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:

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