Dependable, detail oriented Health Physicist with experience in university, industrial, and regulatory positions. Experience with sealed and unsealed radioactive materials from micro curie to kilo curie levels of activity and with writing and reviewing applications, drafting, and inspecting radioactive materials licenses. Hazmat/Hazwoper trained using both air purifying and supplied air respirators. Plan to sit for HP Certification exam within two years of returning to the field.
HEALTH PHYSICS EXPERIENCE
United States Enrichment Corp. and predecessors (Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant) 1990 – 11/98
Contact: Georgann Lookofsky, email@example.com
The PGDP enriched uranium hexafluoride in the 235 isotope to a maximum of five percent for use as reactor fuel or feed for further enrichment. Plant now closed and remediated.
Applied Health Physicist
Responsible for as low as reasonablely achievable (ALARA) reviews of procedures and engineering projects: day-to-day health physics of the on site laboratory facility. Tailoring the laboratory health physics program to reduce costs without increasing risk of contamination.
$ Reviewed procedures for actions appropriate to the control of radioactive contamination.
$ Designed and conducted a study which showed the equivalence of alarming dosimeter values to the TLD results in uranium hexafluoride storage yards.
$ Evaluated survey results for the presence of transuranic materials for purposes of setting controls. The result was a relaxation of controls.
$ Established appropriate controls for the laboratory which were expected to save approximately $500,000 per year in waste disposal costs.
$ Taught radiation safety orientation to new workers.
$ Supervised two health physics technicians.
Westinghouse Materials Company of Ohio and predecessor NLO Incorporated (Feed Materials Production Center) Now closed and remediated. 1986 – 1988
The Feed Materials Production Center (FMPC) was a government owned, contractor operated (GOCO) facility with the capability of refining uranium ore into uranium hexafluoride, uranium tetrafluoride, uranium trifluoride, or metal. Metal could then be cast and/or machined to desired properties. One product was uranium sleeves for breeder reactors.
Technologist III (Health Physics)
Responsible for the health physics programs of the changehouse/medical/laundry building, sampling, refinery, recovery, and pilot plants.
$ Reviewed engineering plans for maintenance and upgrading equipment and facilities for radiation exposure and contamination controls.
$ Started writing Flow Gemini data dictionary to enable tracking individual employee exposures related to specific job assignments. (Left before it was completed.) $ Planned air sampling programs and reviewed results. Reviewed personnel exposures in assigned buildings
$ Taught radiation safety orientation to new workers..
NLO, Incorporated (Feed Materials Production Center) 4/84 – 12/85
Technologist III (Waste Management)
Developed the plan and wrote procedures for sampling, packaging, and shipping radioactive waste from FMPC to the Nevada Test Site. Validated the sampling program, and supervised sampling, repackaging, labeling and loading, then completed the shipping papers for the first load to leave the site in about fifteen years. Plan was used for at least 5 years. Drum labels were required to be legible after six months exposure in the Nevada desert
NL Industries, INC. 1130 Central Avenue, Albany, NY (Now closed) 12/80 – 4/84
NL Industries was a small depleted uranium foundry which reduced uranium tetrafluoride to metal "derbies" and then melted the derbies and cast and machined desired products from them. Products ranged from aircraft and industrial counterweights to well drilling "collars" to 155 mm howitzer projectiles. The facility was equipped to electroplate generally licensed products with nickel and chromium to prevent contamination.
Health and Safety Manager
$ Liaison with government agencies.
$ Set up and supervised the radiological and industrial safety programs, set up and supervised environmental sampling programs and prepared and submitted required regulatory reports
$ Calibrated a Tennelec gas flow planchet counter to NBS standards.
$ Wrote closure plan for the electroplating facility.
New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Radiological Health (Now the Bureau of Environmental Radiation Protection.) 11/74 – 12/80
As an agreement state, New York has three radioactive materials licensing agencies. The state Department of Health licenses and regulates non-industrial radioactive materials and radiation producing machines throughout the state, except in New York City. The New York City Department of Health licenses and regulates non-industrial radioactive materials and radiation producing machines within New York City, and the New York State Department of Labor licenses and regulates the industrial uses of radioactive material and radiation producing machines throughout the state, including within New York City.
Senior, then Associate Radiological Health Specialist
$ Reviewed applications for non-industrial uses of radioactive material licenses and amendments
• Drafted licenses and amendments
• Inspected licensees and wrote reports
• Initiated and conducted a "Health Physics for Nuclear Medicine Technicians" workshop
• Recovered a Möössbauer source from a burned out scrap metal yard office (The source had been part of an alloy analyzer in a plastic instrument. The case and circuit boards had burned.)
Auburn University, Alabama 7/73 – 11/74
The University had a small broad scope radioactive materials license which includes the large animal veterinary medicine school.
Senior Radiological Health Technician
Responsible for the day-to- day operation of the campus radiation safety program. Supervised two technicians.
$ Distributed and collected dosimeters.
$ Collected and stored radioactive waste.
$ Retrofitted an older x-ray diffraction unit with an interlock which turned the beam off if the sample access was opened. (A former radiation safety committee chairman had changed a sample with the beam on.)
$ Planned and conducted surveys of radioactive materials labs.
$ Made reports to the Radiation Safety Officer. (Robert L. Bell)
University of Cincinnati 7/66 – 8/70
The University of Cincinnati has a large broad scope radioactive materials license which includes the university and Cincinnati General Hospital research. The radiation safety office also supports three other hospitals and provides the radiological safety expertise for the Cincinnati Police Department. I was the first full time radiation safety person at the university.
Deputy Radiation Safety Officer
Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the university radiation safety program.
$ Changed the dosimetry program from a single series of numbers issued at random to a program which provided each department with it's own series of numbers. Assigned a single number to each radiation worker to make tracking and researching dose histories easier.
$ Learned Fortran IV and wrote a program to track sewer disposal to verify compliance with the annual sewage disposal limit. Initiated a disposal form and distributed and collected them monthly, entered the data on punch cards and had them run by the university computing department.
$ Served as liaison with the AEC inspectors. Provided requested records and escorted them to the areas and labs they wished to inspect.
$ Recovered a radium tube lost in an operating room and a radium plaque lost in a medical office building.
$ Leak tested sealed sources (including radium and cesium 137 Brachytherapy sources), teletherapy machines, gas chromatography, etc.. and developed visual file forms to organize and display the results
$ Cleaned up Radium D,E,&F contaminated laboratory using strippable paint, detergents, etc..
$ Cleaned up a few nanograms of fission fragments contaminating the Nuclear Engineering lab.
$ Calibrated alpha, beta, and beta-gamma survey meters, Gas flow planchet counters, liquid scintillation counter, and NaI well counter.
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(This résumé was posted on 27 November 2017.)