRA’s procedures and supporting documents.