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1.5 Million Safe Work Hours!

Feb. 3, 2015


Dade Moeller marked 1.5 million hours without a recordable injury in January 2015.Great news! As of January 1, 2015, we have worked safely for more than 1.5 million hours!

This means that we have completed another year without a recordable workplace injury!

(You may remember that we celebrated the 1.2 million safe work hour mark last year).

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, U.S. companies are required to record certain work-related injuries and illnesses.

Congratulations to each and every one of our employees for making Dade ...


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A Strong Reputation Is Our Best Sales Tool

Jan. 15, 2015


Dade Moeller Vice President Susan Winslow is quoted in The Zweig Letter on the topic of client service, reputation, and marketing.

Susan Winslow, Vice President of our Consulting Division, was quoted extensively in the January 19, 2015, issue of The Zweig Letter in response to a question about instilling a corporate culture of delivering (and even over-delivering!) services to clients.

To read the article, just click here (PDF, 2 pages): "Create a Culture That Delivers," THE ZWEIG LETTER, Jan. 19, 2015

Headquartered near the U.S. Department of Energy Hanford nuclear site in Richland, Washington, since its founding in 1994, Dade ...


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One More Certified Health Physicist!

Jan. 14, 2015


We are pleased to announce that our already impressive cadre of certified health physicists has expanded by one, for a new total of 35!

Michael C. Talmadge, based in Acton, Mass., is Dade Moeller's newest certified health physicist.

Dade Moeller employs more certified health physicists than any other private company in the United States.

Michael successfully passed Part II of the annual certification exam administered by the American Board of Health Physics in July 2014. The exam is known ...


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How Loud Can a K-3rd Grade Lunchroom Get? Tony Etherington Volunteered to Find Out.

Jan. 8, 2015


Every year, the Kiona-Benton schools in Washington State conduct a survey of noise levels at various locations around their facilities. For years, this survey has been conducted by the custodial staff using a phone “app.” This year, a noise level of 89dB (decibels) was determined in the elementary school’s cafeteria.

School Safety Board member Tina Etherington thought that 89dB seemed a bit higher than perhaps it should be, especially since lunchroom staff supervised multiple lunchtimes each day. When she ...


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Fred Caron's 40 Years of Service to ASSE

Jan. 7, 2015


Fred Caron has been a member of the American Society of Safety EngineersKudos to employee Fred Caron, who was recently awarded for his 40 years as a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)!

Fred belongs to the Mt. St. Helens Section of the Columbia Willamette Chapter of the society and actually was a charter member of the group. Over the past 40 years, he has held every leadership position possible in the Section and the Chapter, including serving as President of the Chapter in 1986 and Chairman of the ...


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CFO Glenn Caprio Elected Treasurer of Local United Way

Dec. 19, 2014


We are happy to announce that our Chief Financial Officer, Glenn S. Caprio, has been elected to a 1-year term as Treasurer of the United Way of Benton and Franklin Counties. Glenn currently is a member of the chapter’s Board of Directors, a position he has held since January 2012. His new role as Treasurer will begin with the first meeting of the Executive Committee, in January 2015.

The United Way chapter will be well served by Glenn’s ...


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What Do Oil & Gas Workers in the Field Need to Know About NORM/TENORM?

Dec. 9, 2014


The hazards caused by radioactivity associated with NORM/TENORM pose unique worker and environmental protection challenges.

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, Dr. Alan Fellman presented "What Do Workers in the Field Need to Know about NORM/TENORM?" at the 2014 OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference in Houston, Texas. The session provided information on the controls necessary to detect and safely handle the NORM/TENORM produced in the oil and gas industry. Approximately 45 health and safety managers ...


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NRC's Proposed Changes to 10 CFR 20: What Do They Mean to You?

Nov. 21, 2014


Dade Moeller Technical Update on NRC ANPR on Radiation ProtectionThe NRC has published an Advance Notice of Public Rulemaking (ANPR) to solicit comments on impacts to licensees due to proposed changes in Radiation Protection Regulations as described in 10 CFR 20. Link to the ANPR here >>

Dade Moeller has reviewed the proposed changes and provided this summary ("Technical Update") as information to our clients for their use in responding to the NRC regarding potential impacts.

The impacts would vary depending on the type of license possessed. Licensees are ...


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Our HR Director Heads to Capitol Hill

Nov. 19, 2014


Our Human Resources (HR) Director, Roshelle Pavlin, will be participating in the 2014 Volunteer Leaders’ Summit this week in Washington, D.C., at the invitation of the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

On Thursday, November 20, Roshelle will represent Dade Moeller, the hundreds of human resources professionals in the state of Washington, and SHRM during meetings with U.S. Congressional staff members to discuss public policy issues related to labor standards, fair pay, and safe workplaces. Of particular ...


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