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Department of Labor announces Advisory Board on Toxic Substances, Worker Health will meet May 8-9 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Advises Secretary of Labor on benefits for nuclear weapons workers with medical conditions

WASHINGTON – The Department of Labor today announced the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health for Part E of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act will hold an online meeting from May 8-9, 2024, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Meetings are open to the public.

The act provides compensation and medical benefits to nuclear weapons workers diagnosed with medical conditions caused by their exposure to toxic substances at covered nuclear facilities.

The Secretary of Labor appoints advisory board members to two-year terms. Meeting at least twice a year, the board advises the secretary on certain technical aspects of the EEOICPA. The 12-member board includes four members from the scientific, medical and claimant communities. Dr. Steven Markowitz is the board’s chair. 

WHAT:          Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health for Part E of the EEOICPA

WHERE:        Comfort Inn Oak Ridge, 433 S. Rutgers Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830  

WHEN:          Wednesday, May 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, May 9 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. EDT

The in-person meeting may also be attended via teleconference or online. Information on how to attend will be posted on the advisory board’s website no later than 72 hours before the meeting date.  

A public comment session will be held on Wednesday, May 8 from 4:15 to 5 p.m, EDT. Send requests to speak during this time to Requests must refer to the Advisory Board’s name and the meeting date of May 8, 2024.

Read the Federal Register notice for more information on how to participate in the meeting.

Questions about the board can be emailed to

Learn more about the advisory board

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
May 1, 2024
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