Data from 27 active organizations on nearly 32,000 workers comprise DOE's Beryllium-Associated Worker Registry
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) maintains the Beryllium-Associated Worker Registry (BAWR) for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security (AU-13). Currently, ORISE collects data from 27 active reporting organizations on nearly 32,000 workers, assisting DOE in the analysis of these data focusing on predictive indicators and risk management. Reports are provided to the participating organizations and to DOE staff on the quality of the data.
The enactment of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 10, Part 850—Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program; Final Rule in December 1999—mandated this beryllium registry. The rule addresses the uncertainty concerning the degree of protection provided by exposure limits. To help reduce this uncertainty, the rule requires reporting of data that will allow for epidemiologic analyses of exposure and health outcomes.
The DOE BAWR contains data by year for workers, including:
- Encrypted identifier
- Employment information
- Job history
- Exposure sampling measurements
- Medical screening test results
- Results of diagnostic evaluations for each designated worker employed at participating DOE sites
For more information:
ORISE Beryllium Testing Laboratory
Toll-Free Numbers for Workers
Beryllium Vendor Screening Program: 1.866.219.3442
Beryllium Medical Surveillance Program: 1.866.219.3442