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DOE 2008 Occupational Radiation Exposure October 2009

Description: A major priority of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is to ensure the health, safety, and security of DOE employees, contractors, and subcontractors. The Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) provides the corporate-level leadership and strategic vision necessary to better coordinate and integrate health, safety, environment, security, enforcement, and independent oversight programs. One function that supports this mission is the DOE Corporate Operating Experience Program that provides collection, analysis, and dissemination of performance indicators, such as occupational radiation exposure information. This analysis supports corporate decision-making and synthesizes operational information to support continuous environment, safety, and health improvement across the DOE complex.
Date: October 1, 2009
Creator: U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Health, Safety and Security
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Using Weibull Distribution Analysis to Evaluate ALARA Performance

Description: As Low as Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) is the underlying principle for protecting nuclear workers from potential health outcomes related to occupational radiation exposure. Radiation protection performance is currently evaluated by measures such as collective dose and average measurable dose, which do not indicate ALARA performance. The purpose of this work is to show how statistical modeling of individual doses using the Weibull distribution can provide objective supplemental performance indicators for comparing ALARA implementation among sites and for insights into ALARA practices within a site. Maximum likelihood methods were employed to estimate the Weibull shape and scale parameters used for performance indicators. The shape parameter reflects the effectiveness of maximizing the number of workers receiving lower doses and is represented as the slope of the fitted line on a Weibull probability plot. Additional performance indicators derived from the model parameters include the 99th percentile and the exceedance fraction. When grouping sites by collective total effective dose equivalent (TEDE) and ranking by 99th percentile with confidence intervals, differences in performance among sites can be readily identified. Applying this methodology will enable more efficient and complete evaluation of the effectiveness of ALARA implementation.
Date: October 1, 2009
Creator: E. L. Frome, J. P. Watkins, and D. A. Hagemeyer
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Using Weibull Distribution Analysis to Evaluate ALARA Performance

Description: As Low as Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) is the underlying principle for protecting nuclear workers from potential health outcomes related to occupational radiation exposure. Radiation protection performance is currently evaluated by measures such as collective dose and average measurable dose, which do not indicate ALARA performance. The purpose of this work is to show how statistical modeling of individual doses using the Weibull distribution can provide objective supplemental performance indicators for comparing ALARA implementation among sites and for insights into ALARA practices within a site. Maximum likelihood methods were employed to estimate the Weibull shape and scale parameters used for performance indicators. The shape parameter reflects the effectiveness of maximizing the number of workers receiving lower doses and is represented as the slope of the fitted line on a Weibull probability plot. Additional performance indicators derived from the model parameters include the 99th percentile and the exceedance fraction. When grouping sites by collective total effective dose equivalent (TEDE) and ranking by 99th percentile with confidence intervals, differences in performance among sites can be readily identified. Applying this methodology will enable more efficient and complete evaluation of the effectiveness of ALARA implementation.
Date: October 1, 2009
Creator: E. L. Frome, J. P. Watkins, and D. A. Hagemeyer
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

2006 Nevada Test Site Annual Illness and Injury Surveillance Report

Description: The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) commitment to assuring the health and safety of its workers includes the conduct of illness and injury surveillance activities that provide an early warning system to detect health problems among workers. The Illness and Injury Surveillance Program monitors illnesses and health conditions that result in an absence, occupational injuries and illnesses, and disabilities and deaths among current workers.
Date: April 24, 2008
Creator: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Health, Safety, and Security.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

2006 Oak Ridge National Laboratory Annual Illness and Injury Surveillance Report

Description: The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) commitment to assuring the health and safety of its workers includes the conduct of illness and injury surveillance activities that provide an early warning system to detect health problems among workers. The Illness and Injury Surveillance Program monitors illnesses and health conditions that result in an absence, occupational injuries and illnesses, and disabilities and deaths among current workers.
Date: May 16, 2008
Creator: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Health, Safety, and Security.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

