I received an exam because I thought I'd been exposed to hazards on the work site at Portsmouth. But it sometimes takes a while for health problems to show up so I'm going to follow the BTMed program until the time I can get checked again.
- Travis Prater, Pipe Fitters Local 577, Portsmouth
The Building Trades National Medical Screening program is designed to identify health problems caused by hazardous substances that workers may have been exposed to while working on a Department of Energy site.
During this Program, you will complete a work history interview and a limited medical screening examination to identify risk factors for diseases that might develop in the future. We will also provide you with information on the risks and how to reduce them.
This Program is entirely voluntary and without cost to you. You will not be compensated for your participation. However, you may benefit in increased knowledge about your personal health. Your participation may also benefit future workers by helping to identify trends in groupings of information that may be important to their health and well-being. This Program is funded for a limited time. We cannot assure that it will be continued in the future, or that there will be another program to take its place.
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