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Status Report, Department of Energy's Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program - February 2006

February 2006

Report on Implementation of 10 CFR Part 850, Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program

This document provides a status report on the implementation of 10 C.F.R. Part 850, Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program, at the Department of Energy (DOE).  The report is based on the results of evaluations of the effectiveness of chronic beryllium disease protection programs at five DOE sites that were conducted as part of regularly scheduled inspections during calendar year 2005.  The inspections were performed by the DOE Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Security and Safety Performance Assurance.  This report summarizes the observations, insights, and lessons learned from these reviews and from the review of DOE requirements, guidance, and other supporting documents for these programs.