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Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Co.

(Site Profile/Docket Number 256)

Location: Ft. Wayne, Indiana

Also Known As: Joslyn Stainless Steel Co.

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

There are currently no open/active SEC petitions from Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Co.

Class(es) Added to the SEC

  • All Atomic Weapons Employees who worked for Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Company at the covered facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana, from March 1, 1943, through December 31, 1947, 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 200

  • All Atomic Weapons Employees who worked for Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Co. at the covered facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana, from March 1, 1943, through July 31, 1948, 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 200

Classes Not Added to the SEC

  • All Atomic Weapons Employees who worked for Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Co. at the covered facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana, from August 1, 1948, through December 31, 1952

    Note: This class was established from Petition 200

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.

Petitions

Petition 200Jan 1, 1944 to Dec 31, 1952

Petition 200
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:
Date Received

March 15, 2012

Date Qualified for Evaluation

May 10, 2012

Summary of Information in Petition

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All employees

Period of Employment: January 1, 1944 to December 31, 1952

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

Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Co. Petition [652 KB (7 pages)]

Federal Register Notice Announcing that a Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Co. SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation

May 18, 2012 [51 KB (1 page)]
(March 1, 1943 through December 31, 1947)

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

December 3, 2012 [860 KB (63 pages)]
(March 1, 1943 through December 31, 1947)

January 14, 2014 (Addendum) [137 KB (19 pages)]
(March 1, 1943 through July 31, 1948)

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

November 14, 2012 (Rev. 0)
(May 1, 1943 through December 31, 1947)

December 4, 2012 (Rev. 1)
(May 1, 1943 through December 31, 1947)

January 15, 2014 (Addendum)
(March 1, 1943 through July 31, 1948)

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The Advisory Board will discuss this petition on January 28, 2014, during its regular meeting.

The petition was discussed by the Advisory Board on December 12, 2012, during its regular meeting.

Note: the agenda for this meeting is available on the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

January 31, 2013 [39 KB (2 pages)]
(March 1, 1943 through December 31, 1947)

February 25, 2014 [39 KB (2 pages)]
(March 1, 1943, through December 31, 1948*)

June 9, 2014 [31 KB (1 page)]
(August 1, 1948, through December 31, 1952)

*Note: Extends recommendation from the previous end date of December 31, 1947, to July 31, 1948.

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

March 6, 2013 [93 KB (10 pages)]
(March 1, 1943 through December 31, 1947)

March 27, 2014 [83 KB (10 pages)]
(March 1, 1943, through July 31, 1948)

August 26, 2014 [105 KB (9 pages)]
(August 1, 1948, through December 31, 1952)

HHS Designation/Determination of Additional Members to the SEC

Designation Determination

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

Designation Determination

Note: A "designation" will be published if there is a recommendation to add a class to the SEC. A "determination" will be published if there is a recommendation not to add a class to the SEC.

Effective Date for the SEC Class

April 5, 2013
(March 1, 1943 through December 31, 1947)

April 26, 2013
(March 1, 1943, through July 31, 1948)

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

April 12, 2013 [104 KB (1 page)]
(March 1, 1943 through December 31, 1947)

May 13, 2014 [132 KB (2 pages)]
(March 1, 1943, through July 31, 1948)

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

April 15, 2013 [35 KB (1 page)]
(March 1, 1943 through December 31, 1947)

April 28, 2014 [50 KB (1 page)]
(March 1, 1943, through July 31, 1948)

Note: this only applies if the class is added to the SEC.

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.

Worker Outreach Activities for the Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Co.:

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2012
    Meeting with Former Workers from Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Co., Fort Wayne, Indiana
    Minutes [137 KB (14 pages)]

Advisory Board Work Group on TBD 6000

This Work Group is responsible reviewing the SEC petition from the Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Company, 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.

Work Group Members:

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

Meeting Information:

Technical Documents

If the energy employee's personal radiation information is incomplete, NIOSH will use other sources to estimate the radiation dose. This may involve using technical documents called Site Profiles, Technical Basis Documents, and Technical Information Bulletins.

Site Profile

Site Profile for Atomic Weapons Employers that Worked Uranium Metals [944 KB (55 pages)]
Revised June 17, 2011

Previously titled "Site Profile for Atomic Weapons Employers that Worked Uranium and Thorium Metals"

About this Document: This document provides an exposure matrix for workers at AWE facilities that performed metal-working operations with uranium metal. Over 110 facilities performed these operations, and this document intends to provide guidance for dose reconstruction at any of these facilities. The main body of this document, in Sections 2-6, includes general discussions of operations and exposure conditions at these facilities. Following the main body of this document is a collection of appendices, with one appendix for each AWE site that performed metal-working operations. Each appendix contains site-specific information that can be used for dose reconstruction. For those sites where this information is insufficient or totally lacking, the dose reconstructor must use information in the main body of the Site Profile.

Revision Includes: Incorporates review comments. Added external beta dose from surface contamination. Expanded discussion in section 3.3.1. Additional editorial changes and typographical error corrections.

Appendix:

Advisory Board and NIOSH Discussions on Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Co. Documents

The Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Co. 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 Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Co. Documents

How to Submit Comments

Comments on Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Co. Documents can be submitted to the NIOSH Docket Officer electronically by email at nioshdocket@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 (256) on all comments.

Comments Received

At this time, no comments have been submitted.

Document Archive for Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Co.

 
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