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Welcome!

Welcome to the East Tennessee Chapter of the Health Physics Society (ETCHPS) Home Page.

The ETCHPS is a scientific and professional organization whose members specialize in occupational, environmental, and medical radiation safety. Our membership includes professionals involved in commercial, industrial, university, medical, and governmental radiation safety activities throughout eastern Tennessee. We are a regional affiliate of the Health Physics Society .

Our mailing address is:
East Tennessee Health Physics Society
PO Box 7006
Oak Ridge, TN 37831

HPS Leadership Election Results

The Health Physics Society (HPS) election results are in. Congratulations to ETCHPS member Eric Abelquist, who was elected as HPS President-Elect!

Also elected to take office at the 2016 HPS Annual Meeting in Spokane, Washington, in July are:

Secretary-elect: Karen Langley
Directors: John Cardarelli, Jason Harris, and Tara Medich


Upcoming Events
April 23, 2016
thru
 June 11, 2016
ABHP Exam Review Class
Saturdays, 8 am - 12 pm
May 26, 2016
The Annual Dick Smyser Community Lecture Series Will Present Dr. James Mahaffey
Atomic Accidents:  A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters from the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima.
American Museum of Science and Energy
300 S. Tulane Avenue, Oak Ridge
Reception in the Museum Lobby 5:30 PM
Lecture in the Museum Auditorium 6:00 PM
Admission Free
June 7, 2016
Chapter Meeting
Golden Oak Grill Buffet,401 S. Tulane Avenue, Oak Ridge
The guest speakers will be giving the presentations they have prepared for the Annual HPS Meeting in Spokane, Washington.  Jason Davis will be presenting Nanomaterials: A Health Physicist’s Role in Determining the Risks and Nanomaterials: Size Really Does Matter.  And I will be presenting Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant Deactivation and Demolition – A Summary of Lessons Learned.
June 18, 2016 (Saturday)
Tentative date for tour of Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant
Time, duration or travel arrangements have not been made yet.  An announcement will be sent when the arrangements finalized.  We will be limited to 20 participants. 
July 17-21, 2016
61st HPS Annual Meeting
Spokane, Washington

ABHP Exam Review Class  

The ETHPS 2016 ABHP Exam Review Class is scheduled to begin on April 23rd and continue on most Saturdays through June 11th.  The classes will be held on Saturdays at Roane State Community College - Oak Ridge Campus, Goff Building, Room 124.  Below is the current schedule. For CHP's there will 4 CEC's granted for each session (day).  An NRRPT member can claim 1 point for their Registration Maintenance worksheet for each session (day). For those  taking the NRRPT exam in August, this review class would be beneficial. The schedule can be downloaded as a PDF document.

There is no cost for the review class, if you are an ETHPS member. If you are not a member, the cost is $15 (which is membership cost, so by signing up you can become an ETHPS member!).  Please register by April 20th.

If you have questions, contact Pat Scofield (scofieldpa@ornl.gov).
Day
Time
Duration
(hrs)
Topic
April 23
8:00 am
0.5 hr
Course Introduction/Study and Exam Strategies

8:30 am
2
Radioactive Decay, Units, & Counting Statistics

10:30 am
2
Interactions of radiation with matter (mechanisms of interaction and energy loss)/Detection, Measurement, and instrumentation
April 30
8:00 am
2
Interactions with radiation with matter (range-energy relationship, absorption, scattering)/shielding

10:00 am
2
Internal Dosimetry
May 7
8:00 am
2
Fuel Cycle

10:00 am 2
Research/Power Reactors
May 14 8:00 am 2
Medical Physics

10:00 am 2
Environmental Health Physics
May 21 8:00 am 2
University Health Physics/Radiation Safety Officer

10:00 am 2
Decommissioning Health Physics
May 28
no class
Memorial Day Weekend
June 4
8:00 am
2
External Dosimetry

10:00 am
1
Accelerators

11:00
1
Non-ionizing radiation
June 11
8:00 am
2
Standards and Regulations

10:00 am
2
Biological Effects of Radiation


In keeping with the Health Physics Society's mission, "to encourage scientific,professional and public education" as it pertains to excellence in the science and practice of radiation safety, the ETCHPS has sponsored and supported public outreach and training sessions in East Tennessee areas near nuclear facilities (i.e. Oak Ridge and Chattanooga). Henry Lynn has organized these efforts and needs volunteers to help develop materials, make presentations. Please let Henry know by sending a note to his home email address at henryslynn@comcast.net if you are interested  in assisting with this effort.



 

 

Next Meeting

June 7, 2016
Golden Oak Grill Buffet
401 S. Tulane Avenue, Oak Ridge
5:30 socialize
6:30 presentation

The guest speakers will be giving the presentations they have prepared for the Annual HPS Meeting in Spokane
Jason Davis -  Nanomaterials: A Health Physicist’s Role in Determining the Risks and Nanomaterials: Size Really Does Matter.
Myra Long - Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant Deactivation and Demolition – A Summary of Lessons Learned

Please RSVP to  myra_long@att.net
for the event


If there is anyone else presenting at Spokane who would like to try it out on the home crowd first, please e-mail
myra_long@att.net.

Attention: If you are not currently employed but want to be, please bring copies of your resume or C.V. to place on an “employment table” so that others can pick up a copy. Also, you will be given a minute to stand up and introduce yourself briefly if you so desire. Please, limit this opportunity to those not currently employed or in  need of new employment.

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