- Collaboration and Library Services
Occupational Medicine Programs provide services critical to U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) health, safety, and security programs. Collaborations and library services can further enable Occupational Medicine Programs and practitioners to in their efforts:
- 1. Collaborations: Collaborations among Occupational Medicine Programs and professionals are made possible through two distinct vehicles: the iPortal and Powerpedia:
iPortal is a vehicle managed by the DOE Chief Financial Officer (CFO) that provides access to tools to help keep connected with coworkers and collaborate, including the following:
- Web Conferencing: Reduce travel between offices and give the presentation from your desk. With the web conferencing tool, share documents or the entire desktop with participants. It also gives you the ability to share control of your desktop with others in the conference.
- Instant Messenger: Keep connected with your network. Instant messenger allows you to engage in quick chats or send out messages to your contacts within DOE.
- iPages: Build a profile. iPages let you fill in your skills and expertise and connect with your team members. You can also search for others by name or by keyword to find an expert or put a face to a name. iPages are a great way to connect with colleagues across field sites!
- Group Spaces: Create a shared workspace. Group spaces are ideal for any kind of group work - shared documents, calendars, discussion boards, as well as a number of customizable features to allow your team to work together better. This same tool will allow users to create custom pages to meet requirements for sharing information across the Department.
All DOE Federal and integrated contractor employees may request access to the iPortal. If you are having trouble signing on to iPortal, contact the Help Desk by calling 301-903-2500, Option 4, Option 1. For additional questions, or to provide feedback about iPortal and its features, contact the iPortal Team at iPortal@hq.doe.gov.
Powerpedia is a government-owned collaboration space consisting of a wiki site. The mission of Powerpedia is to facilitate information sharing and coordination among DOE programs and professionals, including those associated with Occupational Medicine. It is solely for authorized internal use by DOE employees and contractors. Any DOE employee or contractor working in DOE headquarters or at a DOE field site can view and search Powerpedia. To upload or edit content on the Powerpedia wiki, however, he/she must create an account, by clicking on the link on the upper-right hand corner. He/she does not need an account to view and search content on the wiki. However, if he/she would like to edit or create new pages on the wiki, he/she will need to create and utilize an account:
A Powerpedia page has been reserved for Occupational Medicine Programs and professionals entitled "Occupational Medicine" which is available for modification or expansion by registered Powerpedia members at:
- 2. Library Services: Occupational Medicine is a specialty of such breadth and depth that professionals must often investigate concerns with the assistance of textbooks, journals, and databases, many of which are currently available on-line through the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The most relevant of these to DOE Occupational Medicine Programs and professionals ARE the following:
- The NLM PubMed comprises more than 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Although some citations are available as free full-text documents, others may be purchased at-cost through the referenced vendors or by sending requests to a library with whom physicians or allied health professionals maintain a relationship (e.g., as alumni or faculty members).
- The NLM HazMap is a relational database of chemicals, jobs and diseases. The Haz-Map Jobs table is based on the 1997 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system. The Industries table is based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The Diseases table is based on the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9). Information from textbooks, journal articles, and electronic databases (HSDB, ACGIH Documentation of TLVs, ATSDR Toxicological Profiles, NIOSHTIC, and others) was classified and summarized to create the database.
The 5997 chemical and biological agents in the database are linked to both occupational and non-occupational activities. The 235 occupational diseases in the database are linked to findings (signs and symptoms of the disease) and hazardous job tasks. Linkage to a hazardous job task indicates an increased risk for significant exposure and subsequent disease. Linkage between job tasks and jobs or industries indicates an increased likelihood for workers in these jobs or industries to engage in the hazardous job tasks. In this database, chronic occupational diseases are linked to both jobs and industries, while acute diseases and infectious diseases are linked only to jobs. Cancers are not linked to jobs, industries or findings.
Michael Ardaiz, MD, MPH, CPH
Chief Medical Officer
1000 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20585
(202) 586-8758 (phone)
Claudia Beach, RN, BA, COHN-S
Occupational Health Nurse
19901 Germantown Rd.
Germantown, MD 20874
(301) 903-9826 (phone)
Dr. Jamie Stalker, Site Medical Director at ANL.
Dr. Joe Falco, Site Medical Director at BNL, addressing group (2nd to last EFCOG)
Counselor Christopher Kuczinski of EEOC addressing the Site Medical Directors at a BNL Workshop
A surgical demonstration by the staff of the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center and Training Site (REAC/TS) includes use of protective shielding in a surgical setting to protect medical staff from radiological contamination when responding to radiological events. (Digital Archive No 1001356)
Dr. Peter Lichty, Site Medical Director at LBNL, leading a health promotional activity at LBNL.
The CMO touring a wind turbine research facility at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Denver, CO with Michael Stewart, Sr. Safety Specialist I (center) and Deb McCoy, R.N., BSN, COHN-S, Occupational Health Administrator (right).
Dr. John Sloan, Site Medical Director of the Office of Secure Transportation, participating in field exercises.
Dr. Peter Lichty, Site Medical Director at LBNL, leading an influenza immunization campaign at LBNL.
Dr. Joe Falco, Site Medical Director at BNL.
Dr. Rick Sauerman, Site Medical Director at SNL, with emergency medical staff at SNL.
Sally Gadola, Occupational Nurse Health Specialist at ORNL.
Dr. Al Wiley, Director of REAC/TS, demonstrating the REAC/TS role in Federal response to radiological emergencies.
Dr. Jamie Stalker, Site Medical Director at ANL, critiquing emergency medical services during an exercise at ANL.
This page was last updated on October 01, 2012