• exposures
  • Unlike the general population, which is exposed to trace amounts of thousands of different chemicals in the environment, industrial workers may be regularly exposed to much higher levels of chemicals and therefore have a greater risk of developing disease from particular chemical exposures than the general population. (wikipedia.org)
  • compensation
  • As of 1897, injured workers had rights to compensation from compensation from contributions paid by employers. (slideserve.com)
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Former atomic program workers on Amchitka Island who have developed certain forms of cancer or two other diseases will be entitled to compensation of $150,000 and medical care costs starting July 31 under a federal program announced Tuesday. (peninsulaclarion.com)
  • years
  • In addition, the vast majority of the site's "artifacts" were so saturated with 40 years of radiological pollutants that it required thousands of workers to painstakingly dismantle and ship them to highly secured nuclear-waste disposal sites. (hcn.org)
  • genetic
  • The utility of this genetic information for prospective, current, and former beryllium workers must be weighed against the potential for employment and insurance discrimination. (cdc.gov)
  • people
  • People who live near such industries have a slightly higher risk of getting berylliosis than those who do not, but the risk is extremely low. (restonhospital.com)
  • About 50 people attended an afternoon meeting where officials from the U.S Departments of Energy and Labor explained the new program for workers and their surviving relatives. (peninsulaclarion.com)
  • The same injury can potentially support a toxic tort case against "third parties", that is, people or entities other than the employer, such as manufacturers or distributors of chemicals, substancees or equipment that exposed the worker to the chemicals, or the people or entities in control of the premises where the worker was exposed to the toxic chemicals. (wikipedia.org)
  • variety
  • Thousands of toxic chemicals are used in industry and workers in these areas can experience a variety of toxic injuries. (wikipedia.org)
  • help
  • The Department of Labor will oversee the new program and will set up a resource center in Anchorage to help workers file claims. (peninsulaclarion.com)
  • study
  • A 1998 study commission by Alaska labor unions indicated that workers on the island during that time may have been exposed to health-threatening levels of radiation. (peninsulaclarion.com)