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Baker Brothers

(Site Profile/Docket Number 259)

Location: Toledo, Ohio

Also Known As: Rems, Inc.

Special Exposure Cohort Petition Information

The Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) is a unique category of employees established by the Act (42 CFR Part 83). Claims compensated under the SEC do not have to go through the dose reconstruction process. To qualify for compensation under the SEC, a covered employee must meet specific requirements (e.g., must have at least one of 22 "specified cancers," and have worked for a specified time period at one of the SEC sites). Classes of employees and work sites can be considered for addition to the SEC through a NIOSH petition process. More information about the Special Exposure Cohort can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Open/Active SEC Petitions

To date, there are 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

Below is a list of the petitions that qualified for evaluation. Select a petition on the list to view the table for that particular petition.


Petition 204Jun 1, 1943 to Dec 31, 1996

Petition 204
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:

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 petition 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 [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 [196 KB (1 page)]

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

November 14, 2012 [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 [38 KB (2 pages)]
(June 1, 1943, through December 31, 1944)

August 28, 2013 [33 KB (2 pages)]
(January 1, 1945, through December 31, 1996)

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

March 6, 2013 [90 KB (9 pages)]
(June 1, 1943, through December 31, 1944)

September 30, 2013 [263 KB (9 pages)]
(January 1, 1945, through December 31, 1996)

HHS Designation/Determination of Additional Members to the SEC

March 6, 2013 [43 KB (4 pages)]
(June 1, 1943, through December 31, 1944)

September 30, 2013 [112 KB (4 pages)]
(January 1, 1945, through December 31, 1996)

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

March 26, 2013 [99 KB (2 pages)]
(June 1, 1943, through December 31, 1944)

October 29, 2013 [72 KB (1 page)]
(January 1, 1945, through December 31, 1996)

Effective Date for the SEC Class

April 5, 2013

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

April 12, 2013 [75 KB (1 page)]

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

April 5, 2013 [36 KB (1 page)]

Advisory Board Work Group on Baker Brothers

This Work Group is responsible reviewing the SEC petition from the Baker Brothers petitioners, reviewing the NIOSH Evaluation Report of the petition, considering issues that may be raised by the Board's contractor (SC&A) concerning the NIOSH Evaluation Report, and for assisting NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group may recommend to the Board, changes in the Site Profile as appropriate. The Work Group should strive to develop a recommendation to the Board on whether a class should be added to the SEC.

Note: The Baker Brothers Work Group is no longer active. The work site was also previously listed under the TBD 6000 Work Group, but is not currently under discussion.

Work Group Members:

  • Paul L. Ziemer, Ph.D. (Chair)
  • Josie Beach
  • John W. Poston, Sr.
  • Wanda I. Munn

Meeting Details:

Pre-Decisional Document Policy

Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board's Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These pre-decisional documents, such as white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. Although discussion during a public meeting may cover pre-decisional documents, these documents often are not further revised or finalized, and thus do not reflect the final determination or evaluation of the Advisory Board and its Work Groups. Additionally, some pre-decisional documents not otherwise posted on the website may contain sensitive information, which would require an interested party to obtain such documents by filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request the CDC/ATSDR FOIA office at

Advisory Board and NIOSH Discussions 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.

Public Comments on Baker Brothers Documents

How to Submit Comments

Comments on Baker Brothers documents can be submitted to the NIOSH Docket Officer electronically by email at 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 comments on Baker Brothers have been received at this time.

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