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Title: Developing integrated benchmarks for DOE performance measurement

Abstract

The objectives of this task were to describe and evaluate selected existing sources of information on occupational safety and health with emphasis on hazard and exposure assessment, abatement, training, reporting, and control identifying for exposure and outcome in preparation for developing DOE performance benchmarks. Existing resources and methodologies were assessed for their potential use as practical performance benchmarks. Strengths and limitations of current data resources were identified. Guidelines were outlined for developing new or improved performance factors, which then could become the basis for selecting performance benchmarks. Data bases for non-DOE comparison populations were identified so that DOE performance could be assessed relative to non-DOE occupational and industrial groups. Systems approaches were described which can be used to link hazards and exposure, event occurrence, and adverse outcome factors, as needed to generate valid, reliable, and predictive performance benchmarks. Data bases were identified which contain information relevant to one or more performance assessment categories . A list of 72 potential performance benchmarks was prepared to illustrate the kinds of information that can be produced through a benchmark development program. Current information resources which may be used to develop potential performance benchmarks are limited. There is need to develop an occupational safetymore » and health information and data system in DOE, which is capable of incorporating demonstrated and documented performance benchmarks prior to, or concurrent with the development of hardware and software. A key to the success of this systems approach is rigorous development and demonstration of performance benchmark equivalents to users of such data before system hardware and software commitments are institutionalized.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6770112
Report Number(s):
BNL-52350
ON: DE93005732
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; INJURIES; MITIGATION; OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY; BENCHMARKS; AUTOMOBILES; CONTRACTORS; DATA COMPILATION; HEALTH HAZARDS; TRAINING; US DOE; DATA; EDUCATION; HAZARDS; INFORMATION; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; SAFETY; US ORGANIZATIONS; VEHICLES; 290300* - Energy Planning & Policy- Environment, Health, & Safety; 550600 - Medicine; 552000 - Public Health

Citation Formats

Barancik, J. I., Kramer, C. F., and Thode, Jr. H.C. Developing integrated benchmarks for DOE performance measurement. United States: N. p., 1992. Web. doi:10.2172/6770112.
Barancik, J. I., Kramer, C. F., & Thode, Jr. H.C. Developing integrated benchmarks for DOE performance measurement. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6770112
Barancik, J. I., Kramer, C. F., and Thode, Jr. H.C. Wed . "Developing integrated benchmarks for DOE performance measurement". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6770112. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6770112.
@article{osti_6770112,
title = {Developing integrated benchmarks for DOE performance measurement},
author = {Barancik, J. I. and Kramer, C. F. and Thode, Jr. H.C.},
abstractNote = {The objectives of this task were to describe and evaluate selected existing sources of information on occupational safety and health with emphasis on hazard and exposure assessment, abatement, training, reporting, and control identifying for exposure and outcome in preparation for developing DOE performance benchmarks. Existing resources and methodologies were assessed for their potential use as practical performance benchmarks. Strengths and limitations of current data resources were identified. Guidelines were outlined for developing new or improved performance factors, which then could become the basis for selecting performance benchmarks. Data bases for non-DOE comparison populations were identified so that DOE performance could be assessed relative to non-DOE occupational and industrial groups. Systems approaches were described which can be used to link hazards and exposure, event occurrence, and adverse outcome factors, as needed to generate valid, reliable, and predictive performance benchmarks. Data bases were identified which contain information relevant to one or more performance assessment categories . A list of 72 potential performance benchmarks was prepared to illustrate the kinds of information that can be produced through a benchmark development program. Current information resources which may be used to develop potential performance benchmarks are limited. There is need to develop an occupational safety and health information and data system in DOE, which is capable of incorporating demonstrated and documented performance benchmarks prior to, or concurrent with the development of hardware and software. A key to the success of this systems approach is rigorous development and demonstration of performance benchmark equivalents to users of such data before system hardware and software commitments are institutionalized.},
doi = {10.2172/6770112},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6770112}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {9}
}