Richland, WA (PRWEB) October 08, 2012
Radiation safety and worker protection firm Dade Moeller announces its expanded role at the Hanford nuclear site, providing technical direction and operation of the radiation dosimetry program components of the site’s radiological site services (RSS). As the lead small business provider of radiological health and safety services to the Mission Support Alliance(MSA) team, Dade Moeller also helped ensure the successful move of the radiological site services from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to MSA. The national laboratory had provided these services to the Hanford site since 1965, which are integral to the health and safety of the site’s approximately 7,500 workers.
In its new role, Dade Moeller staff will perform technical direction of the highly-visible Hanford Site Radiation Dosimetry Programs, which include both internal and external radiation dosimetry for Hanford workers as part of the site’s comprehensive worker health and safety programs. The company also will provide technical direction to the Radiation Exposure Records Program, which captures, administers, and preserves all site records of workers’ radiological exposures, as well as maintaining the program’s accreditation records and the site’s radiological dosimetry technical bases, policies, and procedures.
“Dade Moeller is a well-respected entity at the Hanford Site, as well as nationally, within the fields of radiation protection and worker safety,” said Keith A. Klein, a former manager of the Department’s Richland Operations Office who helped conceptualize the mission support contract. “Their technical expertise, professionalism, and integrity will ensure continued excellence in the RSS programs and should provide the workers and their families a high level of confidence in their workplace."
Dade Moeller played an important role in helping MSA earn approval to perform these functions under DOE’s Laboratory Accreditation Program (DOELAP) – a significant prerequisite to moving the RSS programs to MSA. This is the first time DOE has granted DOELAP accreditations associated with a change of responsible organization for programs with this scope and magnitude.
ABOUT DADE MOELLER: Founded in Richland in 1994, Dade Moeller provides a full range of professional and technical services to federal, state, and commercial clients in support of environmental, nuclear, radiological, and worker safety operations. The company employs more Certified Health Physicists than any company in the United States and has been recognized as one of the country’s fastest-growing environmental consulting firms.