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Occupational Health & Safety

Occupational Health & Safety

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 protection standards
    • 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

Sample Projects

  • 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.

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