Health and Safety
ATL currently provides a variety of technical and related support services to multiple divisions and programs of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. This work is performed through multiple task orders under a multiple-award blanket purchase agreement.
We support the Division of Compensation Analysis and Support of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), conducting outreach to present and former site workers and their organizations at Department of Energy nuclear sites and other atomic weapons sites under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). ATL engages with former workers, unions, and retiree organizations to keep them informed about NIOSH activities that may impact the benefits that may be available to former workers who contract cancer that may be related to radiation exposure in their past work.
ATL has conducted many workshops to inform and educate workers and unions about the EEOICPA radiation dose reconstruction and special exposure cohort programs and arranged and facilitated meetings and interviews to elicit input from former site workers and experts about past working conditions, protective measures, and exposure monitoring.
Nuclear Power Plant Employees
ATL has provided direct support to the NIOSH Division of Compensation Analysis and Support (DCAS), specializing in outreach to present and former site workers and organizations representing those workers. We have conducted numerous workshops and arranged and facilitated over 100 focus group and other meetings to elicit information from site workers and experts about working conditions, protective measures, and exposure monitoring.
ATL coordinates worker outreach activities in conjunction with desired preparation and revision of project activities and site research activities associated with Site Profiles, Special Exposure Cohort petition evaluations, and other technical documents. Our activities include publicizing meetings, preparing meeting minutes, providing comment or feedback to meeting attendees and interviewees as resolution is provided by DCAS or by the dose reconstruction contractor, and maintaining and updating the Outreach Tracking System Database.
9/11 First Responders & Survivors
ATL is dedicated to helping the heroes and survivors of the 9/11 attacks by identifying chemical, physical, biological and other agents or hazards present at the time. These agents have been reported in published, peer-reviewed exposure assessment studies of responders or survivors who were present in the New York City disaster area, at the Pentagon site, or at the Shanksville, Pennsylvania site.
ATL has developed and maintained a voluntary registry of firefighters in order to collect history and occupational information that can be used to determine the incidence of cancer among firefighters. Using our knowledge of occupational exposures to chemical, physical and biological (infectious) agents we are able to assist in requirements gathering and tracking.
ATL, in coordination with the International Public Safety Data Institute (IPSDI), is supporting NIOSH in the design and development of this Registry as well as developing promotional materials and messaging to promote the Registry among firefighters.