Employee Profile: Ellen Messer Wright

The family of Dade Moeller employee Ellen Messer Wright, Manager of the company's Environment, Safety, Health, and Quality (ESH&Q) Division.

Ellen with her husband, Glenn, and her sons.

Meet Ellen Messer Wright, the Manager of our Environment, Safety, Health, and Quality (ESH&Q) Division. Ellen works at our Richland, Washington, headquarters office and has been with Dade Moeller for 14 years now, as of this month!

Tell us a little about your life before coming to Dade Moeller.

I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, then moved to Richland, Washington, in 1990. I worked out at the Department of Energy (DOE) Hanford Site for about 8 years and finished my Master’s Thesis Project at Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

What do you think is unique about Dade Moeller?

The incredibly talented and amazing people, the professional atmosphere, and how the company values its employees.

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Industrial Hygiene and Industrial Safety Services from Dade Moeller

Dade Moeller has been an industry leader in industrial hygiene services throughout the nuclear industry since 2004, and in both government and commercial sectors we have spent the last decade developing the best in industrial safety services.

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Introducing Our New Health Care Subsidiary: Dade Moeller Health Group, LLC!

Dade Moeller established its new subsidiary Dade Moeller Health Group, LLC, to support the company's diversification into the health care industry.

The new subsidiary, Dade Moeller Health Group, supports the company's growth and diversification within the health care industry. Dade Moeller's customers have already included cancer centers, pharmaceutical companies, Veterans Administration medical centers, hospitals, health care management companies, and medical equipment suppliers.

We are very happy to announce the establishment of our new subsidiary, Dade Moeller Health Group, LLC!

The new subsidiary supports our ongoing growth and diversification within the health care industry. We currently provide a variety of services across the industry, including medical physics, radiation safety training, radiation dosimetry, industrial hygiene, and laboratory support.

Download the Dade Moeller Health Group flyer here!

Our customers have included medical clinics; cancer centers such as Missouri Cancer Associates; pharmaceutical companies such as Eli Lilly, Inc., Genentech, Inc., and MedImmune, LLC; Veterans Administration medical centers; hospitals such as Georgetown University Hospital; health care management companies like Kaiser Permanente; and medical equipment suppliers such as Siemens Medical Solutions, Olympus Corporation of the Americas, and Stryker Corporation.

Dade Moeller Health Group, LLC“The establishment of Dade Moeller Health Group is an important milestone in our business growth strategy. Over the past several years, we have taken calculated steps to extend our radiation protection, occupational safety, and quality assurance expertise to the use of radiation and radioactive materials in the health care industry. Through Dade Moeller Health Group, we look forward to offering our services to new customers across the country, and continuing our mission by ensuring the safety of patients and healthcare workers.”

– Matt Moeller, CEO

Our Dade Moeller Training Academy also offers courses to those responsible for the use of radiation and radioactive materials in a medical environment, including the Medical Radiation Safety Officer course, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP) and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). We also are a corporate affiliate of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and a corporate member of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists (AAMD).

“The Dade Moeller consulting physicists go above and beyond, proactively ensuring that our facility meets the American College of Radiology (ACR) safe practice standards. Their expertise and professionalism are top-notch, and we recommend them highly to others.”

– Iris Ouyang, Chief Physicist & Radiation Safety Officer, Missouri Cancer Associates

Headquartered in Richland, Wash., Dade Moeller provides professional and technical services to commercial and government customers in support of environmental, nuclear, radiological, and worker safety operations. The company employs more than 200 professionals and scientists at 7 locations in the United States.

SLIDES: Factors Influencing Your Radiation Detection Readings

Below are the slides from Judson Kenoyer’s presentation at the conference of the Tennessee Valley Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (TVS-AIHA) on October 18, 2012. The title of his presentation is “Factors Influencing Your Radiation Detection Readings.”

The conference was held October 17-19 at the Fox Den Country Club in Knoxville, Tennessee. In addition to Judson’s presentation, Dade Moeller had an information booth at the conference.

You can see pictures of the presentation and our booth on our Facebook page HERE.

Judson Kenoyer is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and a Certified Health Physicist (CHP) who has worked in the Industrial Hygiene and Health Physics fields for over 35 years. His experience emphasizes line, project, and program management; operational industrial hygiene and health physics; radiation protection and instrumentation calibration and performance testing; occupational safety; and emergency preparedness. He also has provided training in all of these areas to a variety of clients and is the Manager of our Dade Moeller Training Academy. Brought up in Southern California, Judson lived near the U.S. Department of Energy Hanford nuclear site in Washington State for 25 years and now lives and works in the Oak Ridge, Tennessee, area.

It’s All About the STEM!

