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The Worker Health Protection Program

December 11, 2008

December 11, 2008

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The Worker Health Protection Program (WHPP) provides free medical screening for former workers and current workers* at the following Department of Energy (DOE) sites: Gaseous Diffusion Plants (GDPs) in Oak Ridge, TN, Paducah, KY and Portsmouth, OH; the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in Idaho Falls, ID; Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) and Y-12 in Oak Ridge, TN and two closure sites: Mound in Miamisburg, OH and Fernald in Harrison, OH.

The goal of WHPP is to provide medical screening to detect work-related illnesses at an early stage when medical intervention may be helpful. In addition, it helps workers determine if a current health condition is the result of a work-related exposure. For the first time, former and current workers at DOE sites have the opportunity to obtain an independent, objective assessment of their health in relation to their prior workplace exposures by a physician with expertise in occupational medicine.

The program is funded by a contract from the DOE and is led by Queens College of the City University of New York in partnership with the United Steelworkers (USW), Atomic Trades and Labor Council (ATLC),  the former Fernald Atomic Trades and Labor Council (FATLC) and Creative Pollution Solutions (CPS), Inc.

*Medical screening is available to current workers only at the three GDP sites.