DOE's Role in EEOICPA
DOE provides worker and facility records and data to the
DOL to help in their decision-making and in support of
the administration of the EEOICPA. In addition, DOE
maintains a list
of facilities covered under the EEOICPA. This list
is published in the
Federal Register and is periodically
In addition to periodic publication of the list in the Federal Register, the DOE also maintains the searchable Covered Facility Database. This database contains additional information pertaining to each of the facilities noted in the Federal Register, including years of activity and a general overview of what the facility did.
The Department welcomes comments or additional information regarding the facilities covered under EEOICPA. When new information supports new listings or expanded time periods, updates are made accordingly.
U. S. Department of Energy
Office of Environment, Health, Safety and
Office of Worker Screening and Compensation Support (AU-14)
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D. C. 20585
DOE Office of Environment, Health and Safety:
The Worker Health Protection Program (WHPP) provides
free medical screening for former and current workers*
at fourteen Department of
Energy (DOE) sites across the country.
The goal of WHPP is to provide medical screening to detect work-related illnesses at an early stage when medical intervention may be helpful. In addition, it helps workers determine if a current health condition is the result of a work-related exposure. For the first time, former and current workers at DOE sites have the opportunity to obtain an independent, objective assessment of their health in relation to their prior workplace exposures by a physician with expertise in occupational medicine.
All former DOE Federal, contractor, and subcontractor employees from all facilities are eligible to participate in the program. FWP provides no-cost medical screenings to all former DOE Federal, contractor and subcontractor employees. The screening exams are offered by third party providers from universities, labor unions, and commercial organizations with expertise in administration of medical screening programs.
Under the National Supplemental Screening Program (NSSP), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) offers free customized medical screenings to former energy workers who may have been exposed to hazardous substances on the job site. The screenings are designed to identify occupational diseases such as chronic respiratory illnesses, hearing loss, kidney or liver disease and some forms of cancer.
The Building Trades National Medical Screening
program is designed to identify health problems caused
by hazardous substances that workers may have been
exposed to while working on a Department of Energy site.
During this Program, you will complete a work history interview and a limited medical screening examination to identify risk factors for diseases that might develop in the future. We will also provide you with information on the risks and how to reduce them.
DOE Contractor and Sub-Contractor Information
Through the years many different companies have functioned as contractor and sub-contractors for DOE facilities. Below are references that can help claimants and workers learn more about subcontractors and contractors at some sites.
- Building Trades National Medical Screening Program Database
- Fernald Closure Project Prime Contractors and Subcontractors
- Fernald Closure Project Additional List of Subcontractors
- Miamisburg (Mound) Closure Project Prime Contractors and Subcontractors
- Portsmouth Prime Contractors and Subcontractors
- Portsmouth Subcontractors
- Portsmouth Subcontractor Summaries
The CBD Awareness Web site is part of EHSS' initiative to provide information to the worker community, as well as the medical community, and to enhance the likelihood of timely diagnosis and treatment of potential CBD cases. The main driver for this effort is the concern associated with the potential difficulties experienced by beryllium-sensitized or CBD victims in receiving appropriate medical care within medical communities that may lack specific training in the care of beryllium-affected patients. The medical community at large does not generally encounter cases of CBD or have extensive knowledge of the disease, and as such does not often generate medical documentation that adequately captures the relationship between the presenting illness (i.e., a secondary effect or consequential condition of CBD or its treatment) with the underlying condition of CBD.
Joint Outreach Task Group (JOTG)
The Joint Outreach Task Group (JOTG) includes representatives from DOE, Department of Labor (DOL), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Offices of the Ombudsman for DOL and NIOSH, and the DOE-funded Former Worker Program (FWP) projects. The JOTG was established in 2009 under the premise that agencies/programs with common goals can work together by combining resources and coordinating outreach efforts. Each involved agency has a different mission, but the missions are complementary. By working together, the agencies are better able to serve the DOE workforce.
JOTG developed a series of seven videos to help the public learn more about the roles of the various federal agencies involved in EEOICPA.
The Department of Energy maintains and makes accessible to the general public a wide variety of historical resources. These include published and online histories of the Department and its predecessor agencies and records, exhibits, museums, and tours available online and at various locations both within and outside the Department.
- Office of Scientific and Technical Information Database
- DOE Public Reading Rooms Locations
- National Archives Locations
- Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resources Database
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which is found in 5 U.S.C. 552, is a law that gives a person the right to obtain federal agency records unless the records (or parts of the records) are protected from disclosure by any of the nine exemptions contained in the law. This includes documents from DOE, ERDA, AEC and the Manhattan Project. Workers can also use a Privacy Request to request their complete DOE employment file.