Industrial hygiene and occupational safety experts Mike Oswald and Sam Engelhard lead a workshop at Washington State University as part of STEM Con 2012

Mike Oswald (L) and Sam Engelhard (R) give 10 Delta High School students a hands-on look at the real world of industrial hygiene during their 2-hour workshop, "Got Safety?" this morning at Washington State University Tri-Cities. Mike is holding the Scott AV 3000 mask; Sam is showing a HEPA filter cartridge and holding an MSA Ultra-Elite.

We’re super excited to be part of STEM Con 2012 this week — a collaboration between the Washington State STEM Education Foundation, Delta High School, Washington State University Tri-Cities, and Columbia Basin College, as well as local companies and professionals that deal in STEM, like us!

STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

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Our New CSPs!

We are very happy to announce that we have two new Certified Safety Professionals (CSPs) on staff!

Our very own Mark Watts and Jeremiah “Jer” Webster have successfully earned their credentials from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, bringing our total number of CSPs to 10!

DID YOU KNOW…? In addition to our 10 CSPs, Dade Moeller also employs 8 CIHs (Certified Industrial Hygienists) and 36 CHPs (Certified Health Physicists)  — that’s more CHPs than any other company in the United States!

Mark has been with Dade Moeller since 2010 and is a Senior Industrial Hygienist. He has more than 27 years of environmental, safety, and industrial hygiene experience, including 15 years of project management experience. Currently, Mark is serving as the Site Safety Officer on the 308-A Reactor, 309 Reactor, and 340 Building Vault and Tanks Disposition project under Phoenix Enterprises, NW at the Department of Energy’s Hanford Site.

Jer, with Dade Moeller since 2009, currently works with the Mission Support Alliance as an Industrial Hygienist. He also is an accomplished safety instructor, having provided more than 350 hours of training to hundreds of professionals.

Both Mark and Jer have worked as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), and they also support our Company’s efforts to provide free first aid, CPR, and AED training to our employees.

Congratulations to Mark and Jer for their fantastic accomplishments!

Dade Moeller provides a full range of professional and technical services to federal, state, and commercial clients in support of worker safety, environmental, nuclear, and radiological operations. Dade Moeller recently has been recognized as the 3rd fastest-growing environmental consulting firm in North America (The Zweig Letter), the Silver Medal award winner for environmental business achievement (Environmental Business Journal), and one of the best 100 companies to work for (Seattle Business).

Judson Kenoyer to Manage Training Academy

Certified Health Physicist and Certified Industrial Hygienist Judson Kenoyer has been named Manager of the Dade Moeller Training Academy

Judson Kenoyer, CHP, CIH

We’re happy to announce that Judson Kenoyer is the new Manager of our Dade Moeller Training Academy!

Judson will be a perfect fit for this important position. He has been with Dade Moeller for the past 10 years and is both a Certified Health Physicist and a Certified Industrial Hygienist.

Judson’s dual certifications make him uniquely qualified to lead our Training Academy, especially since we have recently launched new courses in industrial hygiene and worker safety, in addition to our well-respected radiation safety training courses.

Judson assumes the position of Manager of the Dade Moeller Training Academy from Alan Fellman, who served as Acting Manager after the unfortunate death of previous Manager Kelly Austin last year. He will work from our Oak Ridge, Tennessee, office.

Judson Kenoyer is the only living person to have earned the honor of being a Fellow of both the Health Physics Society (HPS) and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)!

You can read our full press release on our website HERE.

Founded in 1994, Dade Moeller provides a full range of professional and technical services to federal, state, and commercial clients in support of nuclear, radiological, worker safety, and environmental operations. Its Dade Moeller Training Academy, formerly known as Radiation Safety Academy, has successfully trained more than 11,200 professionals.

Our Training Academy Has a New Name!

Dade Moeller Training Academy ClassroomWe are happy to share the news that our training division has a new name! Our Radiation Safety Academy now will be known as…

Dade Moeller Training Academy

Specializing in Radiation and Occupational Safety Training

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Our New Partner: EnergX!

We are happy to announce our new partnership with EnergX, a well-respected U.S. Department of Energy contractor providing safety training to thousands of workers at the Oak Ridge and Hanford nuclear sites.

Department of Energy contractors EnergX and Dade Moeller partner to provide occupational safety and industrial hygiene training courses

Through our partnership with EnergX, our Dade Moeller Training Academy courses now will be offered at the EnergX training center in Oak Ridge, Tennessee!

Our forward-thinking partnership is designed to meet the increasing demand for high quality industrial hygiene and occupational safety training across the country. By pooling our faculty, facilities, and marketing resources, together we can mutually expand our client bases while keeping costs to students low.

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