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Cold War Patriots Ask Department of Labor to Reappoint Members to the Advisory Board

February 11, 2018

The term for most members of the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health expires on February 16, 2018.  Cold War Patriots sent a letter to Julie Hearthway, Director of the Department of Labor’s Office of Workers Compensation Programs, requesting that the current members who wish to continue to serve be reappointed. Click here to… (read more)

Subcommittee of Advisory Board to DOL Clarifies Recommendations

January 17, 2018

The Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health’s (ABTSWH) Subcommittee on the Site Exposure Matrices (SEM) had a short teleconference to review the drafts of revised recommendations.  In April of 2017, ABTSWH made several recommendations to improve the program.  Two of the recommendations submitted to the Department of Labor’s Division of Energy Employees Occupational… (read more)

Department of Labor (DOL) Updates Site Exposure Matrices (SEM)

January 16, 2018

The Department of Labor (DOL) has updated the Site Exposure Matrices (SEM). New information is now available for 24 DOE sites including the Mound Plant, DeSoto Avenue Facility, Idaho National Laboratory, Savannah River Site, and the Tonopah Test Range. DOL received 40 public submittals related to toxic substances and diseases since the last update on… (read more)

DOL Advisory Board on Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health’s Subcommittee to Hold Meeting

January 9, 2018

The Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health’s Subcommittee on the Site Exposure Matrices will hold a teleconference on January 16, 2018 from 1 pm to 3 pm EST.   The tentative agenda for the meeting includes: Developing comments on DOL responses to Board recommendations; continuing discussions on items related to SEM from recent Board meeting as… (read more)

NIOSH Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health Meeting on December 13 & 14, 2017

December 19, 2017

The NIOSH Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health met in Albuquerque on December 13 & 14, 2017.  Deb Jerison, Worker Advocated, attended the meeting and supplied the following notes. NIOSH will be updating its Technical Information Bulletin 49, Estimating Doses for Plutonium Strongly Retained in the Lung, to conform with the International Commission on… (read more)