ORISE releases Occupational Radiation Exposure Report

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August 24, 2021

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—ORISE has released the Occupational Radiation Exposure Report, which presents the results of analyses of occupational radiation exposures at DOE National Nuclear Security Administration facilities during 2019. The report including occupational radiation exposure information for DOE employees, contractors, and subcontractors, as well as members of the public who have worked or entered controlled areas monitored for exposure to radiation.

Data contained in this report come from DOE’s Radiation Exposure Monitoring System (REMS), a key asset in examining the occupational radiation exposure received at DOE facilities. The Atomic Energy Commission in 1969 established the system and ORISE currently manages it.

ORISE staff supporting REMS annually collect and process more than 100,000 exposure records from 111 organizations that report data from more than 35 DOE sites. REMS contains approximately 4.6 million exposure records dating back to the 1950s.

An online query tool is available for individuals and sites to examine trends in key indicators in the summarized REMS data. The REMS website contains the series of annual reports since 1974, a dashboard and historical interactive presentation tools, and a secure dose history request module as well as links to regulations, guidance and software tools to assist in the reporting of monitoring records to the REMS repository.

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The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) asset that is dedicated to enabling critical scientific, research, and health initiatives of the department and its laboratory system by providing world class expertise in STEM workforce development, scientific and technical reviews, and the evaluation of radiation exposure and environmental contamination.

ORISE is managed by ORAU, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, for DOE’s Office of Science. The single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, the Office of Science is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit science.osti.gov.