There are several EEOICPA Medical Screening Programs available which provide FREE medical screenings to all former nuclear workers. The screenings focus on the early detection of health conditions that may be related to occupational exposures such as beryllium, asbestos, silica, radiation, etc. All former workers are encouraged to enroll in a screening program and continue to get re-examined every three years. Early detection of a work-related illness can make a difference!
The Former Worker Medical Screening Program (FWP) provides ongoing medical screening examinations, at no cost, to all former DOE Federal, contractor, and subcontractor workers who may be at risk for occupational diseases. The FWP is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security (EHSS) and reflects their commitment to the health and safety of all DOE workers – past and present – who have served the Nation in its National security and other missions. Click here for more information about the FWP.
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. 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. The WHPP covers the following sites:
-Brookhaven National Laboratory
-Fernald Feed Materials Production Center
-Idaho National Laboratory
-K-25 Gaseous Diffusion Plant
-Lawrence Livermore national Laboratory
-Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
-Nevada Test Site
-Oak Ridge National laboratory
-Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant
-Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant
-Sandia/CA National Laboratory
-Y-12 National Security Complex
Click here for more information about the WHPP.
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 NSSP covers the following sites:
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*If the former DOE worker cannot be served by other Former Worker Programs because of location, or if they prefer to see their personal physician, they qualify for the NSSP as well.
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. The BTNMSP covers the following sites:
-Amchitka Test Site, Amchitka Island, Alaska
-Argonne National Laboratory – West, Scoville, Idaho
-Ashtabula Reactive Metals Extrusion Plant, Ashtabula, Ohio
-Battelle Laboratories – King Avenue, Columbus, Ohio
-Battelle Laboratories – West Jefferson, Columbus, Ohio
-Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York
-Brush – Luckey, Luckey, Ohio
-Feed Materials Production Center \ Fernald Closure Project, Fernald, Ohio
-GE Evendale, Cincinnati, Ohio
-Hanford Reservation, Richland, Washington
-Huntington Pilot Plant, Huntington, West Virginia
-Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL), Scoville, Idaho
-Kansas City Plant, Kansas City, Missouri
-Mallindkrodt Chemical Co, St Louis, Missouri
-Mound Plant, Miamisburg, Ohio
-National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Franklin, PA
-Oak Ridge Reservation (K-25 also known as East Tennessee Technology Park [ETTP], X-10 also known as Oak Ridge National Laboratory [ORNL], Y-12), -Oak Ridge, TN
-Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Paducah, Kentucky
-Pinellas, Largo, Florida
-Piqua, Piqua, Ohio
-Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Piketon, Ohio
-Rocky Flats Plant, Golden, Colorado
-Savannah River Site, Aiken, South Carolina
-Shippingport Atomic Power Plant, Shippingport, PA
-Weldon Spring Plant, Weldon Spring, Missouri
-Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), Carlsbad, NM
-Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project, Yucca Mountain, Nevada
Click here for more information about the BTNMSP.