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Author Niu, Shengli.
Title Approaches to Attribution of Detrimental Health Effects to Occupational Ionizing Radiation Exposure and their Application in Compensation Programmes for Cancer (OSH 73) : a practical guide.
Imprint Geneva : International Labour Office, 2010.

Author Niu, Shengli.
Series Occupational Safety and Health
Occupational Safety and Health.
Subject Industrial hygiene.
Industrial safety.
Occupational ionizing.
Labor unions.
Alt Name Deboodt, Pascal.
Zeeb, Hajo.
International Atomic Energy Agency.
Organization, International Labour.
World Health Organization.
Description 1 online resource (111 pages).
Contents Foreword; Preface; Abbreviations; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Background; 1.2 Objective; 1.3 Scope; 1.4 Structure; Part A: The scientific basis of risk attribution; 2 Approaches to attributing health effects to occupational radiation exposure; 2.1 Deterministic effects; 2.1.1 Background; 2.1.2 Dependence on cell killing; 2.1.3 Threshold dose values for deterministic effects; 2.2 Stochastic effects; 2.2.1 Background; 2.2.2 Assigned share (probability of causation); 2.2.3 Uncertainties; 2.2.4 Estimation of assigned share for cancer; 2.2.5 Practical examples.
Part B: Risk attribution-based compensation programmes3 Approaches to assessment in risk attribution-based compensation programmes; 3.1 Attributing deterministic effects; 3.2 Attributing stochastic effects; 4 Features of risk attribution-based compensation programmes; 4.1 Background; 4.2 General features; 4.2.1 Establishment of risk attribution-based compensation programmes; 4.2.2 Population; 4.2.3 Eligibility; 4.2.4 Assessment criteria; 4.2.5 Input data; 4.2.6 Compensability; 4.2.7 Settlement options; 4.2.8 Administration; 4.2.9 Funding of compensation schemes.
5 Conclusions and recommendationsAppendix A: Examples of compensation programmes; A.1 The UK Compensation Scheme for Radiation-Linked Diseases; A.1.1 Population; A.1.2 Eligibility; A.1.3 Assessment criteria; A.1.4 Input data; A.1.5 Compensability; A.1.6 The approach to uncertainty; A.1.7 Settlement value; A.1.8 Summary of important features; A.2 The US Department of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program; A.2.1 Population; A.2.2 Eligibility; A.2.3 Assessment method; A.2.4 Input data; A.2.5 Compensability criteria; A.2.6 Nature of compensation.
A.2.7 Summary of important featuresA. 2.8 Other US programmes; A.3 The Japanese compensation programme for atomic bomb survivors; A.3.1 Population; A.3.2 Eligibility; A.3.3 Assessment criteria and methods; A.3.4 Input data; A.3.5 Compensability; A.3.6 The approach to uncertainty; A.3.7 Nature of compensation/settlement values; A.4 The Russian Federation Compensation Scheme for Radiation-Linked Diseases; A.4.1 Population; A.4.2 Eligibility; A.4.3 Assessment criteria; A.4.4 Workers Exposed in Special Circumstances; A.4.5 Radiation Workers; A.4.6 Input data; A.4.7 Compensability.
A.4.8 Settlement valueA. 4.9 Summary of important features: Workers Exposed in Special Circumstances; A.4.10 Summary of important features: Radiation Workers; A.5 The French compensation programme; A.5.1 Origin of the compensation system and its principles; A.5.2 Eligibility for diseases associated with ionizing radiation; A.5.3 Population concerned; A.5.4 Compensation statistics; A.5.5 Extension towards attributability; A.6 Legal provisions applicable to workers affected by occupational exposure to ionizing radiation in the Argentine Republic; A.6.1 Introduction.
Note A.6.2 Legal system of compensation: Normative framework.
Summary Jointly published by three international organizations with mandates relating to occupational health and ionizing radiation - the ILO, IAEA and WHO - the publication will be useful for national authorities, trade unions, employers and other parties with an interest in ensuring an equitable approach to workers' compensation.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789221224143 (electronic bk.)
9221224147 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 767502544
Additional Format Print version: Niu, Shengli. Approaches to Attribution of Detrimental Health Effects to Occupational Ionizing Radiation Exposure and their Application in Compensation Programmes for Cancer (OSH 73) : A practical guide. Geneva : International Labour Office, ©2010 9789221224136

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