Extensive databases managed by ORISE help DOE and other agencies ensure the health and safety of workers
Through the management of numerous worker health databases, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Energy provides support to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and other agencies in the assessment of workforce health and safety trends. This robust collection of data includes annually-updated analyses of the information as more records are added to the each database. Information gleaned from millions of occupational health records can help DOE set future policy and determine how to address emerging issues or concerns. These databases, provided through ORISE's worker health data center, also include information that can be studied by researchers and viewed by workers and the public.
DOE Radiation Exposure Monitoring System (REMS)
With radiation exposure data for more than 500,000 workers and more than three million radiation records this database contains records that have been gathered on all DOE monitored individuals since 1986. Every year more than 100,000 exposure records from 98 organizations that report data for more than 30 DOE sites are collected, processed and added to this database.
NRC Radiation Exposure Information and Reporting System (REIRS)
This database system, which dates back to 1969, contains all occupational radiation exposure records on workers submitted to the NRC. It now encompasses 1,800-plus NRC licensees and more than five million records for more than one million individuals.
Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource
Containing analytical data for more than 80 health studies of more than one million workers, this database provides educators and independent researchers the opportunity—at no cost—to analyze and study de-identified data on DOE workers and other populations who were exposed to radiation since the Department’s early production years.
Beryllium-Associated Worker Registry
With data from 27 active reporting organizations on nearly 32,000 workers, this registry assists DOE in the identification of predictive indicators and risk management as they relate to beryllium exposure and the development of beryllium sensitization or chronic beryllium disease.
Million Worker Study
Health effects from radiation exposure in former uranium production workers at Mallinckrodt were examined as part of the Million Worker Study. The foundation of the DOE portion of the Million Worker Study is a data center, constructed by ORISE, that captures 70+ years of occupational radiation data, dating from 1942 to present. In addition to the data access and data management, ORISE provides historical knowledge of DOE operations, as well as subject matter expertise in occupational epidemiology, radiation dose assessment and biostatistical modelling.