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Beryllium-Associated Worker Registry (BAWR)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Beryllium-Associated Worker Registry is a collection of health and exposure information of individuals potentially at risk for chronic beryllium disease (CBD) due to their work at DOE-owned or leased facilities. Data reported to the Registry are analyzed and summarized for use in managing CBD prevention programs.

Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, part 850 (10 C.F.R. 850), "Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program," requires DOE sites to inventory and assess beryllium exposure hazards to determine whether employees are at risk for CBD. Sites that determine employees are at risk due to ongoing or past work must implement CBD prevention programs that include reporting health and exposure data to the DOE Beryllium-Associated Worker Registry. Health data are collected through the operation of medical surveillance programs for current workers. Exposure data are collected through the operation of industrial hygiene programs at sites that have continuing beryllium operations.

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) maintains the Beryllium-Associated Worker Registry for the Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security (EHSS-13).

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