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Norton Co.

(Site Profile/Docket Number 169)

Location: Worcester, Massachusetts

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 Norton Co..

Class(es) Added to the SEC

  • All AWE employees who worked at the Norton Company in Worcester, Massachusetts, from January 1, 1945 through December 31, 1957, 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.

    Note: This class was established by Petition 148

  • All atomic weapons employees who worked in any building or area at the facility owned by the Norton Co. (or a subsequent owner) in Worcester, Massachusetts, during the period from January 1, 1958 through October 10, 1962, 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 by Petition 148

Classes Not Added to the SEC

  • All Atomic Weapons Employees who worked in any building or area at the facility owned by Norton Co. (or a subsequent owner) in Worcester, Massachusetts, from October 11, 1962 through October 31, 2009

SEC Petitions Not Qualifying for Evaluation

In addition to the petition listed below, two additional petitions were received but did not qualify for evaluation. One did not meet the minimum petition requirements and the class defined in the other petition was already included in the SEC.

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 148Jan 1, 1945 to Dec 31, 1957

Petition 148
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:

Date Received

May 28, 2009

Date Qualified for Evaluation

June 1, 2009

Summary of Information in Petition

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All Atomic Weapons Employer employees

Period of Employment: January 1, 1945 through December 31, 1957

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

May 28, 2009[198 KB (4 pages)] (January 1, 1945 through December 31, 1957)

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

June 10, 2009[53 KB (2 pages)] (January 1, 1945 through December 31, 1957)

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

July 7, 2009[126 KB (27 pages)] (January 1, 1945 through December 31, 1957)

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

July 7, 2009

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The Advisory Board discussed the petition on July 28 and September 8, 2009, during its regular meetings (January 1, 1945 through December 31, 1957).

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

August 28, 2009[30 KB (2 pages)] (January 1, 1945 through December 31, 1957)

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

September 29, 2009[36 KB (5 pages)] (January 1, 1945 through December 31, 1957)

HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC

Designation

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

Designation

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

October 29, 2009 (January 1, 1945 through December 31, 1957)

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

November 5, 2009 [83 KB (2 pages)]
(January 1, 1945 through December 31, 1957)

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

October 29, 2009[19 KB (1 page)] (January 1, 1945 through December 31, 1957)

Petition 173Jan 1, 1960 to Dec 31, 1972

Petition 173
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:

Date Received

May 17, 2010

Date Qualified for Evaluation

July 22, 2010

Summary of Information in Petition

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

Period of Employment: January 1, 1960 through December 31, 1972

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

May 17, 2010[1.2 MB (31 pages)] (January 1, 1960 through December 31, 1972)

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

August 23, 2010 [49 KB (2 pages)] (January 1, 1960 through December 31, 1972)

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

January 26, 2011[224 KB (44 pages)] (Residual Radiation Period from January 1, 1958 through October 31, 2009)

August 8, 2011 - Addendum to the SEC Petition Evaluation Report for Norton Co. [100 KB (11 pages)] (January 1, 1960 through December 31, 1972)

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

February 3, 2011

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The Advisory Board discussed the petition on August 24, 2011, during its regular meeting (1962-2009). The original petition was discussed by the Advisory Board on February 24, 2011, during its regular meeting (Residual Radiation Period from January 1, 1958 through October 31, 2009).

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

March 28, 2011[29 KB (2 pages)] (January 1, 1960 through December 31, 1972)

September 14, 2011 [27 KB (2 pages)] (October 11, 1962 through October 31, 2009)

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

April 29, 2011[107 KB (10 pages)] (January 1, 1960 through December 31, 1972)

October 26, 2011[70 KB (9 pages)] (October 11, 1962 through October 31, 2009)

HHS Designation/Determination of Additional Members to the SEC

Designation Determination

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

May 17, 2011[39 KB (1 page)] (January 1, 1960 through December 31, 1972)

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

May 29, 2011 (January 1, 1960 through December 31, 1972)

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

June 9, 2011[45 KB (1 page)] (January 1, 1960 through December 31, 1972)

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

June 6, 2011[17 KB (1 page)] (January 1, 1960 through December 31, 1972)

Advisory Board and NIOSH Discussions on Norton Co.

The Norton 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 Norton Co. Documents

How to Submit Comments

Comments on Norton 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 (169) on all comments.

Comments Received

At this time, no comments have been submitted on Norton Co. documents.

 
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