Health Physics News

March 2013

Highlights of the 40-page online March 2013 issue of Health Physics News

  • COVER — Two years after the Fukushima Daiichi accident, the Health Physics Society (HPS) held a professional development school (PDS) to discuss the lessons learned since then. Several instructors from the school present what they feel have been the most important lessons learned.
  • FROM THE PRESIDENT — President Ansari talks about why the name-change initiative has come to a stop and what must be done moving forward.
    • Opportunities for exploring Wisconsin while there for the 2013 HPS Annual Meeting in Madison
    • Information on the February 2014 HPS Midyear Meeting and PDS in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • James E. Turner Memorial Symposium Call for Abstracts deadline, 15 March 2013
    • Photos from the 2013 HPS Midyear Meeting
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — David Connolly writes about the House Science Committee.
  • THE BOICE REPORT #10 — Boice Report #10 discusses the November 2012 ICRP meeting held in Fukushima City, Japan.
    • Nominating Committee: The committee is soliciting candidates for next year's election of officers.
    • Ad Hoc Committee on Membership Categories: A new membership category structure is being discussed and a survey has been sent to HPS members.
    • Membership Committee: The committee's two-sided task is gaining new members and increasing retention of current membership.
    • Ad Hoc Committee on Society Governance: An interim report by the committee has identified compelling reasons to change the Society's internal governance structure.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — This month's reports are from the East Tennessee Chapter, the Savannah River Chapter, and the Mid-America Chapter.
  • SECTION NEWS — This month's report is from the Decommissioning Section.
  • IN MEMORIAM — Obituary of Marko Muscovitch
  • AGENCY NEWS — An update on revisions to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's 10 CFR Part 20
  • RADIATION SAFETY PSYCHOLOGY — How We Make Decisions for Radiation Safety – Part IX
  • REAC/TS — Recent Calls for Assistance to REAC/TS
  • GETTING TO KNOW THE HPS — This month's interviewee is Sean Jones.
  • CHP CORNER — A note from American Academy of Health Physics (AAHP) President John Frazier, AAHP Appeals Committee report, American Board of Health Physics report
  • RADIOLOGICAL PROTECTION AROUND THE GLOBERadiation Regulator, a new free international journal, is now available.
    • Up and Coming in Health Physics
    • Radiation and Risk: Expert Perspectives
    • International Radiation Protection Association Requests Comments on Guideline on Radiation Protection Culture.
    • Job Posting on Members Only for HPS Members
  • FROM THE ARCHIVES — Past Presidents William Bair and Mel Carter at the 1991 HPS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — 6 display ads and 12 short courses are offered this month.

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