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
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 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
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 199 October 1, 1952 to December 31, 1961
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||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 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 Winchester Engineering and Analytical Center SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation
SEC Petition Evaluation Report
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
HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition
HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC
Federal Register Notice: Designation/Determination 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
September 22, 2012
Federal Register Notice: Final Effect of Designation 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 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 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 (253) on all comments.
At this time, no comments have been submitted on Winchester Engineering and Analytical Center documents.
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