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Thursday, July 2, 2009

NIOSH Proposes Special Cohort to Include Linden NJ Workers

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a notice of a decision to designate a class of employees for the Standard Oil Development Company in Linden, New Jersey, as an addition to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000. On June 18, 2009, the Secretary of HHS designated the following class of employees as an addition to the SEC:

All AWE employees of the Standard Oil Development Company in Linden, New Jersey, during the period from August 13, 1942 through December 31, 1945, while working for a number of work days aggregating at least 250 work days, either solely under this employment or in combination with work days within the parameters established for one or more other classes of employees in the SEC.

This designation will become effective on July 18, 2009, unless Congress provides otherwise prior to the effective date.

Federal Register: June 30, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 124 Page 31279-31280

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