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What is Necessity

What is Necessity
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Contact Us | Contract Vehicles | Site Map | Home Science Education and Peer Review National Security and Emergency Preparedness Environmental Assessments, Worker and Public Health Media Center News Releases News Archives Videos Photo Release Form RSS Feeds Member University News Leadership Team Subject Matter Experts History Community Outreach Publications FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2, 2009 FY09-43 The NSSP provides valuable diagnostic health information to former DOE energy workers. Since October 2005, the NSSP has screened 192 former Pinellas Plant workers using the beryllium lymphocyte proliferation test, or BeLPT. OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—Medical tests related to occupational exposures to beryllium or other hazardous substances and complete physical examinations are available free to former U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Pinellas Plant workers at clinics across the country. These tests are offered through the National Supplemental Screening Program (NSSP), a component of the DOE Former Worker Medical Screening Program. The customized screenings are designed to identify occupational diseases such as chronic respiratory illnesses, hearing loss, kidney or liver disease and some forms of cancer related to these occupational exposures, including beryllium. “The NSSP medical screening exam is tailored to the specific exposures in the workplace,” said ORAU’s John McInerney, M.D. “Many former Pinellas workers have not yet taken advantage of the medical screening. We did not expect to identify beryllium sensitivity in the Pinellas population; however, to date we have found nine individuals—4.7 percent—who are sensitized. This is a relatively high percentage. Therefore, I recommend they receive a BeLPT in addition to the screening for the other hazards to which they may have been exposed.” As of May 15, 2009, almost 3,300 former Pinellas Plant workers had been contacted by the NSSP to ensure that they are aware of the services available to them. As of May 15, 2009, 461 former Pinellas employees have enrolled in the NSSP. The NSSP is managed by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), along with its partners National Jewish Health, Comprehensive Health Services and Occupational Health Link for the DOE Office of Health, Safety and Security. The NSSP uses a nationwide network of clinics to provide medical evaluations to former DOE employees, regardless of where they are living today. For the great majority of former workers, the NSSP is able to provide a medical evaluation within 50 miles of their home. Interested former Pinellas Plant workers can find out more about the NSSP and related links on the ORAU NSSP Web site. The toll-free number to call for more information is 1-866-812-6703. Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) is a university consortium leveraging the scientific strength of 105 major research institutions to advance science and education by partnering with national laboratories, government agencies, and private industry. ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for the U.S. Department of Energy. In this section 2011 News Releases 2010 News Releases 2009 News Releases 2008 News Releases 2007 News Releases Media Contacts Pam Bonee Director, Communications Work: 865.576.3146 Cell: 865.603.5142 Pam.Bonee@orau.org Wendy West Manager, Communications Work: 865.576.0028 Cell: 865.207.7953 Wendy.West@orau.org Nicole Merrifield Communications Specialist, Communications Work: 865.241.0482 Cell: 865.323.5762 Nicole.Merrifield@orau.org C

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http://ping.fm/F8Fyg Contact Us | Contract Vehicles | Site Map | Home Science Education and Peer Review National Security and Emergency Preparedness Environmental Assessments, Worker and Public Health Media Center News Releases News Archives Videos Photo Release Form RSS Feeds Member University News Leadership Team Subject Matter Experts History Community Outreach Publications FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2, 2009 FY09-43 The NSSP provides valuable diagnostic health information to former DOE energy workers. Since October 2005, the NSSP has screened 192 former Pinellas Plant workers using the beryllium lymphocyte proliferation test, or BeLPT. OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—Medical tests related to occupational exposures to beryllium or other hazardous substances and complete physical examinations are available free to former U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Pinellas Plant workers at clinics across the country. These tests are offered through the National Supplemental Screening Program (NSSP), a component of the DOE Former Worker Medical Screening Program. The customized screenings are designed to identify occupational diseases such as chronic respiratory illnesses, hearing loss, kidney or liver disease and some forms of cancer related to these occupational exposures, including beryllium. “The NSSP medical screening exam is tailored to the specific exposures in the workplace,” said ORAU’s John McInerney, M.D. “Many former Pinellas workers have not yet taken advantage of the medical screening. We did not expect to identify beryllium sensitivity in the Pinellas population; however, to date we have found nine individuals—4.7 percent—who are sensitized. This is a relatively high percentage. Therefore, I recommend they receive a BeLPT in addition to the screening for the other hazards to which they may have been exposed.” As of May 15, 2009, almost 3,300 former Pinellas Plant workers had been contacted by the NSSP to ensure that they are aware of the services available to them. As of May 15, 2009, 461 former Pinellas employees have enrolled in the NSSP. The NSSP is managed by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), along with its partners National Jewish Health, Comprehensive Health Services and Occupational Health Link for the DOE Office of Health, Safety and Security. The NSSP uses a nationwide network of clinics to provide medical evaluations to former DOE employees, regardless of where they are living today. For the great majority of former workers, the NSSP is able to provide a medical evaluation within 50 miles of their home. Interested former Pinellas Plant workers can find out more about the NSSP and related links on the ORAU NSSP Web site. The toll-free number to call for more information is 1-866-812-6703. Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) is a university consortium leveraging the scientific strength of 105 major research institutions to advance science and education by partnering with national laboratories, government agencies, and private industry. ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for the U.S. Department of Energy. In this section 2011 News Releases 2010 News Releases 2009 News Releases 2008 News Releases 2007 News Releases Media Contacts Pam Bonee Director, Communications Work: 865.576.3146 Cell: 865.603.5142 Pam.Bonee@orau.org Wendy West Manager, Communications Work: 865.576.0028 Cell: 865.207.7953 Wendy.West@orau.org Nicole Merrifield Communications Specialist, Communications Work: 865.241.0482 Cell: 865.323.5762 Nicole.Merrifield@orau.org C
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