Evidence Required to Establish Exposure from OCFB Asbestos Products

To meet the presumptive exposure requirements of an Expedited Review, the claimant must show by credible evidence, for any or all Disease Levels, OCF Company Exposure and Significant Occupational Exposure as defined in section 5.7(b) of the TDP. If a claimant cannot meet the presumptive exposure criteria, the claimant may seek Individual Review.

OCFB Company Exposure must include the following:

  • Claimant must demonstrate credible exposure, which occurred prior to December 31, 1982, to asbestos or asbestos containing products supplied, manufactured, installed, maintained, or repaired by OCFB and/or any entity, including a OCFB contracting unit, for which OCFB has legal responsibility.
  • Worked at an approved OCFB site prior to December 31, 1982, in proximity of OCFB manufactured products, or in the proximity of the performance of services by a OCF entity, including a OCFB contracting unit.
  • For sites that are not on the OCFB job site list, the Trust will consider the following:
    • An affidavit, sales, construction, employment, or other similar records that establishes that their product was present at the time of the alleged exposure

Significant Occupational Exposure means employment for a cumulative period of at least five years with a minimum of two years prior to December 31, 1982, in an industry and an occupation in which the claimant:

1)     Handled raw asbestos fibers on a regular basis;
2)     Fabricated asbestos-containing products so that the claimant in the fabrication process was exposed on a regular basis to   raw asbestos fibers;
3)     altered, repaired or otherwise worked with an asbestos-containing product such that the claimant was exposed on regular basis to asbestos fibers; or
4)     was employed in an industry and occupation such that the claimant worked on a regular basis in close proximity to   workers engaged in the activities described in (1), (2) and/or (3).