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NIOSH Places Hold on Dose Reconstruction Claims and SEC Petitions

May 4, 2021

May 4, 2021

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Effective May 3, 2021, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has placed a hold on processing claims that need a dose reconstruction and activities involved with the Special Exposure Cohort petitions.

NIOSH explained that there will be a pause in some data transfers between DCAS, DOL, and the Department of Energy (DOE) as we proceed with the important cybersecurity modernization.

This includes a hold on:

  • receiving new or rework case referrals from DOL,
  • returning completed dose reconstructions to DOL, and
  • receiving individual and site-specific dosimetry information from DOE.

This pause is estimated to last two to four months. NIOSH will provide regular updates during this period on our website. We anticipate most of the program’s core functions will resume after the review is completed.

Cold War Patriots will closely follow this issue and will keep our members informed of further developments.