Program Evaluation Reports (PERs) and Program Evaluation Plans (PEPs)
NIOSH is committed to applying the best available science in dose reconstructions. In keeping with this commitment, completed cases with probabilities of causation less than 50% are reviewed as relevant new information becomes available. The results of these reviews are described in a Program Evaluation Report (PER). The PER details the effect, if any, of the new information on the completed dose reconstruction. If it appears that the new information may result in an increase in dose for a completed dose reconstruction with a probability of causation of less than 50%, NIOSH is committed to working with the Department of Labor to reopen and rework the dose reconstruction, as appropriate. A Program Evaluation Plan (PEP) describes plans for evaluating specific program details or issues.
At the current time, no PERs or PEPs specific to Horizons, Inc. have been developed. However, we have developed PERs and PEPs that pertain to multiple sites. To view all PERs and PEPs that have been developed, please refer to the Program Evaluation Reports (PERs) and Program Evaluation Plans (PEPs) page.
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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 Horizons, Inc.:
At the current time, worker outreach activities have not been scheduled.
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Comments on Horizons, Inc. Documents
How to Submit Comments
Comments on Horizons, Inc. documents can 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 (118) on all comments.
At this time, no comments have been submitted on Horizons, Inc. documents.
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Special Exposure Cohort Petition Information for Horizons, Inc.
- Class Added to the SEC
Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE)
employees who worked at the Horizons, Inc.
facility from January 1, 1952, through
December 31, 1956, 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 in the
Special Exposure Cohort.
- Petitions Qualified for Evaluation
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All workers
Period of Employment: January 1, 1944 through December 31, 1956; and January 1, 1957 through July 31, 2006 (residual period)
- Federal Register Notice Announcing that the
Horizons, Inc. SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications
for Review and Evaluation
October 29, 2007
PDF 74 KB (1 page)
- Copy of the Petition Received
Copy of the Horizons, Inc. SEC petition received
(July 26, 2007)
PDF 1.2 MB (10 pages)
- SEC Petition Evaluation Report
Horizons, Inc. SEC Evaluation Report
(March 14, 2008)
PDF 149 KB (41 pages)
- Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board
The petition was discussed by the Advisory Board
on April 7, 2008, during its regular meeting.
- Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition
Advisory Board recommendation regarding the Horizons, Inc., SEC petition
(April 30, 2008)
PDF 481 KB (2 pages)
- HHS Letter to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition
HHS letters to Congress regarding the Horizons, Inc., SEC petition
(May 30, 2008)
PDF 74 KB (6 pages)
- Federal Register Notice: Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort
Designation of a Class of Employees from Horizons, Inc., to the SEC (January 1, 1952 through December 31, 1956)
(July 1, 2008)
PDF 118 KB (2 pages)
- HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC
HHS designation of additional members from Horizons, Inc., to the SEC
(May 30, 2008)
PDF 49 KB (4 pages)
- Effective Date for the SEC Class
June 29, 2008 (January 1, 1952 through December 31, 1956)
- Federal Register Notice: Final Effect of Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort
Final effect of a class of employees from Horizons, Inc., for addition to the SEC
(July 18, 2008)
PDF 63 KB (1 page)
- Letter to DOL Regarding the Addition of a New Class of Employees to the SEC
Letter to DOL regarding the addition of a class of employees from Horizons, Inc., to the SEC
(July 2, 2008)
PDF 28 KB (1 page)
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