Health Physics News

August 2011

Highlights of the 28-page August 2011 issue of Health Physics News

  • COVER — In the cover story this month, Kathy Pryor, the 56th president of the Health Physics Society, shares her vision for the HPS and invites members to get to know her.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — David Connolly talks about pools – swimming pools and cooling pools – and energy issues.
  • THE HPS EFFECT — Congressional and Agency Liaison Richard Vetter points out the significance of the HPS president's visits with regard to safety culture
  • AGENCY NEWS — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its updated Blue Book and has made it available on its website.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — The HPS Baltimore-Washington Chapter held its annual meeting on 13 May 2011. Highlights of this meeting are included in this month's Health Physics News.
    • HPS Greater New York Chapter held its spring conference on radiation dose, analysis, security, and decommissioning at West Point Military Acdemy 15 April 2011.
  • IRPA13 — A new topic session on the Fukushima nuclear accident has been added to the IRPA13 program.
    • Information about the technical visits offered during IRPA13 is available in this issue of the newsletter.
    • The HPS IRPA13 delegates have been selected.
    • HPS member Dr. Richard V. Osborne has been selected to receive the 2012 Sievert Award.
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — HPS awards were formally presented at the awards reception and dinner at the annual meeting in West Palm Beach. Members receiving awards are listed in this month's newsletter.
  • ANNUAL MEETING PHOTOS — We’ve included photos of some of the speakers and award recipients in this issue.
  • GETTING TO KNOW THE HPS — This month's interviewee is Ninni Jacob, Rhode Island Hospital radiation safety officer.
  • CHP CORNER — Activities from the Professional Development Committee, the 2011 William A. McAdams award winner, and the call for AAHP nominations are included in this month's CHP Corner.
  • ODDS AND ENDS — Paul Frame tells about Degnen's radio-active eye applicator.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — 9 display ads and 13 short courses are offered this month.

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