Testing Beryllium Vendor Populations Medical screenings offered through extensive nationwide network of clinics

When DOE sought an entity to provide medical screening for former employees of companies which supplied beryllium to DOE, the agency selected ORISE to manage the program. For these employees of beryllium producers no longer in business, ORISE administers a short health questionnaire and a blood test known as the beryllium lymphocyte proliferation test (BeLPT) to determine if a worker has been sensitized to the metal, and can recommend if he or she needs to be evaluated further for chronic beryllium disease (CBD).

If a worker has at least one abnormal BeLPT, he or she is referred for further evaluation through the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor.

DOE beryllium vendor companies that have closed:

  • American Beryllium Company (Bradenton, Florida)
  • Atomics International (all locations)
  • Nuclear Metals, Inc. (all locations)
  • Beryllium Corporation of America (all locations)
  • Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (all locations)
  • Connecticut Aircraft Nuclear Engine Laboratory (Middletown, Connecticut)
  • Machlett Laboratories (Springdale, Connecticut)
  • Gerity-Michigan Corporation (Adrian, Michigan)
  • Revere Copper and Brass (Detroit, Michigan)
  • Wolverine Tube Division (Detroit, Michigan)
  • National Beryllia (Haskell, New Jersey)
  • U.S. Pipe and Foundry (Burlington, New Jersey)
  • United Lead Co. (Middlesex, New Jersey)
  • General Astrometals (Yonkers, New York)
  • Radium Chemical Company (New York, New York)
  • Sylvania Corning Nuclear Corporation - Bayside Lab (Bayside, New York)
  • Beryllium Metals and Chemical Corporation (Bessemer City, North Carolina)
  • Clifton Products Company (Painesville, Ohio)
  • Aeroprojects, Inc. (Westchester, Pennsylvania)
  • Foote Mineral Company (East Whiteland Township, Pennsylvania)
  • McDanel Refractory Company (Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania)
  • Vitro Manufacturing (Canonsburg, Pennsylvania)
  • Vitro Corporation of America (Oak Ridge, Tennessee)