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Capabilities in Worker Health Studies

Worker Health Capabilities

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) provides an extensive range of capabilities to meet worker health needs of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and other government agencies.

ORISE brings objectivity, specialized technical resources and a systematic approach to each study it performs. From broad-scope epidemiology and surveillance studies to beryllium sensitization testing and radiation data exposure collection, ORISE manages a number of programs that serve hundreds of thousands of active and former workers at DOE sites and facilities licensed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission across the country.

Our specific capabilities in the area of worker health studies include:

Illness and Injury Surveillance

Illness and Injury Surveillance

ORISE serves as the data center and provides scientific and technical assistance for the DOE Illness and Injury Surveillance Program (IISP).

Worker Health  Research

Worker Health Research

ORISE performs statistical analyses, epidemiologic research and hazards assessments to evaluate workforce health.

Medical Data  Management

Medical Data Management

ORISE provides DOE and other government agencies with health and medical data management capability and related information technology support.

Beryllium Exposure  Studies and Testing

Beryllium Exposure Studies and Testing

ORISE performs beryllium lymphocyte proliferation testing to ascertain sensitization status and maintains the Beryllium Registry to facilitate electronic reporting of exposure and health data.

Radiation Exposure  Data Collection

Radiation Exposure Data Collection

ORISE collects and analyzes radiation exposure data for all DOE employees, contractors and visitors.

Protecting Human  Subjects

Protecting Human Subjects

ORISE partners with DOE to ensure that the highest ethical standards are maintained in research involving human subjects.