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Title: Exposure Based Health Issues Project Report: Phase I of High Level Tank Operations, Retrieval, Pretreatment, and Vitrification Exposure Based Health Issues Analysis

Abstract

The Department of Energy (DOE) has the responsibility to understand the ''big picture'' of worker health and safety which includes fully recognizing the vulnerabilities and associated programs necessary to protect workers at the various DOE sites across the complex. Exposure analysis and medical surveillance are key aspects for understanding this big picture, as is understanding current health and safety practices and how they may need to change to relate to future health and safety management needs. The exposure-based health issues project was initiated to assemble the components necessary to understand potential exposure situations and their medical surveillance and clinical aspects. Phase I focused only on current Hanford tank farm operations and serves as a starting point for the overall project. It is also anticipated that once the pilot is fully developed for Hanford HLW (i.e., current operations, retrieval, pretreatment, vitrification, and disposal), the process and analysis methods developed will be available and applicable for other DOE operations and sites. The purpose of this Phase I project report is to present the health impact information collected regarding ongoing tank waste maintenance operations, show the various aspects of health and safety involved in protecting workers, introduce the reader to the kinds ofmore » information that will need to be analyzed in order to effectively manage worker safety.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
15010149
Report Number(s):
PNNL-13722
HC1009000; TRN: US0500330
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 30 Nov 2001
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; MAINTENANCE; MANAGEMENT; MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE; SAFETY; STORAGE FACILITIES; TANKS; VITRIFICATION; WASTES; WORKER EXPOSURE; WORKER HEALTH EFFECTS; HIGH-LEVEL WASTE TANK HEALTH AND SAFETY

Citation Formats

Stenner, Robert D, Bowers, Harold N, Kenoyer, Judson L, Strenge, Dennis L, Brady, William H, Ladue, Buffi, and Samuels, Joseph K. Exposure Based Health Issues Project Report: Phase I of High Level Tank Operations, Retrieval, Pretreatment, and Vitrification Exposure Based Health Issues Analysis. United States: N. p., 2001. Web. doi:10.2172/15010149.
Stenner, Robert D, Bowers, Harold N, Kenoyer, Judson L, Strenge, Dennis L, Brady, William H, Ladue, Buffi, & Samuels, Joseph K. Exposure Based Health Issues Project Report: Phase I of High Level Tank Operations, Retrieval, Pretreatment, and Vitrification Exposure Based Health Issues Analysis. United States. doi:10.2172/15010149.
Stenner, Robert D, Bowers, Harold N, Kenoyer, Judson L, Strenge, Dennis L, Brady, William H, Ladue, Buffi, and Samuels, Joseph K. Fri . "Exposure Based Health Issues Project Report: Phase I of High Level Tank Operations, Retrieval, Pretreatment, and Vitrification Exposure Based Health Issues Analysis". United States. doi:10.2172/15010149. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15010149.
@article{osti_15010149,
title = {Exposure Based Health Issues Project Report: Phase I of High Level Tank Operations, Retrieval, Pretreatment, and Vitrification Exposure Based Health Issues Analysis},
author = {Stenner, Robert D and Bowers, Harold N and Kenoyer, Judson L and Strenge, Dennis L and Brady, William H and Ladue, Buffi and Samuels, Joseph K},
abstractNote = {The Department of Energy (DOE) has the responsibility to understand the ''big picture'' of worker health and safety which includes fully recognizing the vulnerabilities and associated programs necessary to protect workers at the various DOE sites across the complex. Exposure analysis and medical surveillance are key aspects for understanding this big picture, as is understanding current health and safety practices and how they may need to change to relate to future health and safety management needs. The exposure-based health issues project was initiated to assemble the components necessary to understand potential exposure situations and their medical surveillance and clinical aspects. Phase I focused only on current Hanford tank farm operations and serves as a starting point for the overall project. It is also anticipated that once the pilot is fully developed for Hanford HLW (i.e., current operations, retrieval, pretreatment, vitrification, and disposal), the process and analysis methods developed will be available and applicable for other DOE operations and sites. The purpose of this Phase I project report is to present the health impact information collected regarding ongoing tank waste maintenance operations, show the various aspects of health and safety involved in protecting workers, introduce the reader to the kinds of information that will need to be analyzed in order to effectively manage worker safety.},
doi = {10.2172/15010149},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2001},
month = {11}
}

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