This is considered the Columbia Chapter of the Health Physics Society's most prestigious award.
RICHLAND, Wash. (PRWEB) April 29, 2016
Dade Moeller Senior Health Physicist radiation safety scientist Eugene (Gene) H. Carbaugh was honored with the Herbert M. Parker Award from the Columbia Chapter of the Health Physics Society last night at the chapter’s annual awards banquet in Kennewick. This is considered the chapter’s most prestigious award.
Annually, the Columbia Chapter of the Health Physics Society may choose to recognize an award nominee on the basis of their technical contribution to the health physics profession. The award is named for Herbert M. Parker, a health physics pioneer who, among many contributions to the field, established and became the first director of Hanford Laboratories, the forerunner of today’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Carbaugh’s nomination for this award was endorsed strongly by the president and board of the Herbert M. Parker Foundation, an endowment of the Washington State University Foundation.
A Dade Moeller employee since 2012, Carbaugh is a certified health physicist specializing in applied internal dosimetry. He is one of the most senior internal dosimetrists in the U.S. Department of Energy complex. Carbaugh currently serves as exposure evaluations technical lead of the internal dosimetry program at the Department’s Hanford nuclear site, dealing with workers exposed or potentially exposed to intakes of radioactivity, and liaising with the Hanford dosimetry and occupational medicine staffs. He also serves on American National Standards Institute committees for tritium and plutonium internal dosimetry and on scientific committees for the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements.
Carbaugh has been an active member of the Health Physics Society for 39 years, serving as Columbia Chapter secretary, treasurer, president, and instructor for the chapter’s certification review class during that time. He currently is chair of the local arrangements committee for the society’s upcoming annual meeting, to be held in Spokane, Wash., from July 17–21. As part of the Health Physics Society annual meeting, Dade Moeller will be sponsoring a special one-day program on naturally occurring radioactive material for oil and gas and mining industry representatives on July 19.
About Dade Moeller: Dade Moeller is a nationally recognized firm that specializes in radiation protection, industrial hygiene and safety, environmental services, laboratory consulting, training, and healthcare-related radiation safety. A long-time affiliate member of the Health Physics Society, Dade Moeller employs more certified health physicists than any other company in the United States.