Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education (ORISE)
(Site Profile/Docket Number 076)
Location: Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Also known as: Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), Oak Ridge Institute for Nuclear Studies (ORINS)
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 Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education (ORISE).
Class(es) Added to the SEC
Employees of the DOE predecessor agencies and their contractors or subcontractors who were monitored or should have been monitored while working at the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies (ORINS) Cancer Research Hospital from May 15, 1950, through December 31, 1963, and who were employed for a number of work days aggregating at least 250 work days or in combination with work days within the parameters established for other classes of employees included in the SEC.
Note: This class was established by Petition 33
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.
Petition 33Jun 1, 1950 to Jun 25, 1956
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May 4, 2005
Date Qualified for Evaluation
October 6, 2005
Summary of Information in Petition
Location: Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All medical division employees
Period of Employment: June 1, 1950 through June 25, 1956
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
Federal Register Notice Announcing that a Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education (ORISE) SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation
SEC Petition Evaluation Report
Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board
August 18, 2006
Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board
The petition was discussed by the Advisory Board on September 20, 2006, during its regular meeting.
Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition
HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition
HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC
Federal Register Notice: Designation Regarding a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort
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
December 9, 2006
Federal Register Notice: Final Effect of Determination of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort
Letter to DOL Regarding the Addition of a New Class of Employees to the SEC
Public Comments on Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education (ORISE) Documents
How to Submit Comments
Comments on Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education (ORISE) documents can be submitted to the NIOSH Docket Officer electronically by email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (076) on all comments.
At this time, no comments have been submitted on Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education (ORISE) documents.
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