2006 Pantex Plant Annual Illness and Injury Surveillance Report

Description: The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) commitment to assuring the health and safety of its workers includes the conduct of illness and injury surveillance activities that provide an early warning system to detect health problems among workers. The Illness and Injury Surveillance Program monitors illnesses and health conditions that result in an absence, occupational injuries and illnesses, and disabilities and deaths among current workers.
Date: May 19, 2008
Creator: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Health, Safety, and Security.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

2006 Sandia National Laboratories--Albuquerque Annual Illness and Injury Surveillance Report

Description: The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) commitment to assuring the health and safety of its workers includes the conduct of illness and injury surveillance activities that provide an early warning system to detect health problems among workers. The Illness and Injury Surveillance Program monitors illnesses and health conditions that result in an absence, occupational injuries and illnesses, and disabilities and deaths among current workers.
Date: May 13, 2008
Creator: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Health, Safety, and Security.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

2006 Savannah River Site Annual Illness and Injury Surveillance Report

Description: The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) commitment to assuring the health and safety of its workers includes the conduct of illness and injury surveillance activities that provide an early warning system to detect health problems among workers. The Illness and Injury Surveillance Program monitors illnesses and health conditions that result in an absence, occupational injuries and illnesses, and disabilities and deaths among current workers.
Date: August 20, 2008
Creator: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Health, Safety, and Security.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

2006 Y-12 National Security Complex Annual Illness and Injury Surveillance Report

Description: The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) commitment to assuring the health and safety of its workers includes the conduct of illness and injury surveillance activities that provide an early warning system to detect health problems among workers. The Illness and Injury Surveillance Program monitors illnesses and health conditions that result in an absence, occupational injuries and illnesses, and disabilities and deaths among current workers.
Date: April 17, 2008
Creator: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Health, Safety, and Security.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

2007 Brookhaven National Laboratory Annual Illness and Injury Surveillance Report

Description: The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) commitment to assuring the health and safety of its workers includes the conduct of illness and injury surveillance activities that provide an early warning system to detect health problems among workers. The Illness and Injury Surveillance Program monitors illnesses and health conditions that result in an absence, occupational injuries and illnesses, and disabilities and deaths among current workers.
Date: July 31, 2008
Creator: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Health, Safety, and Security.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

2007 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Annual Illness and Injury Surveillance Report

Description: The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) commitment to assuring the health and safety of its workers includes the conduct of illness and injury surveillance activities that provide an early warning system to detect health problems among workers. The Illness and Injury Surveillance Program monitors illnesses and health conditions that result in an absence, occupational injuries and illnesses, and disabilities and deaths among current workers.
Date: May 20, 2008
Creator: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Health, Safety, and Security.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

2006 Brookhaven National Laboratory Annual Illness and Injury Surveillance Report

Description: The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) commitment to assuring the health and safety of its workers includes the conduct of illness and injury surveillance activities that provide an early warning system to detect health problems among workers. The Illness and Injury Surveillance Program monitors illnesses and health conditions that result in an absence, occupational injuries and illnesses, and disabilities and deaths among current workers.
Date: March 6, 2008
Creator: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Health, Safety, and Security.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

2006 Hanford Site Annual Illness and Injury Surveillance Report

Description: The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) commitment to assuring the health and safety of its workers includes the conduct of illness and injury surveillance activities that provide an early warning system to detect health problems among workers. The Illness and Injury Surveillance Program monitors illnesses and health conditions that result in an absence, occupational injuries and illnesses, and disabilities and deaths among current workers.
Date: May 14, 2008
Creator: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Health, Safety, and Security.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

2006 Kansas City Plant Annual Illness and Injury Surveillance Report

Description: The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) commitment to assuring the health and safety of its workers includes the conduct of illness and injury surveillance activities that provide an early warning system to detect health problems among workers. The Illness and Injury Surveillance Program monitors illnesses and health conditions that result in an absence, occupational injuries and illnesses, and disabilities and deaths among current workers.
Date: June 13, 2008
Creator: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Health, Safety, and Security.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

2006 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Annual Illness and Injury Surveillance Report

