Eric D. Packard, CHP
5937 Bay Point Dr. 
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Phone: (503) 830-2708

Health Physics Related Experience
Oregon Health Authority/Radiation Protection Services       Portland, OR
Health Physicist: Mar 2016 – Current   

  • Conduct on-site reviews/inspections for compliance with of radioactive materials licensed facilities, and x-ray registered facilities to determine compliance with state and federal regulations and license conditions for medical, industrial and research institutions.  Identify needed corrective actions and make recommendations as appropriate.
  • Perform physics testing of medical x-ray machines to evaluate machine compliance with state regulations. 
  • Leading state efforts to establish new regulatory framework based on ANSI Z136 series of documents for registration and regulation of Class 3B and 4 lasers used throughout the state in all modalities (medical, industrial, aesthetic, and R&D, etc.).  Efforts include rule development, laser operator training requirements, and benchmarking with other state regulators
  •  Respond to incidents and allegations involving radioactive materials and ionizing radiation sources. Characterize, analyze safety and regulatory concerns, determine root cause, and provide corrective action for those facilities
  • Participate as a member of the Radiation Protection Services Emergency Response Team.  Coordinate with local emergency response organizations and provide radiation safety training, and participation in drills/exercises

NASA Ames Research Center (contractor: CSS Inc & ERT Inc)    Moffett Field, CA
Senior Health Physicist (Asst. Radiation/Laser Safety Officer): Jan 2013 – March 2016
Health Physicist: Aug 2006- July 2011

  • Manage all operations performed under NASA Ames Broadscope Radioactive Materials License including review of project requests and establishing appropriate engineering and administrative controls appropriate for the radionuclide, physical form and level of hazard.
  • Develop and implement adequate security for Category 2 radioactive sources to ensure compliance with 10CFR37.
  • Manage all Class 3B & 4 laser activities performed throughout the center. Establish controls appropriate to the level of hazard in accordance with NASA policy and ANSI Z136.   Perform safety analysis for various high power laser uses including wind tunnel airflow studies such as Particle Image Velocimetry, laser induced fluorescence, laser cutting and welding, and thermal heating in the NASA Arc Jet all at powers ranging from 100mW – 200kW.
  • Develop and revise ionizing and nonionizing radiation safety training courses for NASA Ames employees and contractors in electronic and instructor led formats
  • Develop and revise health physics related standard operating procedures
  • Supervise work performed by health physics technicians. Assign tasks and provide deadlines for those tasks. Provide direction on performing specific radiation/contamination surveys in the workplace and laser project audits
  • Review material licenses and personnel qualifications for outside contractors performing work with radioactive materials and lasers at Ames Research Center
  • Survey and audit wet isotope, sealed source, x-ray, and laser use projects as well as outside contractor performed radiography and nuclear gauge activities. 
  • Manage a dosimetry program for occupationally exposed personnel, radiation producing machine monitoring, and environmental locations for NASA Ames Research Center
  • Manage the radioactive waste program; sort, pack, inventory, manifest waste for disposal/decay with a qualified processor in accordance with nRC and DOT regulations
  • Maintain and update health and safety manual chapters pertaining to both ionizing and nonionizing radiation
  • Ship/receive radioactive material packages in accordance with NRC and DOT regulations
  • Serve as a member of both the Ionizing and Nonionizing Radiation Safety Committees. 
  • Manage the ventilation program for NASA Ames Research Center including chemical/radiological fume hoods and local ventilation for laboratory and industrial work environments
  • Perform emergency response functions for radioactive materials and hazardous materials
  • Served as a member of the CSS contract proposal writing and oral board presentation team when competing for the NASA Ames ESH & Medical Services contract

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory               Livermore, CA
Health Physicist: July 2011 – January 2013            

  • Provide a broad range of technical health physics expertise in support of the Lawrence Livermore’s National Ignition Facility (NIF)
  • Serve as a member of the NIF Radiation Controls Steering Committee which is involved with making policy related decisions with respect to radiation safety at the NIF site
  • Provide radiation safety expertise for contractors performing construction and decontamination/demolition of areas/facilities contaminated with radioactive materials
  • Provide technical expertise for workers who use radiation/radioactive material in a high energy laser environment
  • Determine appropriate controls for radioactive material use including the development and review of safety control documents (Radiation Work Permits, Integration Work sheets) to ensure all radiation hazards are identified and mitigated/controlled consistent with ALARA
  • Establish routine radiation/contamination monitoring requirements for areas/facilities consistent with the requirements of 10CFR835
  • Provide direction to radiation control technicians (RCT) for performing radiation/contamination surveys in the workplace and serving as a reviewer/approver for those surveys
  • Develop and revise health physics related technical work documents (SOPs and Technical Basis Documents)
  • Complete neutron activation analyses for work areas and items with respect to release criteria and worker exposure
  • Determine predicted activation and contamination levels for DOT shipping documentation for radioactive materials and contaminated and activated items shipped offsite.
  • Identify appropriate controls for various types of scientific use radiation generating device operations (XRD, XRF, pulsed x-ray units, etc)
  • Provide review and comment on health physics related technical and policy documents
  • Identify appropriate type of dosimetry and exchange cycle and bioassay monitoring requirements for radiation workers
  • Complete exposure investigations for unexpected internal and external dosimetry results.
  • Serve as an emergency responder for radiological incidents

Oregon State University  1999-2005         Corvallis, OR
? Bachelor of Science Radiation Health Physics, Minor Environment, Health & Safety
? Completed several graduate level Courses in Radiation Health Physics toward a MS degree not yet completed
? Clayton Strain Scholarship 00-01, 02-03, College of Engineering Belknap Scholarship 02-03, 03-04
? Vice President External Chapter Operations Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity 2002-03


  • Application of the National Ignition Facility Distinguishable from Background Program to Accelerator Facilities at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Health Physics Journal, Volume 104 umber 6, June 2013

Certifications, Extracurricular Activities, & Achievements

  • 2014 Certified Health Physicist (CHP) by the American Board of Health Physics
  • 2014 NASA Ames Contractor Council Certificate of Excellence – Individual Award for providing technical expertise to ensure project safety and mission success for multiple radiation and laser projects
  • 2014  NASA Ames Contractor Council Certificate of Excellence – Group award for members who provided ES&H support for 75th anniversary open house
  • 2014 NASA Ames Honor Award – Group award for safety and mission assurance group for ensuring mission success for the LADEE spacecraft
  • 2006 – current  Member of National Health Physics Society (HPS) and local chapters
  • 2009 – 2011  Member at Large Officer for Northern California Chapter HPS
  • 2009 – 2011  Serve as a member of NASA Ames Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART)

Relevant Skills

  • Proficient in the use of HP instrumentation including: G-M, Ion Chamber, Scintillation detectors, Liquid Scintillation, neutron,  Gamma spec, broadband microwave/RF meter, UV meter
  • Proficient in performing laser hazard analysis including hazard calculations using commercial software and performing complex laser hazard calculations by hand.
  • Familiar with NRC broad scope materials licenses and agreement state licenses of all types
  • Familiar with Federal Regulations NRC/DOE/DOT/FDA/OSHA associated with radiation and radioactive material
  • Knowledgeable about regulations required for NRC Category 1 and 2 sources
  • Familiar with ANSI-Z136 series of documents for laser hazard evaluation
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access)

Professional References
Available upon request


(This résumé was posted on 9 August 2017.)