4285.0: Tuesday, November 14, 2000: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

The US DOE Workforce: Studies of Former and Current Workers, Part II, NIOSH-Funded Research of US DOE Current Employees

This session will report on NIOSH-funded research regarding "health risks from exposure to physical, chemical and psycho-social factors affecting current and former Department of Energy workers". The research, sponsored by the Health-Related Energy Research Branch (HERB) within NIOSH, grows out of the 1996 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Presider(s):Steve Ahrenholz, PhD, CIH
4:30 PMOverview of Current NIOSH/HERB Occupational Research and Worker Outreach Efforts at DOE Sites
Steve Ahrenholz, PhD, CIH
4:43 PMThe Risks of Making Nuclear Weapons: A review of the Health and Mortality Experience of Department of Energy Contract Employees
Robert Alvarez
4:56 PMEffects of organizational downsizing on workers' health and organizational productivity
Lewis D Pepper, MD, MPH, Miriam S Messinger, MPH, Molly Jacobs, MPH, Les Boden, PhD, Larry Murphy, PhD, Soo-Yee Lim, PhD, Pam Kocher, MPH
5:09 PMFactors Affecting the Use of Respiratory Protective Equipment
Mary K. Salazar, EdD, RN, COHN-S
5:22 PMBeryllium Sensitization Progresses to Chronic Beryllium Disease
Lee S Newman, MD, MA, Margaret M Mroz, MSPH, Elaine M Daniloff, MSPH, Lisa A Maier, MD, MSPH, Ronald Balkissoon, MD, DIH
5:35 PMMedical Screening at Rocky Flats: Using Epidemiologic Databases for Notification and Testing
James Ruttenber, MD, PhD, Lee Newman, Sandra Mohr, Michael Kosnett, Anthony LaMontagne
5:48 PMDiscussion
Sponsor:Occupational Health and Safety
Cosponsors:Epidemiology; Labor Caucus

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA