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FORMER PORTSMOUTH WORKER INSTRUMENTAL IN OBTAINING STUDY FOR PROSTATE CANCER – PARTICIPANTS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY

June 20, 2017

In 2011, Lisa Parker, former worker from the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, watched in dismay as the levels of her husband, Calvin’s, prostate-specific antigen test (PSA) skyrocketed in three short months.  At just 58 years old, Calvin was diagnosed with an unusually aggressive form of prostate cancer. “I remember the urologist explain that if an… (read more)

EEOICP Advisory Boards Meetings Schedule

June 2, 2017

The Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (NIOSH Board) will meet from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 6. The public is invited to attend via conference call. You can submit a written comment in advance of the meeting to be included in the official meeting record. To do so, send email to… (read more)

DEEOIC publishes procedure manual in new format

May 18, 2017

The Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC) has published an updated procedure manual in a new, searchable format. This is good news for all claimants and advocates. The procedure manual is used to guide claims examiners in processing claims. These changes to the procedure manual reflects the changes in the DEEOIC policy. Though… (read more)

Summary of the Advisory Board of Toxic Substances and Worker Health meeting April 19-20, 2017 in Richland, Washington

April 24, 2017

The Advisory Board of Toxic Substances and Worker Health met April 19-20, 2017 in Richland, Washington not far from the Hanford Site. The Department of Labor (DOL) presented first. Director Leiton acknowledged that the Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC) has not yet responded to the bulk of the recommendations made by the… (read more)