The DOE Domestic and International Health Studies supports the operation of a surveillance registry of current workers who are exposed to beryllium in their current job, or may have been exposed to beryllium in the past from work conducted at a DOE site. The goal of the registry is to determine the incidence and prevalence of beryllium sensitization and chronic beryllium disease (CBD). The data will be analyzed to better understand CBD and to identify those at risk. Another goal is to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of DOE's Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program.
Related Documents and Links
- 2011 Beryllium-Associated Worker Registry Summary
- Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program - provides information on DOE rules and guides for CBD prevention.
- Beryllium-Associated Worker Registry Data Collection and Management Guidance - DOE Technical Standard DOE-STD-1187-2007, June 2007 establishes procedures used to collect, analyze and report data.
- DOE-SPEC-1142-2001 April 2001, which provides a purchase specification for a screening test used in medical surveillance programs.
- DOE's Former Worker Medical Screening Program - Provides information on medical surveillance of former workers who are retired or separated from employment at a DOE site.