October 2000 Newsletter Highlights

The Health Physics Society's October 2000 issue of the Newsletter has 44 pages of up-to-date information and includes the 46th Annual Meeting Call for Papers.

  • COVER — In the cover story this month, readers will learn more about the man who has put retirement on hold to serve as the Society's president.
  • EDITORIAL — Dade Moeller gives examples of how those in the radiation safety profession have become sloppy in their use of certain words and terminology.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — Paul Rohwer provides an understanding of the history and status of the Society's Government Relations Program.
  • CORRESPONDENCE — More letters on the "truth" and Society goals.
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — George Anastas asks for volunteers to be active as Committee members.
  • Rich Brey gives the status of health physics academic accreditation.
  • AGENCY NEWS — NRC to broadcast Commission meetings live over the Internet; NRC considers changes to regulations on electronic documents for possible high-level waste repository hearing.
  • HPS treasurer Brian Dodd discusses a possible HPS dues increase.
  • ICRP Publication 82 on Public Perception is now available and can be ordered on their Web site.
  • Andy Karam gives a satire on radiation safety training for graduate students.
  • NONIONIZING COLUMN — Dewey Sprague from the UC Berkeley Office of Radiation writes about a practical approach to microwave oven safety.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — Liz Gemski reports on the radioactive waste hearings.
  • The 2001 HPS Student Travel/Worker Grant and Fellowship applications are available in this Newsletter.
  • The Burks are recognized for 25 years of service — "Richard J. Burk, Jr., HPS Student Fellowship Award" is established.
  • NOTES — Steve Musolino lists three new books that would be of interest to health physicists; Shirley Xu of the Ohio LAC lists hotels available during your stay at the ARSCE meeting that will be held in Cleveland, Ohio, 10-14 June 2001.
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS — Information for the following upcoming meetings is available: the fourth International Conference on the Medical Basis for Radiation Accident Preparedness IV: Focus on Clinical Care; 2000 SRA Annual Meeting; and the 20th International Conference on Incineration and Thermal Treatment Technologies.
  • The Position Statement "The Ionizing Radiation-Safety Standards for the General Public" and the background information on this Position Statement is included in this issue of the Newsletter.
  • CHP CORNER — Charles Roessler, AAHP President recently wrote a guest column for the Academy of Industrial Hygiene newsletter regarding ties between the health physics and industrial hygiene professions. Chuck's column is reprinted in its entirety in this month's "CHP Corner."
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — There are five pages of display ads, 19 short courses offered, and job offers from Virginia, Nebraska, and California.

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