Radiation Safety Technologist of the Year

Nominees for this award shall be applied radiation safety technologists who were employed within the geographic region covered by the CCHPS during the calendar year for which the award is made. The nominees shall have a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in radiation safety. Criteria include:

  • professional excellence in health physics, and
  • peer recognition of this proficiency.

2018 Radiation Safety Technologist of the Year

Mike Murphy

Mr. Mike Murphy has been an Health Physics Technician (HPT) at the Hanford Site since January of 1987. He consistently demonstrates, and excels at the qualities an "HPT of the Year'' should possess. He is a demonstrated leader as evidenced by his Lead HPT position he has held for the last 17 years. More importantly, Mr. Murphy is a leader, as evidenced by his work ethic; integrity, and accomplishments while as a Lead HPT.

Over the years, Mr Murphy has developed, corrected, revised, and approved thousands of Radiation Survey Task Descriptions. He ensures the HPTs have a clear understanding and guidance of the surveys that need to be performed, the controls required to perform the surveys, and the exact locations where the surveys need to be performed. He has often been requested to manage the Radioactive Source Program due to his attention to detail, which this program requires. He has been praised by DOE auditors on several occasions for his knowledge and understanding of the procedural requirements for these two high profile areas.

Mr. Murphy exhibits excellence in radiation safety, receives peer recognition for his proficiency in radiation safety, and his supervisor receives many compliments from his customers for his professional attitude and work output.

2017 Darrell L. Scott

2016 Thomas Sichler

2012 Joe Wiley

2012 Michael Dittenhauser

2011 Geoff Hall

2011 Daniel Brush

2010 Andrew P. Wegner

2009 Benjamin F. Davis

2008 Scott Stephens

2007 Kurt Lawing

2007 Brian Parsons

2006 Tomas Moreno

2006 Smokey Tefft

2005 Everett Gray, Ray French


2004 C.W. “Chuck” Wildman

2004 Thomas Kimmel

2003 Robin K. Woodford

2002 Jim Crockett

2002 Mark Sims

2001 Henry “Tom” Miller

2001 Ed Pangelinan

2000 Kim Barton

2000 Cindy Belew

1999 Barry Headley

1998 Mark Higbee

1998 Carl Meineke

1997 David L. Merrill

1996 Mitchell Kobierowski

1996 David J. Phipps

1995 Gordon Hendricks

1994 Allan Ostby

1993 Maximo Valdez

1992 Richard Wyer II

1991 Morgan Johnson

1990 Steve Bivins

1989 Deanna Ekstrom

1989 Louis Struder

1987 Steven Landsman

1986 John Harrison

1985 Rob Aldrich

1984 Robert Smith (d)

1983 John Gile

1982 David Beecher

1982 Dan Mackliet

(d) Deceased