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Members appointed to advisory board on health of nuclear weapons workers

DOL appoints 12 members for two-year terms

Posted August 10, 2018

The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced 12 appointees to the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA).

Eight returning members served on the initial board appointed in 2016, and four members are new to the board; all were appointed for two-year terms.

The Board, which will meet at least twice per year, advises the Secretary of Labor on certain technical aspects of the EEOICPA, including: the DOL’s site exposure matrices database, which includes information about toxic substances present at EEOICPA-covered facilities, and established causal links between those substances and certain occupational illnesses.

EEOICPA provides compensation and medical benefits to nuclear weapons workers diagnosed with medical conditions caused by their exposure to toxic substances at covered nuclear facilities. Executive Order 13699 directed the Department to establish the Advisory Board in 2015.

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