Assuring Effective Radiological Control Communication For Environmental Restoration Activities


D. H. Denham , D. M. Brehm


In the decommissioning and environmental restoration business, one of the key elements of a successful Radiological Control (RadCon) program is active and frequent communication with the workers. The Hanford Environmental Restoration Contractor (ERC) uses a variety of methods to communicate with the workforce. These include daily Plan of the Day (POD) meetings, monthly articles in the Safely Speaking newsletter, and quarterly articles in the ERC RadWorker and The RadConnection newsletters. Both the Safely Speaking and the ERC RadWorker newsletters are distributed to the entire staff, including subcontractors. The RadConnection newsletter is disseminated specifically to RadCon staff members. In addition to these newsletters, there is an ERC RadCon Intranet site with an "Ask RadCon" link. This email address provides both on or offsite access where anyone can send a question to the ERC RadCon organization. This paper provides examples of the content of each of these communication tools and views of the Web Page internal and external links. The Web Page internal links allow staff and functional organizations supporting the various ERC projects ready access to one another as well as to materials and services. The external links help staff members find answers to understanding radiation and compliance issues.


This abstract was presented at the 35th Annual Midyear Meeting, "Decommissioning and Environmental Restoration", Controlling Dose I Session, 2/17/2002 - 2/20/2002, held in Orlando, FL.

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