The Worker Health Protection Program (WHPP) provides free medical screening for former and current workers* at the following Department of Energy (DOE) sites: Gaseous Diffusion Plants (GDPs) in Oak Ridge, TN (K-25), Paducah, KY and Portsmouth, OH; the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in Idaho Falls, ID; Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) and Y-12 in Oak Ridge, TN; the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in Upton, NY; and two closure sites: Mound in Miamisburg, OH and Fernald in Harrison, OH.
The goal of WHPP is to provide medical
screening to detect work-related illnesses at an early stage when
medical intervention may be helpful. In addition, it helps workers
determine if a current health condition is the result of a work-related
exposure. For the first time, former and current workers at DOE sites
have the opportunity to obtain an independent, objective assessment
of their health in relation to their prior workplace exposures
by a physician with expertise in occupational medicine.
As of February 1, 2012, the medical screening programs of the Nevada Test Site and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratory in California has become part of the Queens College of the City University of New York's Worker Health Protection Program (WHPP).
Principal medical and administrative staff, clinic sites, and medical services for these programs will remain the same, but all operations will now fall under the auspices of Queens College of the City University of New York.
The program is funded by a contract from the DOE and is led by Queens College of the City University of New York in partnership with the United Steelworkers (USW), Atomic Trades and Labor Council (ATLC), and the former Fernald Atomic Trades and Labor Council (FATLC).
For more details, please contact us at the
Worker Health Protection Program:
Address: Worker Health Protection Program
65-30 Kissena Blvd, Remsen 311
Flushing, NY 11367
*Current workers are only eligible for medical screening at the three GDP sites.
Former DOE workers tell how medical screening helps them lead healthier and longer lives. Click the "play" button to launch the video.