General Steel Industries (GSI)

(Site Profile/Docket Number 140)

Location: Granite City, Illinois

Also known as: Old Betatron Building, General Steel Castings, Granite City Steel, National Steel Company

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 General Steel Industries (GSI).

Classes Not Added to the SEC

  • All individuals who worked in any location at the General Steel Industries site, located at 1417 State Street, Granite City, Illinois, from January 1, 1953, through June 30, 1966, and/or during the residual radiation period from July 1, 1966, through December 31, 1992

    Note: This class was established from Petition 105

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.

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 AWE Site Wide Documents:

Advisory Board Work Group on TBD 6000

This Work Group is responsible for the review of the specified TBDs and the Appendices that apply to specific work sites. The Work Group will also review reports developed by the Board’s contractor (SC&A) pertaining to these TBDs and the Appendices. They will assist NIOSH and SC&A in resolving issues that arise through the review process. The Work Group will make recommendations to the Board in cases where Appendices involve sites with SEC petitions.

Sites currently being considered by the Work Group include: General Steel Industries (GSI), Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Co., and Superior Steel Co.

Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site pages or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

Note: Baker Brothers, Bliss & Laughlin Steel, Simonds Saw and Steel Company sites were previously discussed by the TBD 6000 Work Group, but are not currently under discussion.

Work Group Members:

  • Paul L. Ziemer, Ph.D. (Chair)

  • Henry A. Anderson, M.D.

  • Josie Beach

Meeting Information:

Advisory Board Work Group on TBD 6000/6001, Appendix BB

This Work Group no longer exists. In March 2010, this Work Group was divided into two separate Work Groups–Advisory Board Work Group on TBD 6000 and Advisory Board Work Group on TBD 6001.

  • Paul L. Ziemer, Ph.D.-Chair

  • Josie Beach

  • John W. Poston, Sr.

  • Wanda I. Munn–Alternate

Meeting Information:

  • December 16, 2009
    Meeting of the Advisory Board’s Work Group on TBD 6000/6001, Appendix BB

    Time/Location:

    9:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    Meeting Type: Face-to-Face; Public, No Comment Period

    Cincinnati Airport Marriott
    2395 Progress Dr.
    Hebron, KY 41048
    Phone: (859) 586-0166

    Teleconference: +1-866-659-0537
    Participant Code: 9933701

    Pre-Decisional Document Policy

    Available Meeting Items:

  • October 14, 2009
    Meeting of the Advisory Board’s Work Group on TBD 6000/6001, Appendix BB

    Time/Location:

    9:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    Meeting Type: Face-to-Face; Public, No Comment Period

    Cincinnati Airport Marriott
    2395 Progress Dr.
    Hebron, KY 41048
    Phone: (859) 586-0166

    Teleconference: +1-866-659-0537
    Participant Code: 9933701

    Pre-Decisional Document Policy

    Available Meeting Items:

  • March 11, 2009
    Meeting of the Advisory Board’s Work Group on TBD 6000/6001, Appendix BB

    Time/Location:

    10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    Meeting Type: Face-to-Face; Public, No Comment Period

    Cincinnati Airport Marriott
    2395 Progress Dr.
    Hebron, KY 41048
    Phone: (859) 586-0166

    Teleconference: +1-866-659-0537
    Participant Code: 9933701

    Pre-Decisional Document Policy

    Available Meeting Items:

  • November 10, 2008
    Meeting of the Advisory Board’s Work Group on TBD 6000/6001, Appendix BB

    Time/Location:

    9:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    Meeting Type: Face-to-Face; Public, No Comment Period

    Cincinnati Airport Marriott
    2395 Progress Dr.
    Hebron, KY 41048
    Phone: (859) 586-0166
    Fax:(505) 986-6439

    Pre-Decisional Document Policy

    Available Meeting Items:

Pre-Decisional Document Policy

Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board’s Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These pre-decisional documents, such as white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. Although discussion during a public meeting may cover pre-decisional documents, these documents often are not further revised or finalized, and thus do not reflect the final determination or evaluation of the Advisory Board and its Work Groups. Additionally, some pre-decisional documents not otherwise posted on the website may contain sensitive information, which would require an interested party to obtain such documents by filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the CDC/ATSDR FOIA office at foiarequests@cdc.gov.

