Bridgeport Brass Company
(Site Profile/Docket Number 056)
Location: Adrian, Michigan; Bridgeport, Connecticut
Also Known As (by Location):
- Adrian, Michigan
- A.C. Spark Plug
- Bridgeport Brass Co.
- General Motors, Chevrolet Mfg. Div.
- National Distillers and Chemical Corp.
- Uranium Metal Extrusion Plant
- Havens Laboratory (Bridgeport, Connecticut)
- Piedmont Mfg.
- Reactive Metals, Inc.
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 Bridgeport Brass Company.
SEC Petitions Not Qualifying for Evaluation
Two petitions were received but did not qualify for evaluation because they did not meet the minimum petition requirements.
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.
Worker Outreach Activities for the Bridgeport Brass Company:
- October 5, 2005
Meeting with United Auto Workers Region 1-C and several former workers from the Adrian Plant in Adrian, Michigan
Final Minutes [88 KB (14 pages)]
- March 31, 2005
Meeting with United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW)
Final Minutes [32 KB (5 pages)]
If the energy employee's personal radiation information is incomplete, NIOSH will use other sources to estimate the radiation dose. This may involve using technical documents called Site Profiles, Technical Basis Documents, and Technical Information Bulletins.
Technical Basis Documents
- An Exposure Matrix for Bridgeport Brass Company: Havens Laboratory and Adrian Plant [1.3 MB (45 pages)]
Approved August 9, 2013
The Bridgeport Brass Company 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.
About this Document: Determines the effect of the revised Technical Basis Document for the Bridgeport Brass sites on previously completed claims.
Summary: The resulting probability of causation (POC) was below 45% for 47 claims. The POC was greater than 50% for one claim. The remaining 2 claims resulted in a POC between 45% and 50%. For those two claims, IREP was run 30 times at 10,000 iterations per NIOSH procedures. The resulting POC was less than 50% for both claims. NIOSH will provide the Department of Labor with the list of all claims evaluated under this PER. Further, NIOSH will request the return of the one claim that would now result in a POC greater than 50%.
How to Submit Comments
Comments on Bridgeport Brass Company 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 (056) on all comments.
At this time, no comments have been submitted on the Bridgeport Brass Company Technical Basis Document.
- Page last reviewed: September 28, 2015
- Page last updated: April 25, 2016
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Division of Compensation Analysis and Support