NIOSH Media Advisory: Radiation and Worker Health Advisory Board to Meet in Illinois March 22-23

March 14, 2017
NIOSH Update:

Contact: Joshua Kinman (513) 533-6831

The Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (the Advisory Board) will meet March 22-23 in Naperville, Ill.

The Advisory Board will discuss:

  • Sites profiles for General Steel Industries, Argonne National Laboratory-East and the Kansas City Plant

Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) petitions for the following work sites:

  • Carborundum Company, Niagara Falls, N.Y.
  • Idaho National Laboratory, Scoville, Idaho
  • Rocky Flats Plant, Golden, Colo.
  • Savannah River Site, Aiken, S.C.

The two-day meeting will take place at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, Chicago Naperville located at 1823 Abriter Court, Naperville, Ill. The full agenda and discussion times are located at www.cdc.gov/niosh/ocas/pubmtgs.html.

It is uncertain whether the Advisory Board will vote to make any recommendations concerning the SEC petitions.

The public comment session will begin at 5 PM (CDT) on Wednesday, March 22.

The Advisory Board makes recommendations about SEC class additions to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), as outlined in the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) of 2000. The DHHS Secretary makes final decisions concerning SEC worker-class additions. The Department of Labor handles individual worker claims and decides whether individual workers should be included in the SEC.

NIOSH is the federal agency that conducts research and makes recommendations for preventing work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths. For more information about NIOSH visit www.cdc.gov/niosh/.

For more information about NIOSH and EEOICPA visit www.cdc.gov/niosh/OCAS/.

Page last reviewed: March 14, 2017