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National Supplemental Screening Program Announces Free Medical Screenings for Former DOE Kansas City Plant Production Workers

Oct. 17, 2005

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), along with its partners National Jewish Medical and Research Center (NJMRC), Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. (CHS), and Occupational HealthLink (OHL), has announced the launch of free medical screenings for former U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) production workers at the Kansas City Plant as part of the National Supplemental Screening Program.

The program, which is managed by ORAU and their partners, uses a nationwide network of clinics to provide free medical evaluations to former DOE production employees who worked at the Kansas City Plant regardless of where they are living today. The examinations will provide former workers with important information about their health and advice about additional testing, if necessary.

To obtain additional information about the program or to enroll, please call the NSSP office toll free at 1 (866) 812-6703.

A kick-off ceremony, in conjunction with the launch of the Building Trades National Medical Screening Program for former DOE construction workers, will take place:

Tuesday, October 25, at 10 a.m.

International Association of Machinists
and Aerospace Workers

Local Lodge 778
9404 Grandview Road
Kansas City , MO

ORAU, a nonprofit corporation, has more than 26 years of experience in conducting epidemiologic studies and managing medical surveillance programs. ORAU has managed DOE’s Nationwide Former Beryllium Workers Medical Surveillance Program since 1998 and has completed more than 22,000 exams and tests in the past 14 years.

NJMRC, based in Denver, Colo., provides state-of-the-art consultation and medical surveillance services to industry, government and labor. It has the largest academic program in Occupational Respiratory Disorders in the U.S. and is renowned for its expertise in the medical evaluation of beryllium sensitization cases for the determination of chronic beryllium disease and other occupational diseases.

CHS, Inc., established in 1975, has created a national network of 10,000 facilities and 12,000 CHS-certified physicians. With CHS facilities within 60 miles of any U.S. ZIP code, the company is uniquely positioned to manage the occupational health of geographically dispersed employee populations nationwide.

OHL, based in Boulder, Colo., supports worker health by providing an innovative and secure electronic infrastructure that assists in the administration of medical screening programs thus resulting in accurate, prompt, facilitation of services.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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