Dade Moeller to Focus on Radiation Safety in Oil and Gas, Healthcare Industries at Health Physics Society Midyear Meeting in Texas

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Executive Vice President William E. Kennedy, Jr., will provide a plenary address on the issue of naturally occurring radioactive materials as related to the oil and gas industry, and subsidiary Dade Moeller Health Group will conduct accredited training courses for medical health physicists who work at hospitals and medical clinics.

William "Bill" E. Kennedy, Jr., executive vice president of radiation safety firm Dade Moeller and co-chair of the new NCRP scientific committee on NORM/TENORM in the oil and gas industry.

William E. Kennedy, Jr., executive vice president of Dade Moeller and co-chair of the new NCRP scientific committee on NORM/TENORM in the oil and gas industry.

Technologically-enhanced radioactive material (TENORM) is present in oil and gas fields and currently is regulated only in a handful of states.

Washington-based radiation safety firm Dade Moeller will play an important role in the 49th Midyear Meeting of the Health Physics Society, to be held at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in Texas from January 31 – February 3. Executive Vice President William E. Kennedy, Jr., will provide a plenary address on the issue of naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) as related to the oil and gas industry, and subsidiary Dade Moeller Health Group will conduct accredited training courses for medical health physicists who work at hospitals and medical clinics. CEO Matt Moeller will chair the Contemporary Topics session, including presenting two papers of his own. As is customary, Dade Moeller will have a booth in the event’s exhibit hall.

Kennedy’s plenary address, “TENORM in the Petroleum Industry” relates to technologically-enhanced naturally-occurring radioactive material, which is present in oil and gas fields and currently is regulated only in a handful of states. Kennedy co-chairs a new National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements scientific committee that is developing recommendations for TENORM waste management. His plenary address will cover this important topic and will encourage participation in the council’s “TENORM in Unconventional Oil and Gas Production” workshop, which will take place in conjunction with the Health Physics Society meeting, on February 1–2.

Reflecting the growing need for worker and patient radiation safety in our nation’s healthcare industry, Dade Moeller Health Group will conduct four medical health physics training courses on February 1–3, also at the Renaissance Austin Hotel. The courses will cover X-ray quality assurance, mammography unit testing, cone beam breast CT, and internal radiation dosimetry.

In addition to Kennedy and Moeller, the following will represent Dade Moeller at the meeting: Edward Maher (past president), Darrell Fisher (past president), Jim Bogard (board member), Tracy Ikenberry (board member), Ali Simpkins (committee chair), Jodi Jenkins, Dale Thomas, Sandy Konerth, Marcie Ramsay, and Gene Carbaugh.

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.

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