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The mission of the Decommissioning and Environmental Sciences (DES) Division is to promote the development and use of those skills and technologies associated with the use of nuclear energy and the optimal management and stewardship of the environment, sustainable development, decommissioning, remediation, reutilization, and long-term surveillance and maintenance of nuclear-related installations, and sites. The target audience for this effort is the membership of the Division, the Society, and the public at large.
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HPS's Eric Goldin: On health physics
Eric Goldin, president of the Health Physics Society, is a radiation safety specialist with 40 years of experience in power reactor health physics, supporting worker and public radiation safety programs. A certified health physicist since 1984, he has served on the American Board of Health Physics, and since 2004, he has been a member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements’ Program Area Committee 2, which provides guidance for radiation safety in occupational settings for a variety of industries and activities. He was awarded HPS Fellow status in 2012 and was elected to the NCRP in 2014.
Goldin’s radiological engineering experience includes ALARA programs, instrumentation, radioactive waste management, emergency planning, dosimetry, decommissioning, licensing, effluents, and environmental monitoring.
The HPS, headquartered in Herndon, Va., is the largest radiation safety society in the world. Its membership includes scientists, safety professionals, physicists, engineers, attorneys, and other professionals from academia, industry, medical institutions, state and federal government, the national laboratories, the military, and other organizations.
The HPS’s activities include encouraging research in radiation science, developing standards, and disseminating radiation safety information. Its members are involved in understanding, evaluating, and controlling the potential risks from radiation relative to the benefits.
Goldin talked about the HPS and health physics activities with Rick Michal, editor-in-chief of Nuclear News.
December 10, 2019 Update
Dear ANS Member:
I hope this message finds you well headed into the holiday season. As you know, the Board of Directors approved ANS Change Plan 2020 at the November meeting in Washington, DC. Here is the link to the plan, with notes in red detailing the Board's actions. A summary of the plan is also available for viewing.
Guided by the plan, staff and I have begun a thorough review of ANS operations with the goal of creating a more streamlined, less siloed organization that is better equipped to meet our members' needs going forward.
While the review is ongoing, I can say that I am encouraged by our team's willingness to think differently and adopt a more service-oriented and entrepreneurial culture.
I look forward to providing you with more information when we conclude the review in early February.
In the meantime, your continued input is important to us. Please do not hesitate to send comments and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the best,
Craig PiercyANS Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer
Advocacy and Fundraising
ANS advocacy activities attract increasing amounts of philanthropic support
Commercial Publications redesigned to communicate industry and technical information of value (while minimizing cost)
ANS internal communications to members are effective (and efficient)
Constituent unit interactions and communications with/to “the world” are aligned with each other and ANS National
Congressional Fellow Program
Congressional Fellow Program establishes ANS as go-to and influential asset for policymakers
Significant spending decisions align with society priorities
Increased speed for good ideas to be funded and implemented
Improved efficiency in student support
Improved efficiency and flexibility in scholarship administration
The Board of Directors and Officers are effective as strategic leaders and stewards of the Society
ANS governance is more effective
ANS committee structure is more simple, efficient, and effective
ANS Staff is more influential and accountable
Topical Meetings redesigned to attract / reach more members, reduce financial risk, and improve finances
Content of national meetings redesigned to provide increased value to more members
Logistics of national meetings redesigned to reduce financial risk/variance
Organization membership program is utilized as a strategic vehicle to expand membership and strengthen ANS
Meetings are used to convert more non-ANS member attendees to ANS members.
Increased reliability and amount of revenue through member dues
Organizational Unity (“1ANS”)
Unity, community, and alignment among members at every level and each constituent unit of ANS
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