The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announces the following meeting of the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH).
The Advisory Board was established under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 to advise the President on a variety of policy and technical functions required to implement and effectively manage the new compensation program. Key functions of the Advisory Board include providing advice on the development of probability of causation guidelines which have been promulgated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a final rule, advice on methods of dose reconstruction which have also been promulgated by HHS as a final rule, advice on the scientific validity and quality of dose estimation and reconstruction efforts being performed for purposes of the compensation program, and advice on petitions to add classes of workers to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC).
The agenda will include discussions on the following: NIOSH Program Update; Department of Labor Program Update; Department of Energy Program Update; SEC Petitions Update; SEC Petitions for: Sandia National Laboratory, Area IV Santa Susanna Field Laboratory, Superior Steel Company, and Idaho National Laboratory; and a Board Work Session. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.