U.S. Department of Energy, Illness and Injury Surveillance Program, Worker Health Summary, 1995-2004

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The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Illness and Injury Surveillance Program has created an opportunity to assess illness and injury rates and patterns among workers at participating sites for well over a decade. The Worker Health Summary introduces an additional perspective on worker health with the introduction of analyses comparing the experience of sites in different program offices and a focus on time trends covering a decade of worker illness and injury experience. These analyses by program office suggest that illness and injury patterns among National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) workers diverge in many ways from those seen among Environmental Management ... continued below

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U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Health, Safety and Security, Office of Illness and Injury Prevention Programs October 1, 2007.

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The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Illness and Injury Surveillance Program has created an opportunity to assess illness and injury rates and patterns among workers at participating sites for well over a decade. The Worker Health Summary introduces an additional perspective on worker health with the introduction of analyses comparing the experience of sites in different program offices and a focus on time trends covering a decade of worker illness and injury experience. These analyses by program office suggest that illness and injury patterns among National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) workers diverge in many ways from those seen among Environmental Management (EM) and Science workers for reasons not yet understood. These differences will receive further investigation in future special focus studies, as will other findings of interest. With the time depth now available in our data, the Worker Health Summary reveals an additional nuance in worker health trends: changing health patterns in a specialized and skilled but aging work force. Older workers are becoming an increasing percentage of the work force, and their absence rates for diseases such as diabetes and hypertension are increasing as well. The impact of these emerging health issues, if properly addressed, can be managed to maintain or even enhance worker health and productivity. Prevention strategies designed to reduce the toll of these health conditions appear warranted, and this report gives us an indication of where to focus them. The analyses that follow reflect the Illness and Injury Surveillance Program’s continued commitment to apply a public health perspective in protecting the health of DOE’s work force.

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  • Report No.: ORISE-07-OEWH-1073
  • Grant Number: DE-AC05-06OR23100
  • DOI: 10.2172/920590 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 920590
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc899561

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U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Health, Safety and Security, Office of Illness and Injury Prevention Programs. U.S. Department of Energy, Illness and Injury Surveillance Program, Worker Health Summary, 1995-2004, report, October 1, 2007; Oak Ridge, Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc899561/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.