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NIOSH Program Area:

Radiation Dose Reconstruction

 

Baker Brothers
(Site Profile/Docket Number 259)

Location: Toledo, Ohio

Also known as:   Rems, Inc.

Worker Outreach Activities

Based on a recommendation from the Advisory Board to provide workers and site experts with opportunities to participate in developing the technical documents used in dose reconstruction, NIOSH established a Worker Outreach Program.

At Worker Outreach Meetings, current and former DOE and AWE employees have opportunities to obtain information about Site Profiles, Technical Basis Documents, and Technical Information Bulletins, and to provide information for consideration and possible use in dose reconstruction. This process is valuable to ensure that the technical documents used in dose reconstruction contain correct and useful information.

Below are the Worker Outreach Activities for the Baker Brothers:

At the current time, worker outreach activities have not been scheduled.

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Advisory Board Work Group on TBD 6000

This Work Group is responsible for the review of the specified TBDs, as well as the Appendices that apply to specific work sites. They will also review any reports developed by the Board's contractor (SC&A) pertaining to these TBDs and the Appendices, and will assist NIOSH and SC&A in resolving issues that arise through the review process. The initial focus of the Work Group will be on Appendix BB of TBD 6000, dealing with General Steel Industries. The Work Group will make recommendations to the Board in cases where Appendices involve sites with SEC petitions. Sites currently being considered under this Work Group include Baker Brothers, Bliss & Laughlin Steel, General Steel Industries, Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Co., and Simonds Saw and Steel Company.

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Advisory Board and NIOSH Comments and Discussion Papers on Baker Brothers

The Baker Brothers discussion papers listed below are working documents prepared by NIOSH or its contractor for use in discussions with the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health or its Working Groups or Subcommittees. Draft, preliminary, interim, and white paper documents are not final NIOSH or Advisory Board (or their technical support and review contractors) positions unless specifically marked as such. These documents represent preliminary positions taken on technical issues prepared by NIOSH or its contractor.

The discussion papers have been reviewed to identify and redact any information that is protected by the Privacy Act 5 USC 552a and have been cleared for distribution.

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Public Comments on Baker Brothers Documents

How to Submit Public Comments

Members of the public can provide comments on Baker Brothers documents. Comments should be submitted to the NIOSH Docket Officer electronically by e-mail at NIOCINDOCKET@cdc.gov or printed comments can be mailed to NIOSH Docket Office, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, MS-C34, 1090 Tusculum Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45226. Please include the Site Profile/Docket Number (259) on all comments.

Comments Received:

No public comments have been received at this time.

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Special Exposure Cohort Petition Information for Baker Brothers


Open/Active SEC Petitions

There are currently no open/active SEC petitions from Baker Brothers.


Class(es) Added to the SEC

All Atomic Weapons Employees who worked at the Baker Brothers site in Toledo, Ohio, during the period from June 1, 1943, through December 31, 1944, for a number of work days aggregating at least 250 work days, occurring either solely under this employment, or in combination with work days within the parameters established for one or more other classes of employees included in the Special Exposure Cohort

(Note: This class was established from Petition 204)


Classes Not Added to the SEC

All Atomic Weapons Employees and Department of Energy employees, contractors and subcontractors who worked at the Baker Brothers site in Toledo, Ohio, during the applicable covered residual radiation and remediation period from January 1, 1945, through December 31, 1996

(Note: This class was established from Petition 204)


SEC Petitions Not Qualifying for Evaluation

Not applicable at this time.


Petitions Qualified for Evaluation

To date, one petition from Baker Brothers has qualified for evaluation. The left-hand column of the table below shows the various steps in the SEC petitioning process. The right-hand column of the table contains information related to the Baker Brothers petition.

Petition 204
Date Received

June 5, 2012

Date Qualified for Evaluation

July 24, 2012

Summary of Information in Petition

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All employees who worked in any area

Period of Employment: June 1, 1943 to December 31, 1996

Note: The information above is what qualified for evaluation. During our evaluation of whether dose reconstructions can adequately be completed for the above job titles and period of employment, information may cause NIOSH to change some the dates or job titles/duties. Therefore, as this petition proceeds through the SEC petitioning process and if an SEC class is proposed, the proposed class may not exactly match the above information.

Copy of the Petition Received

Baker Brothers Petition
this document in PDF PDF 1 MB (14 pages)

Federal Register Notice Announcing that a Baker Brothers SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation

August 3, 2012
(June 1, 1943 to December 31, 1996)
this document in PDF PDF 196 KB (1 page)

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

November 14, 2012
(June 1, 1943 through December 31, 1996)
this document in PDF PDF 1 MB (61 pages)

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

Not applicable at this time.

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The Advisory Board discussed this petition on December 12, 2012, during its regular meeting.

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

January 31, 2013
(June 1, 1943, through December 31, 1944)
this document in PDF PDF 38 KB (2 pages)

August 28, 2013
(January 1, 1945, through December 31, 1996)
this document in PDF PDF 33 KB (2 pages)

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

March 6, 2013
(June 1, 1943, through December 31, 1944)
this document in PDF PDF 90 KB (9 pages)

September 30, 2013
(January 1, 1945, through December 31, 1996)
this document in PDF PDF 74 KB (9 pages)

HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC

March 6, 2013
(June 1, 1943, through December 31, 1944)
this document in PDF PDF 43 KB (4 pages)

Note: A "designation" means that HHS is recommending a class be added to the SEC.

HHS Determination Concerning a Petition to Add Members to the SEC September 30, 2013
(January 1, 1945, through December 31, 1996)
this document in PDF PDF 39 KB (4 pages)

Note: A "determination" means that HHS is recommending a class not be added to the SEC.

Federal Register Notice: Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort

March 26, 2013
(June 1, 1943, through December 31, 1944)
this document in PDF PDF 99 KB (2 pages)

Note: A "designation" means that HHS is recommending a class be added to the SEC.

Federal Register Notice: Determination Concerning a Petition to Add Members to the SEC October 29, 2013
(January 1, 1945, through December 31, 1996)
this document in PDF PDF 72 KB (1 page)

Note: A "determination" means that HHS is recommending a class not be added to the SEC.

Effective Date for the SEC Class

April 5, 2013
(June 1, 1943, through December 31, 1944)

Federal Register Notice: Final Effect of Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort

April 12, 2013
(June 1, 1943, through December 31, 1944)
this document in PDF PDF 75 KB (1 page)

Letter to DOL Regarding the Addition of a New Class of Employees to the SEC

April 5, 2013
(June 1, 1943, through December 31, 1944)
this document in PDF PDF 36 KB (1 page)

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Page last reviewed: August 25, 2014
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