Serving former U.S. Department of Energy construction workers since 1996
Since 1996, the Building Trades National Medical Screening Program (BTMed) provides ongoing medical screening exams, at no cost, to construction workers previously employed at Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear weapons sites.
Our mission is:
- To identify construction workers who have been employed on DOE sites and who may be at significant risk for occupational illnesses as a result of their work;
- To provide these workers with the best possible services, recognizing that many of them are elderly and may need special assistance; and
- To do so to the best of our ability, respecting their rights and autonomy and assuring their participation is both voluntary and confidential.
BTMed is administered by CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training, the health and safety research center of North America’s Building Trades Unions, in partnership with Stoneturn Consultants, Duke University Medical Center, University of Maryland Medical Center, and Zenith-American Solutions.
BTMed is funded by the Department of Energy’s Former Worker Medical Screening Program (FWP). The FWP was established following the issuance of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 (PL 102-484), which called for DOE to assist workers with determining whether they had health issues related to their prior work with DOE.
For more information on the DOE Former Worker Program: