How ORISE is Making a Difference
U.S. Department of Energy Illness and Injury Surveillance Program 10-Year Summary Report
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) prepares illness and injury surveillance reports for U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sites and facilities in support of the Illness and Injury Surveillance Program (IISP).
Analyses, as captured in site-specific annual reports, provide site occupational medical directors (SOMDs) with an overview of their sites’ workforce health. Reports enable trends assessment by worker group, age group, gender and health event. ORISE conducts follow-ups with SOMDs regarding health events detected. These analyses help SOMDs define needs for wellness programs, education and workforce protection improvements.
The 2007 report, U.S. Department of Energy Illness and Injury Surveillance Program Worker Health Summary, 1995-2004, was the first illness and injury surveillance report to include all DOE participating sites, collectively. The report provides an overview of the health of the workforce during the period Jan. 1, 1995 through Dec. 31, 2004.
The Worker Health Summary presents analyses of the participating workforce as a whole, particularly in the assessment of trends and characterization of the DOE health experience by sites under each program office: Environmental Management (EM), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Science. Analyses of the data by program office acknowledges the significant differences in the missions of the offices and provides information from a broader perspective than is available in the site-specific reports.