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Health Program Management

ORAU brings more than 30 years of managing worker health programs to help meet your organization’s needs

Is your industry regulated for occupational exposures to radiation, beryllium, heavy metals, certain chemicals, nanomaterials or other potential hazards to your workforce?

Federal regulations require health programs and screenings for your workforce based on occupational exposures. Are you in compliance?

If so, compliance with federal regulations can be time-consuming and requires knowledge of the applicable laws and standards. Employers must control for exposures, provide ongoing worker health screenings and surveillance, interpret the findings and continually report exposure data and health outcomes.

ORAU has more than 30 years of experience managing comprehensive health programs for a wide range of exposures, helping our clients ensure they stay compliant with industry regulations. We can design and manage a customized, scalable health program for your employees—whether for current or former workers, large or small cohorts, single or multiple exposures, local or nationwide clinical networks—to ensure you are meeting regulatory requirements.

Together with our partners, we have the expertise to provide targeted exposure screenings, total wellness evaluations, illness and injury surveillance, and even historical exposure assessments such as radiation dose reconstruction.

  • Health care worker meeting with patient

    What is medical screening and surveillance?

    In occupational medicine, screening is used to ascertain if certain medical conditions may be attributable to occupational exposures. Following an individual on a regular basis in medical surveillance is prudent as many occupational diseases have a long latency period.

  • Dose reconstruction staff

    What is dose reconstruction?

    For some occupational settings, it is possible to determine how much exposure or dose an individual had to potentially hazardous agents. Data from air and surface sampling, dosimeter readings and historical process records all are used to perform a dose reconstruction.

What we offer

  • Management of large, complex health programs
  • Health screenings and surveillance
  • Health data analysis and reporting
  • Electronic medical recordkeeping
  • Historical exposure assessments
  • Risk management
  • Regulatory support
  • Health care provider conducting blood pressure test

    Managing nationwide health screening program for former energy workers

    ORAU and partners National Jewish Health, Comprehensive Health Services Incorporated, Axion Health and the University of Colorado, Denver, offer NSSP screenings at more than 2,000 clinics in every state across the United States.

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  • Historical photo of energy workers

    Assessing radiation exposures for energy workers

    Since its inception in 2002, the NIOSH Radiation Dose Reconstruction Program has yielded thousands of claims successfully processed for workers’ compensation.

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  • Beryllium exposure testing procedure

    Providing more than 25 years of health research for beryllium workers

    Since 1993, ORAU staff have performed more than 80,000 BeLPTs through management of the ORISE Beryllium Testing Laboratory for the Department of Energy.

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Industries we serve

  • Nuclear power
  • Chemical
  • Radiological
  • Environmental
  • Research
  • Biomedical
  • Other high-hazard industries

Our Expert

Donna Cragle

Donna Cragle, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President and Program Director, Health, Energy, and Environment

Expertise: Occupational epidemiology, design and implementation of large-scale worker health studies and programs, manages a program of more than 200 experts and professionals

  • Adjunct faculty, University of Tennessee
  • Lead epidemiologist/founder of beryllium lymphocyte proliferation testing at ORAU
  • Management advisor, ORAU Team providing dose reconstructions to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act
  • Director, National Supplemental Screening Program providing media screening to former U.S. Department of Energy workers nationwide
  • Lead epidemiologist, medical screening program for residents affected by TVA Kingston Fossil Plant coal fly ash spill

Contact us

For more information on designing or managing your health programs, contact Dr. Donna Cragle at 865.576.2866 or donna.cragle@orau.org.

For more information about contracting with ORAU, contact Dominic Moro at 865.241.1446 or dominic.moro@orau.org.