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Radiation Dose Reconstruction

 

Winchester Engineering and Analytical Center
(Site Profile/Docket Number 253)

Location: Winchester, Massachusetts

Also known as: U.S. Public Health Service; N.E. Radiological Laboratory
                         Northeastern Radiological Health Laboratory
                         National Lead Co.
                         AEC Raw Materials Development Laboratory

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 the Winchester Engineering and Analytical Center:

At the current time, worker outreach activities have not been scheduled.

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Public Comments on Winchester Engineering and Analytical Center Documents

How to Submit Comments

Members of the public can provide comments on Winchester Engineering and Analytical Center documents. Comments should 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 (253) on all comments.

Comments Received

At this time, no comments have been submitted on Winchester Engineering and Analytical Center documents.

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Special Exposure Cohort Petition Information for the Winchester Engineering and Analytical Center


Open/Active SEC Petitions

There are currently no open/active SEC petition from Winchester Engineering and Analytical Center.


Class(es) Added to the SEC

All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and their contractors and subcontractors who worked at the Winchester Engineering and Analytical Center in Winchester, Massachusetts, from January 1, 1952, through December 31, 1961, 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 from Petition 199)


Classes Not Added to the SEC

Not applicable at this time.


SEC Petitions Not Qualifying for Evaluation

Not applicable at this time.


Petitions Qualified for Evaluation

To date, one petition from Winchester Engineering and Analytical Center has qualified for evaluation. The left-hand column of the table below shows the various steps in the SEC petitioning process. The right-hand column of the table contains information related to the Winchester Engineering and Analytical Center petition.

Petition 199
Date Received

March 13, 2012

Date Qualified for Evaluation

March 20, 2012

Summary of Information in Petition

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and its contractors and subcontractors

Period of Employment: October 1, 1952 to December 31, 1961

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 petitioning process and if an SEC class is proposed, the proposed class may not exactly match the above information.

Copy of the Petition Received

Winchester Engineering and Analytical Center Petition
this document in PDF PDF 52 KB (2 pages)

Federal Register Notice Announcing that a Winchester Engineering and Analytical Center SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation

March 27, 2012
this document in PDF PDF 52 KB (1 page)

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

SEC Petition Evaluation Report for the Winchester Engineering and Analytical Center
(Revised May 31, 2012)
this document in PDF PDF 463 KB (31 pages)

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

April 7, 2010

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The petition was discussed by the Advisory Board on June 19, 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

July 27, 2012
this document in PDF PDF 299 KB (2 pages)

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

August 23, 2012
this document in PDF PDF 625 KB (10 pages)

HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC

August 23, 2012
this document in PDF PDF 134 KB (5 pages)

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

September 20, 2012
this document in PDF PDF 79 KB (1 page)

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

September 22, 2012

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

October 3, 2012
this document in PDF PDF 78 KB (1 page)

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

September 28, 2012
this document in PDF PDF 41 KB (1 page)

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Previous Versions of Winchester Engineering and Analytical Center Documents

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Page last updated: September 5, 2013
Page last reviewed: August 25, 2014
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Division of Compensation Analysis and Support