Beryllium-Associated Worker Registry Dashboard (2018)

Welcome to the launch of the new Beryllium-Associated Worker Registry (BAWR) Dashboard, developed by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), BAWR project team, under a contract with the Department of Energy (DOE). The BAWR program began in 2002, and since its inception has tracked, monitored and analyzed data on workers exposed to beryllium and produced annual reports and summary data tables for over 30 DOE sites throughout the country. The first Registry publication reported data for 12,267 workers through 2005. In 2018, the Registry has grown to over 56,400 workers (including those at inactive reporting organizations such as Rocky Flats and some retrospective data provided prior to the 2002 start date of the Registry).

This BAWR Dashboard for 2018 is the premiere launch of a tool that will now be used to present the BAWR data on an annual basis. As a means of providing a better user experience with this new tool, the BAWR program is transitioning from presenting data in a paper-based format annual report to an interactive digital format or a Dashboard. This transition from a paper-based system to a digital format is intended to improve the user experience and allow for interaction with and visualization of data contained in the Registry. The BAWR Dashboard contains the same sections of data, graphs, tables and figures as the paper-based annual reports but is presented within the Dashboard format.

Enhancements to facilitate the user experience include features such as topical sections and tabs, navigation features such as mouse-overs with data details, and other helpful functions that allow users to quickly examine information. Users are able to explore the standard metrics and results of data analyses for the BAWR through an interrelated series of graphics and tables to provide a comprehensive overview of Registry demographics, health monitoring, and exposure activities.

As you explore the Dashboard, here are some helpful hints for the best experience:

  • To interact with the data explorer, hover over any of the graphics on the screen and click on your selection for more information.
  • Once the selected graphic is open, roll the cursor over data to enable a pop-up screen with more detailed information.
  • When you have completed your review of the graphic, please click on the ‘x’ button located in the upper right-hand corner of the graphic.
  • More information is provided in the Help section of the Dashboard.

If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions concerning this tool, please contact Dr. Margaret Venuto at DOE EHSS-13 Office of Domestic and International Health Studies at or Deborah Sweeney at or Eric Adams at at ORISE Health Studies, Information Management Systems.