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Former Worker Medical Screening Program (FWP) – An Update Mary Fields, Program Manager Office of Health, Safety and Security. Overview. Beryllium Rescreening Early Lung Cancer Detection Program Access Handbook. 2. Beryllium Testing.

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Former Worker Medical Screening Program (FWP) –

An UpdateMary Fields, Program Manager

Office of Health, Safety and Security


  • Beryllium Rescreening

  • Early Lung Cancer Detection Program

  • Access Handbook


Beryllium testing
Beryllium Testing

  • November 2011 PI Meeting - discussion re utility of beryllium rescreening

  • Consensus that “one size fits all” would not work for entire program


Beryllium testing cont d
Beryllium Testing(cont’d)

  • DOE requested each project submit a proposal which would outline the following:

    • The project’s approach for beryllium rescreening,

    • The rationale for the approach,

    • What the “freed up funds” would be used for, and

    • A plan for communicating their approach to stakeholders

  • Each project analyzed the number of abnormal BeLPTs they were finding at each of their screening sites

  • Based on these findings, the projects determined how they would proceed with rescreening

  • Each project is in the process of submitting their protocol modifications to the Central DOE IRB for review/approval and sharing their plans with stakeholders

  • Any worker expressing concern and/or wishing to be tested will receive BeLPT


Early lung cancer detection elcd program
Early Lung CancerDetection (ELCD) Program

Since 2000, FWP has offered low-dose helical CT scans to workers at high risk for occupational lung cancer based on a Congressional mandate

In October 2009, FWP PIs submitted proposal to expand CT scanning to sites/workers not currently served

In April 2010, HSS approved expansion to other eligible FWP participants within available funding


Elcd cont d

CT scans currently offered at 9 DOE sites:

Former Fernald Site

Former Mound Plant

Oak Ridge K-25 Gaseous Diffusion Plant

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Y-12 National Security Complex

Nevada National Security Site

Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant

Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant

Idaho National Laboratory


Elcd cont d1

New CT scanning programs in development for:

Rocky Flats former production workers

Hanford former construction/building trades workers


Access handbook
Access Handbook

Handbook evolved as a result of 1990 MOU between DOE and HHS – transferred the conduct of epi studies of DOE workforce and surrounding communities to HHS

As part of MOU, DOE committed to provide access to DOE-owned and contractor-owned records needed to conduct studies


Access handbook cont d
Access Handbook(cont’d)

Handbook provides guidelines for conducting health studies at DOE sites

Outlines procedures for gaining access to site info

Intended for use by researchers and DOE site personnel responsible for making the requested info available


Steps in conducting a study, including a checklist

IRB requirements

Security regulations

Roles responsibilities

Contact info for DOE’s HSPP and site IRBs

Handbook was recently published as a Technical Standard (