U.S. Lists Toxic Substances Tied to Occupational Diseases on Web Site

May 8, 2008

The U.S. Department of Labor has added to its Web site information about occupational diseases associated with toxic substances.

The list is of toxic substances found at facilities covered by Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). In addition to exposure data, the listing contains information documenting relationships between certain toxic substances and recognized occupational illnesses.

The information is available at www.sem.dol.gov.

“We want to get benefits to eligible claimants as quickly as possible,” said Shelby Hallmark, director of the Labor Department’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. “The department created this database to help injured workers and their families get information they need, as well as to provide an avenue for workers to offer comments or evidence on toxic substance usage and established occupational illness links.”

Source: Department of Labor

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