Steven Markowitz Appointed Chair of the new Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health of the U.S. Department of Labor
Steven Markowitz, MD, DrPH, has been named Chair of the Department of Labor's newly created Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health. Congress passed legislation establishing the Board in 2015 to advise on selected issues regarding the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program. A total of 15 board members representing the scientific, medical, and workers' representative communities were selected.
The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) was passed in 2000 and amended in 2005 to provide medical benefits and compensation to former workers of Department of Energy sites who were exposed to radiation and other toxic substances.