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In addition to information resources available from DOE and Hanford contractor organizations, current and former Hanford employees may have additional concerns and questions with respect to beryllium, its long-term health issues, and medical treatment. DOE and all Hanford contractors support the Hanford Beryllium Awareness Group (BAG), a worker advocacy group that:

  • Provides knowledge, information, orientation, and support to current and former beryllium affected employees along with their family members;
  • Provides input on Hanford site beryllium worker training and services;
  • Serves as a resource on beryllium issues;
  • Provides feedback to contractor management and the Department of Energy;
  • Advocates for the interests of beryllium affected individuals.

Beryllium affected individuals are eligible to become members of the BAG and/or may be invited to attend specific meetings consistent with their work schedule. A membership roster and meeting minutes are maintained documenting BAG activities. The BAG meets twice a month or as otherwise agreed to by the members.

The BAG maintains its own website at http://www.hanfordbag.org

 

 

 

Last Updated 04/23/2017 2:05 PM