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Vitro Manufacturing (Canonsburg)

(Site Profile/Docket Number 152)

Location: Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

Also known as: Vitro Rare Metals 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

To date, there are no open/active SEC petitions from Vitro Manufacturing (Canonsburg).

Class(es) Added to the SEC

  • All Atomic Weapons Employer employees who worked at Vitro Manufacturing in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, from August 13, 1942 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 SEC

    Note: This class was established by Petition 134

  • All Atomic Weapons Employer employees who worked at Vitro Manufacturing in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, from January 1, 1958 through December 31, 1959, 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 SEC

    Note: This class was established by Petition 177

  • All Atomic Weapons Employees who worked at Vitro Manufacturing in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, from January 1, 1960 through September 30, 1965, 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 177

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 134Aug 13, 1942 to Dec 31, 1957

Petition 134
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:

Date Received

November 20, 2008

Date Qualified for Evaluation

November 26, 2008

Summary of Information in Petition

Location: Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

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

Period of Employment: August 13, 1942 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

November 20, 2008 [146 KB (2 pages)] (August 13, 1942 through December 31, 1957)

Federal Register Notice Announcing that a Vitro Manufacturing (Canonsburg) SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation

December 10, 2008 [20 KB (2 pages)] (August 13, 1942 through December 31, 1957)

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

December 9, 2008 [450 KB (33 pages)] (August 13, 1942 through December 31, 1957)

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

December 10, 2008

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The Advisory Board has not discussed the petition at this time.

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

December 18, 2008 [297 KB (2 pages)] (August 13, 1942 through December 31, 1957)

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

January 16, 2009 [415 KB (9 pages)] (August 13, 1942 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

February 15, 2009
(August 13, 1942 through December 31, 1957)

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

February 27, 2009 [74 KB (2 pages)]
(August 13, 1942 through December 31, 1957)

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

February 24, 2009 [17 KB (1 page)]
(August 13, 1942 through December 31, 1957)

Petition 177Jan 1, 1958 to Apr 30, 1960

Petition 177
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:

Date Received

July 14, 2010

Date Qualified for Evaluation

September 9, 2010

Summary of Information in Petition

Location: Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

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

Period of Employment: January 1, 1958 through April 30, 1960

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

July 14, 2010 [733 KB (13 pages)] (January 1, 1958 through April 30, 1960)

Federal Register Notice Announcing that a Vitro Manufacturing (Canonsburg) SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation

September 24, 2010 [50 KB (2 pages)] (January 1, 1958 through April 30, 1960)

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

February 4, 2011 [250 KB (43 pages)] (January 1, 1958 through December 31, 1959)

July 28, 2011 - Addendum to SEC Evaluation Report [178 KB (37 pages)] (January 1, 1960 through September 30, 1965)

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

February 7, 2011

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The Advisory Board discussed the petition on August 25, 2011, during its regular meeting (1959-1965). The original petition was discussed by the Advisory Board on February 25, 2011, during its regular meeting.

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

Advisory Board recommendation on the Vitro Manufacturing (Canonsburg) SEC petition [29 KB (2 pages)] (January 1, 1958 through December 31, 1959)

Advisory Board recommendation on the Vitro Manufacturing (Canonsburg) SEC petition [63 KB (2 pages)] (January 1, 1960 through September 30, 1965)

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

April 29, 2011 [78 KB (10 pages)] (January 1, 1958 through December 31, 1959)

October 18, 2011 [78 KB (10 pages)] (January 1, 1960 through September 30, 1965)

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

May 29, 2011 (January 1, 1958 through December 31, 1959)

November 17, 2011 (January 1, 1960 through September 30, 1965)

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

June 9, 2011 [41 KB (1 page)] (January 1, 1958 through December 31, 1959)

November 28, 2011 [167 KB (1 page)] (January 1, 1960 through September 30, 1965)

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

June 6, 2011 [21 KB (1 page)] (January 1, 1958 through December 31, 1959)

November 17, 2011 [20 KB (1 page)] (January 1, 1960 through September 30, 1965)

Public Comments on Vitro Manufacturing (Canonsburg) Documents

How to Submit Comments

Comments on Vitro Manufacturing (Canonsburg) 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 (152) on all comments.

Comments Received

At this time, no comments have been submitted on Vitro Manufacturing (Canonsburg) documents.

 
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