Ventron Corporation

(Site Profile/Docket Number 252)

Location: Beverly, Massachusetts

Also known as: Metal Hydrides Corp., Ventron Div., Morton Thiokol, Inc.

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 Ventron Corporation.

Class(es) Added to the SEC

  • All Atomic Weapons Employees who worked for the Ventron Corporation at its facility in Beverly, Massachusetts, from November 1, 1942, through December 31, 1948, 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 included in the Special Exposure Cohort.

    Note: This class was established from Petition 198

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 198
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:
Date Received December 5, 2011
Date Qualified for Evaluation February 23, 2012
Summary of Information in Petition

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All Atomic Weapons Employees

Period of Employment: January 1, 1942 through December 31, 1948

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 December 5, 2011 pdf icon[1.3 MB (9 pages)]
(April 1, 1944 through December 31, 1979)
Federal Register Notice Announcing that a Revere Copper and Brass SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation

March 1, 2012 pdf icon[56 KB (2 pages)]
(January 1, 1942 through December 31, 1948)

SEC Petition Evaluation Report Rev. 1 August 14, 2012 pdf icon[397 KB (52 pages)]
(November 1, 1942 to December 31, 1948)
Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board June 21, 2012 (Revision 1)
(November 1, 1942 to December 31, 1948)
Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The petition was discussed by the Advisory Board on August 15, 2012.

Note: Agendas and transcripts for Board meetings will be posted on the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page as soon as they become available.

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

September 12, 2012 pdf icon[26 KB (2 pages)]
(November 1, 1942, through December 31, 1948)

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

October 12, 2012 pdf icon[69 KB (10 pages)]
(November 1, 1942, through December 31, 1948)

HHS Designation/Determination of Additional Members to the SEC

Designation:

October 12, 2012 pdf icon[34 KB (5 pages)]
(November 1, 1942, through December 31, 1948)

Note: A “designation” means that HHS is recommending a class be added to the SEC. A “determination” means that HHS is recommending a class not be added to the SEC.

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

Designation:

October 24, 2012 pdf icon[200 KB (2 pages)]
(November 1, 1942, through December 31, 1948)

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

November 11, 2012
(November 1, 1942, through December 31, 1948)

Note: This only applies if the class is added to the SEC.

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

November 21, 2012 pdf icon[81 KB (2 pages)]
(November 1, 1942, through December 31, 1948)

Note: This only applies if the class is added to the SEC.

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

November 21, 2012 pdf icon[29 KB (1 page)]
(November 1, 1942, through December 31, 1948)

Note: This only applies if the class is added to the SEC.

Public Comments on Ventron Corporation Documents

How to Submit Comments

Comments on Ventron Corporation 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 (252) on all comments.

Comments Received

At this time, no comments have been submitted on Ventron Corporation documents.

Document Archive for Ventron Corporation

Page last reviewed: September 28, 2015