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ERIC Number: ED015274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 1
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STUDIES IN WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION AND RADIATION INJURY. VOLUME I, FEDERAL-STATE COOPERATION IN IMPROVEMENT OF WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION LEGISLATION, AND PROCEEDINGS OF A WORKSHOP.
JOHNSON, DAVID B.; AND OTHERS
ABOUT 100 REPRESENTATIVES OF INTERESTED AGENCIES, INSTITUTIONS, AND PROFESSIONS MET IN A WORKSHOP WITH U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND U.S. ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS A STUDY WHOSE PURPOSE WAS TO IDENTIFY WAYS IN WHICH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MIGHT INDUCE OR ENCOURAGE THE STATES TO UNDERTAKE CHANGES IN THEIR WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION PROGRAMS TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE PROTECTION TO EMPLOYEES AGAINST THE HAZARDS OF IONIZING RADIATION. THE IMPORTANT FACTORS WHICH ACCOUNTED FOR THE PRESENT STATUS OF STATE LAWS WERE IDENTIFIED BY INTERVIEWING KNOWLEDGEABLE INDIVIDUALS IN SIX STATES. DOCUMENT RESEARCH REVEALED SPECIFIC WAYS IN WHICH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MIGHT ENCOURAGE AMENDMENT OF STATE LAWS. RECOMMENDATIONS WERE THAT (1) THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR'S BUREAU OF STANDARDS ENCOURAGE THE STATES TO PROVIDE AN ENVIRONMENT OF COMPROMISE BETWEEN PARTIES CONCERNED IN WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION AND INCREASE THE SCOPE OF ITS INFORMATION PROGRAM, (2) THE U.S. ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION INCREASE ITS EFFORTS TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT NUCLEAR HAZARD STANDARDS IN WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION STATUTES, AND (3) BOTH ABOVE-MENTIONED AGENCIES DRAFT LEGISLATION TO BE SUBMITTED TO CONGRESS TO PROVIDE CERTAIN GRANTS-IN-AID TO STATES FOR IMPROVING COMPENSATION BENEFITS. THE WORKSHOP REPORT INCLUDES PRELIMINARY REPORTS OF STUDIES ON SOME PROBLEMS OF RADIATION INJURIES AND RADIATION RECORDKEEPING AND DISCUSSIONS OF STATE ACTION THROUGH GRANTS-IN-AID AND THROUGH EDUCATIONAL MEANS. RELATED STUDIES ARE VT 003 649 AND VT 003 650. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS GPO Y3.AT7--2R11/28/V.I FOR $1.25 FROM SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS, U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20402. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Atomic Energy Commission, Washington, DC.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
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