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Dr Gerald Laurence 3/10/1934 – 06/12/2012
The Australasian Radiation Protection Society is aware of some businesses and individuals, who are not members of ARPS, offering radiation safety services.
You should be wary of accepting the services of these businesses. They may offer inappropriate advice, or simply be a scam.
Companies listed on the ARPS website in the Products and Services section have a long historical linkage to ARPS.
Additionally people who are listed as ARPAB accredited have also had to meet minimum radiation safety standards of knowledge.
The Society is thrilled with the news that one of their Fellows, Dr Ronald Rosen, has been awarded an Order of Australia medal. The OAM was awarded to Dr Rosen for his service to science, particularly in the field of radiation protection, and professional societies.
As many of you are aware Japan has recently suffered a major tsunami caused by one of the largest earthquakes in recorded history. There has been (a still be determined) enormous loss of life just from this and the situation is still developing.
It has been a long time, since my previous (first) blog entry. But I have returned to write more. I must start with an apology for a missing issue of Radiation Protection in Australasia. Those people who were at the conference in Perth, may recall that I promised a final issue for 2009. You may have noticed, by the lack of a copy of the journal in your letter box, that this final issue didn't eventuate. Creation of an issue of the journal is a process that involves a number of people who magically turn a number of documents and email into the final printed product that is posted to members. I didn't allow enough time for the creative publication process to take place before the end of 2009.
Just back from the 34th ARPS conference in Perth. It was a wonderful conference and there was much to learn, in both the presentations and during discussions with other delegates. To my surprise Ivan mentioned that I hadn't started my blog. It was a shocking eureka moment - I have a blog! Once the initial surprise passed, I realised that it makes sense to have a Journal Editors blog. Hence I have checked it out, and I am writing this now.
Of course, my dear wife suggested that I should not inflict myself upon you all. But, so far, the most difficult bit seems to be picking a TAG for this entry, (or perhaps for the blog) and ARPS seems a safe choice, hence I will try to continue writing something here once in a while.
The members only area of the ARPS website is now installed. Financial members of ARPS can now access this area and use it to read the society's draft documents and make comments before they are released to the public.. A tab on the top of the website called "Members Area" will appear once you log in using your user account and password.
There is currently a proposal to establish a radiation safety trainer accreditation scheme to be administered by ARPS. If you would like to read more about it and make comments, please log in and go to the Members Area.
Member Aus $100
Associate Aus $95
Affiliate Aus $85
Students who are enrolled in a full-time tertiary education course are eligible for a reduced subscription of Aus $45 for Affiliate membership.
Reduced fees are available for retired members of ARPS.
For those that are financial members of a related professional body (AIP, AIR, ACPSEM, and ANZSNM), you qualify for a 10% discount off the above rates.
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