Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC)
Below are the head notes for the FAB decisions and orders relating to the topic heading, Chronic Silicosis. The head notes are grouped under the following subheadings: Definition of employee with chronic silicosis, and Medical evidence. To view a particular decision or order in its entirety, click on the hyperlink for that decision or order at the end of the head note.
- In a claim for chronic silicosis under Part B, claimant must establish that the employee was a DOE employee or a DOE contractor employee who was present for a number of workdays aggregating at least 250 workdays during the mining of tunnels at a DOE facility located in Nevada or Alaska for tests or experiments related to an atomic weapon. EEOICPA Fin. Dec. No. 366-2002 (Depít of Labor, June 3, 2003).
- A claim based on chronic silicosis under Part B must include a written diagnosis of that condition, signed by a physician, and must be accompanied by either a chest x-ray interpreted by a B reader, or the result of a CAT scan or other imaging technique, or a lung biopsy, consistent with silicosis. EEOICPA Fin. Dec. No. 55834-2004 (Depít of Labor, September 21, 2004).