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The Savannah River Site
The U.S. Department of Energy's
(DOE) commitment to assuring the
health and safety of its workers includes
the conduct of epidemiologic surveillance
activities that provide an early warning
system for health problems among
workers. The Epidemiologic Surveillance
\ " I health
result in an
absence of 5
injuries and illnesses, and disabilities
and deaths among current workers.
Epidemiologic Surveillance has been
conducted at Savannah River Site (SRS)
since 1994, and as a pilot project from
1992. This report provides a summary
of epidemiologic surveillance data col-
lected from Savannah River Site from
January 1, 1997 through December 31,
1997. The data were collected by a coor-
dinator at Savannah River Site and
submitted to the Epidemiologic Surveil-
lance Data Center located at Oak Ridge
Institute for Science and Education,
where quality control procedures and
preliminary data analyses were carried
out. The analyses were interpreted and
the final report prepared by the DOE
Office of Epidemiologic Studies.
The information in this report
provides highlights of the data
analyses conducted on the 1997 data
collected from Savannah River Site.
Surveillance reports and additional
supporting tables are posted on the
Office of Epidemiologic Studies' Web Site
are available by
of the report
absences due \
to injury or
illness lasting .
5 or more
workdays; workplace illnesses, injuries,
and deaths that were reportable to the
Occupational Safety and Health Admin-
istration ("OSHA-recordable" events);
and disabilities and deaths among cur-
rent workers. The 1997 report includes
a section on time trends that provides
comparative information on the health of
the work force from 1994 through 1997.
Note: In the figures and calculations
that follow, percentages have been
rounded to the nearest whole number.
DOE sites vary by mission, function,
job classification, and worker expo-
sures. Comparisons of Savannah River
Site with other DOE sites should be
made with caution. In addition, many
factors can affect
and accuracy of
tion reported at
the sites, thereby
affecting the e
of illness and
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