Technical Documents

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.

Site Profile

  • Site Profile for Atomic Weapons Employers that Worked Uranium Metals, Rev. 1 pdf icon[926 KB (42 pages)]

    Revised June 17, 2011

    Previously titled “Site Profile for Atomic Weapons Employers that Worked Uranium and Thorium Metals”

    Revision Includes: Incorporates review comments. Added external beta dose from surface contamination. Expanded discussion in section 3.3.1. Additional editorial changes and typographical error corrections.

    About this Document: This document provides an exposure matrix for workers at AWE facilities that performed metal-working operations with uranium metal. Over 110 facilities performed these operations, and this document intends to provide guidance for dose reconstruction at any of these facilities. The main body of this document, in Sections 2-6, includes general discussions of operations and exposure conditions at these facilities. Following the main body of this document is a collection of appendices, with one appendix for each AWE site that performed metal-working operations. Each appendix contains site-specific information that can be used for dose reconstruction. For those sites where this information is insufficient or totally lacking, the dose reconstructor must use information in the main body of the Site Profile.

    Appendices:

 

Technical Basis Documents

Program Evaluation Plans (PEPs) and Program Evaluation Reports (PERs)

NIOSH is committed to applying the best available science in dose reconstructions. In keeping with this commitment, completed cases with probabilities of causation less than 50% are reviewed as relevant new information becomes available. The results of these reviews are described in a Program Evaluation Report (PER). The PER details the effect, if any, of the new information on the completed dose reconstruction. If it appears that the new information may result in an increase in dose for a completed dose reconstruction with a probability of causation of less than 50%, NIOSH is committed to working with the Department of Labor to reopen and rework the dose reconstruction, as appropriate. A Program Evaluation Plan (PEP) describes plans for evaluating specific program details or issues.

  • DCAS-PER-80: General Steel Industries (GSI) Program Evaluation Report, Rev. 0 pdf icon[50 KB (2 pages)]
    August 30, 2017

    About this Document: New document to determine the effect of revision 2 and 3 to Battelle-TBD-6000 Appendix BB (General Steel Industries) on previously completed claims.

    Summary: NIOSH will provide the Department of Labor with the list of all the claims evaluated under this PER. Further, NIOSH will request the return of the 6 claims that would now result in a probability of causation greater than 50%.

  • DCAS-PER-057, Rev. 0: General Steel Industries (GSI) pdf icon[ 23 KB (2 pages)]
    March 11, 2015

    About this Document: Determines the effect of Revision 1 to the GSI Appendix on previously completed claims.

    Summary: NIOSH will provide the Department of Labor with the list of all the claims evaluated under this PER. Further, NIOSH will request the return of the 100 claims that would now result in a probability of causation greater than 50%.

  • OCAS-PER-0024 Rev-00: Program Evaluation Report: General Steel Industries TBD Approval pdf icon[14 KB (1 page)]
    September 25, 2007

    About this Document: New document to determine which previously completed claims require evaluation for the effect of approving a GSI TBD.

    Summary: There were 4 General Steel Industries claims completed with a probability of causation below 50% prior to the approval of the TBD. These were completed using ORAUT-OTIB-0004. Since the new document describes a higher dose for some of the dose estimate, it is necessary to revise these dose estimates to determine the effect. NIOSH is requesting that these claims be returned for a new dose estimate. A new dose reconstruction will be completed for each of the claims using the latest revision to the General Steel Industries TBD.

Public Comments on General Steel Industries (GSI) Documents

How to Submit Comments

Comments on General Steel Industries (GSI) 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 (140) on all comments.

Comments Received

Document Archive for General Steel Industries (GSI)

Dose Reconstruction Procedures and Methods

Site Profile Document

Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) Petition

Page last reviewed: September 28, 2015