The NIOSH Health-Related Energy Research Program
D. F. Utterback, L. J. Elliott
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), an agency within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is responsible for conducting analytic epidemiologic studies of workers at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sites. Authority to conduct such studies was delegated to NIOSH by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) as a result of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between DHHS and DOE originally dated in 1991 and renewed in 1996. This MOU also transferred responsibility for conducting epidemiologic studies in communities surrounding DOE sites to the National Center for Environmental Health, another CDC agency. DOE maintains responsibility for worker hazard and medical surveillance programs.
This abstract was presented at the 32nd Annual Midyear Meeting, "Creation and Future Legacy of Stockpile Stewardship Isotope Production, Applications, and Consumption", Health Implications of Stockpile Stewardship Session, 1/24/1999 - 1/27/1999, held in Albuquerque, NM.