NRC’s Proposed Changes to 10 CFR 20: What Do They Mean to You?

The NRC has published an Advance Notice of Public Rulemaking (ANPR) to solicit comments on impacts to licensees due to proposed changes in Radiation Protection Regulations as described in 10 CFR 20. Link to the ANPR here >>

Dade Moeller has reviewed the proposed changes and provided this summary (“Technical Update”) as information to our clients for their use in responding to the NRC regarding potential impacts.

The impacts would vary depending on the type of license possessed. Licensees are encouraged to review the ANPR and the questions the NRC is posing to ensure they understand the full impact of the proposed changes.

Note: The original response date of November 24, 2014, has been extended by 4 months. Comments now are due March 24, 2015. Link to the extension notice here >>

Change 1: Update 10 CFR Part 20 to Align with ICRP Publication 103 Methodology and Terminology
The changes are largely changes in weighting factors and terminology. There are also a larger number of age groups defined. The primary impacts will be the change in terminology. For example, the use of “total effective dose equivalent” will be replaced by “total effective dose.” The calculation is similar, so the impact is largely on the dosimetry and record keeping groups with regards to changing terminology and forms.

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Our HR Director Heads to Capitol Hill

Roshelle Pavlin is the Human Resources Director for Dade Moeller

Dade Moeller HR Director Roshelle Pavlin is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

Our Human Resources (HR) Director, Roshelle Pavlin, will be participating in the 2014 Volunteer Leaders’ Summit this week in Washington, D.C., at the invitation of the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

On Thursday, November 20, Roshelle will represent Dade Moeller, the hundreds of human resources professionals in the state of Washington, and SHRM during meetings with U.S. Congressional staff members to discuss public policy issues related to labor standards, fair pay, and safe workplaces. Of particular interest to her is the impact of pending legislation on federal contractors like Dade Moeller, which provides safety, radiological, and environmental support to several high-visibility, complex federal projects, including those at the Hanford nuclear site.

Roshelle will become Director Elect of the Washington State Human Resources Council in 2015 and Director in 2016.

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What Can ONE Do?

Dade Moeller held its annual Pie Day to benefit the United Way of Benton and Franklin Counties

Our Richland office was so happy to once again participate in a month-long fundraising effort in support of the United Way of Benton and Franklin Counties. Our theme for the month of October was “What Can ONE Do?” and we enjoyed a great line-up of fun events throughout the month that encouraged us all to [...]

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Dade Moeller Supports National Disability Awareness Month

Dade Moeller is pleased to support the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy’s annual National Disability Employment Awareness Month campaign. In our work as health and safety consultants, we join the country in celebrating the many and varied contributions made to America’s workforce by people with disabilities, and we embrace the Office [...]

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2014 Columbia Basin College Dade Moeller Scholarship

Dade Moeller has provided a $1,500 scholarship annually through the Columbia Basin College Foundation.

Dade Moeller CBC Scholarship Recipient Amanda Gustafson (L) with Dade Moeller Integrated Support Services Division Manager Tracey Shinsato (R) Congratulations to Amanda Gustafson, the recipient of this year’s Dade Moeller Scholarship through the Columbia Basin College (CBC) Foundation! This year’s scholarships were awarded on Friday, October 10, at an annual CBC reception at the Red [...]

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NORM/TENORM in Oil and Gas Production Waste

Dade Moeller NORM Services

On August 27, Senior Health Physicist William “Bill” E. Kennedy, Jr., presented a technical paper titled “NORM/TENORM in Oil and Gas Production Waste: What Does It Mean, and What Do We Do?” at the 2014 Wyoming Solid Waste and Recycling Association Annual Conference in Casper, Wyoming. NORM = Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material TENORM = Technologically-Enhanced [...]

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