Occupational Health & Safety
Since 1981, SC&A has assessed the potential environmental and
public health impacts of radioactive material in the workplace.
Our nuclear physicists, nuclear engineers, health physicists, and
public health and safety professionals provide a full range of services:
- Occupational Health
- Assess worker doses and health effects
in support of new license applications and license renewals
- Perform “as low as is reasonably achievable” (ALARA) analyses
and design/procedure reviews
- Collect and review radiation worker exposure records
- Perform historic worker dose reconstructions in support of
worker compensation programs
- Occupational Safety
- Review safety design for nuclear facility applications and
license renewals in accordance with all federal and state radiation
- Design to minimize the potential for serious radiological accidents
- Perform consequence analysis in support of nuclear facility
applications and emergency planning
- Perform probabilistic risk assessments in support of severe accident
analyses for nuclear power plants and fuel cycle facilities
- For the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health, SC&A is
independently evaluating the historic occupational radiation exposures
experienced by radiation workers in the U.S. weapons complex.
- For the NRC, SC&A provided licensing support for more than
10 new nuclear plants nationwide.
- To support a possible U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
rulemaking that would reduce the occupational radiation exposure limits
for NRC and Agreement State licensees, SC&A is compiling a national
database on occupational radiation exposures of U.S. licensees and
evaluating the cost-effectiveness of alternative rulemaking strategies.
- For a private client, SC&A is evaluating the radiological exposures
and waste management issues of natural gas exploration and extraction in
Marcellus shale formations in Pennsylvania.
- For the NRC, SC&A is reviewing the combined operations license
applications for several commercial nuclear power plants.
- For the NRC, SC&A is reviewing license renewal applications and
preparing sections of supplemental environmental impact statements dealing
with radiological health and safety.