Capabilities in Worker Health Studies
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:
ORISE serves as the data center and provides scientific and technical assistance for the DOE Illness and Injury Surveillance Program (IISP).
ORISE performs statistical analyses, epidemiologic research and hazards assessments to evaluate workforce health.
ORISE provides DOE and other government agencies with health and medical data management capability and related information technology support.
ORISE performs beryllium lymphocyte proliferation testing to ascertain sensitization status and maintains the Beryllium Registry to facilitate electronic reporting of exposure and health data.
ORISE collects and analyzes radiation exposure data for all DOE employees, contractors and visitors.
ORISE partners with DOE to ensure that the highest ethical standards are maintained in research involving human subjects.