Offering medical screenings through extensive nationwide network of clinics

When DOE needed an entity to provide medical screening for former employees of companies which supplied beryllium to DOE, the agency chose the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage the program. For these employees, ORISE administers a brief 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, Fla.)
  • 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, Conn.)
  • Machlett Laboratories (Springdale, Conn.)
  • Gerity-Michigan Corporation (Adrian, Mich.)
  • Revere Copper and Brass (Detroit, Mich.)
  • Wolverine Tube Division (Detroit, Mich.)
  • National Beryllia (Haskell, N.J.)
  • U.S. Pipe and Foundry (Burlington, N.J.)
  • United Lead Co. (Middlesex, N.J.)
  • General Astrometals (Yonkers, N.Y.)
  • Radium Chemical Company (New York, N.Y.)
  • Sylvania Corning Nuclear Corporation - Bayside Lab (Bayside, N.Y.)
  • Beryllium Metals and Chemical Corporation (Bessemer City, N.C.)
  • Clifton Products Company (Painesville, Ohio)
  • Aeroprojects, Inc. (Westchester, Pa.)
  • Foote Mineral Company (East Whiteland Township, Pa.)
  • McDanel Refractory Company (Beaver Falls, Pa.)
  • Vitro Manufacturing (Canonsburg, Pa.)
  • Vitro Corporation of America (Oak Ridge, Tenn.)

For more information:

ORISE Beryllium Testing Laboratory
Phone: 865.576.3115

occ.health@orau.org

 

Toll-Free Numbers for Workers
Beryllium Vendor Screening Program: 1.866.219.3442
Beryllium Medical Surveillance Program: 1.866.219.3442