Description: The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) commitment to assuring the health and safety of its workers includes the conduct of illness and injury surveillance activities that provide an early warning system to detect health problems among workers. The Illness and Injury Surveillance Program monitors illnesses and health conditions that result in an absence, occupational injuries and illnesses, and disabilities and deaths among current workers.
Date: March 27, 2008
Creator: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Health, Safety, and Security.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

2006 Los Alamos National Laboratory Annual Illness and Injury Surveillance Report

Description: The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) commitment to assuring the health and safety of its workers includes the conduct of illness and injury surveillance activities that provide an early warning system to detect health problems among workers. The Illness and Injury Surveillance Program monitors illnesses and health conditions that result in an absence, occupational injuries and illnesses, and disabilities and deaths among current workers.
Date: June 13, 2008
Creator: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Health, Safety, and Security.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

2007 Pantex Plant Annual Illness and Injury Surveillance Report

Description: The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) commitment to assuring the health and safety of its workers includes the conduct of illness and injury surveillance activities that provide an early warning system to detect health problems among workers. The Illness and Injury Surveillance Program monitors illnesses and health conditions that result in an absence, occupational injuries and illnesses, and disabilities and deaths among current workers.
Date: July 31, 2008
Creator: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Health, Safety, and Security.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

2008 East Tennessee Technology Park Annual Illness and Injury Surveillance Report

Description: 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 Illness and Injury Surveillance Program monitors illnesses and health conditions that result in an absence of workdays, occupational injuries and illnesses, and disabilities and deaths among current workers.
Date: October 26, 2010
Creator: U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Health, Safety and Security, Office of Health and Safety, Office of Illness and Injury Prevention Programs
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

2008 Idaho National Laboratory Annual Illness and Injury Surveillance Report

Description: 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 Illness and Injury Surveillance Program monitors illnesses and health conditions that result in an absence of workdays, occupational injuries and illnesses, and disabilities and deaths among current workers.
Date: November 23, 2010
Creator: U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Health, Safety and Security, Office of Health and Safety, Office of Illness and Injury Prevention Programs
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

2009 Argonne National Laboratory Annual Illness and Injury Surveillance Report

Description: 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 Illness and Injury Surveillance Program monitors illnesses and health conditions that result in an absence of workdays, occupational injuries and illnesses, and disabilities and deaths among current workers.
Date: August 19, 2010
Creator: U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Health, Safety and Security, Office of Health and Safety, Office of Illness and Injury Prevention Programs
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

2009 Brookhaven National Laboratory Annual Illness and Injury Surveillance Report

Description: 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 Illness and Injury Surveillance Program monitors illnesses and health conditions that result in an absence of workdays, occupational injuries and illnesses, and disabilities and deaths among current workers.
Date: November 24, 2010
Creator: U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Health, Safety and Security, Office of Health and Safety, Office of Illness and Injury Prevention Programs
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

2009 Hanford Site Annual Illness and Injury Surveillance Report

Description: 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 Illness and Injury Surveillance Program monitors illnesses and health conditions that result in an absence of workdays, occupational injuries and illnesses, and disabilities and deaths among current workers.
Date: December 1, 2010
Creator: U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Health, Safety and Security, Office of Health and Safety, Office of Illness and Injury Prevention Programs
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

2009 Pantex Plant Annual Illness and Injury Surveillance

Description: 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 Illness and Injury Surveillance Program monitors illnesses and health conditions that result in an absence of workdays, occupational injuries and illnesses, and disabilities and deaths among current workers.
Date: December 15, 2010
Creator: U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Health, Safety and Security, Office of Health and Safety, Office of Illness and Injury Prevention Programs
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

2009 Y-12 National Security Complex Annual Illness and Injury Surveillance Report

Description: 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 Illness and Injury Surveillance Program monitors illnesses and health conditions that result in an absence of workdays, occupational injuries and illnesses, and disabilities and deaths among current workers.
Date: July 9, 2010
Creator: U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Health, Safety and Security, Office of Health and Safety, Office of Illness and Injury Prevention Programs
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department