How ORISE is Making a Difference
Management of worker health studies for DOE and other agencies helps mitigate risks of radiological exposure
For many years, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) has managed illness and injury surveillance, as well as epidemiologic and medical screening programs, for hundreds of thousands of active and former workers at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sites across the country.
DOE places great importance on ensuring that all research and production activities at its facilities are performed in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. Because of this, measurement and analysis of occupational-related health issues of DOE workers is critical to help understand and mitigate the risks of on-the-job exposures.
In its support to DOE and other government agencies, ORISE continues to make a difference in the health of worker populations by applying specialized expertise, proven systems and effective national-level partnerships to create innovative worker health solutions.
To learn more about how ORISE is making a difference in the area of worker health, browse through some of the project examples listed below.
ORISE and its partner Axion Health provided Argonne National Laboratory with custom medical records software to improve the management of worker health data.
ORISE provides specialized beryllium testing and surveillance capability to identify beryllium sensitization among workers. The ORISE Beryllium Testing Laboratory is one of only four performing the test in the United States.
ORISE supports the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) REIRS by collecting, managing and analyzing radiation exposure data from NRC licensees.
ORISE supports the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Radiation Exposure Monitoring System (REMS) by collecting, managing and analyzing radiation exposure data from DOE sites.
ORISE manages illness and injury data, performs analyses and prepares reports for the DOE Illness and Injury Surveillance Program (IISP).