CCHPS Technical Meeting

October 2019

HPS DIRECTOR VISITing Columbia Chapter

Personnel Monitoring Lessons Learned – A Dose Reconstruction Perspective

Presented by Timothy Taulbee, PhD, CHP, HPS Director Liaison

Dr. Timothy Taulbee will discuss personnel monitoring lessons learned from a dose reconstruction and radiation compensation perspective. Personnel monitoring has changed many times through the history of radiation monitoring. Some changes have been good, such as monitoring workers via a personal dosimeter, while other changes (decreases in personnel monitoring in favor of area, group or co-worker monitoring) have led to challenges from a dose reconstruction perspective. The scaling back of bioassay monitoring has also led to challenges especially when a worker presents with a reported injury (cancer) and the job of the Health Physicist is to reconstruct the worker’s dose. Was the worker exposed to radiation? Was the dose less than monitoring requirements? How do you prove or demonstrate this? When personnel monitoring data is not available, alternate radiation monitoring data becomes critical. This presentation will discuss the availability of alternate monitoring data and potential limitations of some monitoring data.


Thursday, October 17, 2019

Reservations are accepted until Tuesday, October 15.


5:30 – 6:15 PM Dinner & Social

6:15 - 7:00 PM Presentation


Fiesta Mexican Restaurants (catering)

  • Steak Fajitas & Chicken Fajitas
  • Rice, Beans, Guacamole, Sour Cream, Salad
  • Assorted Dessert Platter, Assorted Pop Cans

$22.00 per person

NOTE: Members who do not cancel their RSVP by October 15, 2019 will be held responsible for the cost of attendance


Tri-Cities Cancer Center, 7350 W Deschutes Ave, Kennewick, WA 99336. Use entrance at the northeast parking lot

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