SAM Laboratories, Columbia University

(Site Profile/Docket Number 121)

Location: New York City, New York

Also known as: SAM Laboratories, Special Alloyed Materials Laboratories, Substitute Alloy Materials Laboratories

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 SAM Laboratories, Columbia University.

Class(es) Added to the SEC

  • All employees of the Department of Energy (DOE), its predecessor agencies, and DOE contractors or subcontractors who worked in the Pupin, Schemerhorn, Havenmeyer, Nash, or Prentiss buildings at SAM (Special Alloyed or Substitute Alloy Materials) Laboratories of Columbia University in New York City, New York, from August 13, 1942, through December 31, 1947, 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 102

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.

Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:

Date Received

November 16, 2007

Date Qualified for Evaluation

November 21, 2007

Summary of Information in Petition

Location: New York City, New York

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All employees

Period of Employment: January 1, 1942 through December 31, 1947

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

September 12, 2007 Cdc-pdf[175 KB (1 page)]

Federal Register Notice Announcing that a Revere Copper and Brass SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation

December 6, 2007 Cdc-pdf[81 KB (1 page)]

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

February 20, 2008 Cdc-pdf[71 KB (20 pages)]

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

February 25, 2008

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The petition was discussed by the Advisory Board on April 7, 2008, during its regular meeting.

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

April 30, 2008 Cdc-pdf[480 KB (2 pages)]

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

May 30, 2008 Cdc-pdf[74 KB (6 pages)]

HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC

May 30, 2008 Cdc-pdf[60 KB (4 pages)]

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

July 1, 2008 Cdc-pdf[82 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

June 29, 2008

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

July 18, 2008 Cdc-pdf[37 KB (1 page)]

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

July 2, 2008 Cdc-pdf[22 KB (1 page)]

Public Comments on SAM Laboratories, Columbia University Documents

How to Submit Comments

Comments on SAM Laboratories, Columbia University Documents can be submitted to the NIOSH Docket Officer electronically by email at 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 (121) on all comments.

Comments Received

At this time, no comments have been submitted on SAM Laboratories, Columbia University documents.

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