News and ideas from Dade Moeller, an NV5 Company.

Are You in Compliance with the Life Safety Code?

May 31, 2012

By: Rod Briscoe

We have noticed in the last few years an increase in OSHA citations (and fines!) related to organizations' violations of the NFPA Life Safety Code (NFPA 101).

Many specific regulations in OSHA's general industry standard come from the NFPA standard, which establishes facility occupancy limits and requirements for exits, alarm systems, and emergency response drills, to name a few. And some companies are getting into trouble when they "re-purpose" buildings or offices and fail to consider ...

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Because Healthy Employees Are Happy Employees!

May 30, 2012

From Oak Ridge to Richland, and everywhere in between, we had an awesome time with our American Heart Association Six-Week Summer Walking Challenge! We had 55 employees enrolled on the Association's website to track their steps and activities over the 6 weeks.

We've got lots of data that came out of the Challenge, including:

  • All together, we took a total of 9,266,921 steps, which translates to 3,691 miles!
  • The most-logged activity was Walking, followed by ...

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It's All About the STEM!

May 22, 2012

We're super excited to be part of STEM Con 2012 this week -- a collaboration between the Washington State STEM Education Foundation, Delta High School, Washington State University Tri-Cities, and Columbia Basin College, as well as local companies and professionals that deal in STEM, like us!

STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

STEM Con 2012 is a week-long conference/convocation that offers students in the Mid-Columbia region to engage with STEM professionals and have hands-on experiences ...

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Raising Healthy Kids

May 15, 2012

In the May issue of our employee newsletter, The Connection, we asked our employees to tell us how their moms encouraged them to be healthy when they were younger, or, for those employees who are moms, to tell us how they encourage health in their children. The best entry would win an environmentally friendly Dade Moeller tote bag.

And the winner is (drum roll, please) ... Tamikka Reed!Tamikka works in our Port Allen, Louisiana, office and provides dedicated IT support ...

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Science in Our Schools

May 11, 2012

On Thursday, May 10, Senior Health Physicist Alan Fellman, Ph.D., CHP, volunteered some time to speak to Ms. Sunila Varghese's 6th grade class at Robert Frost Middle School in Rockville, Maryland. The class of 25 students is working on a unit on energy production; one of the students is Alan's niece.

"We first established that most of the kids thought that radiation is very dangerous," said Alan, "yet several were aware that we constantly receive some radiation ...

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Headed to Glasgow!

May 10, 2012

[caption id="attachment_565" align="alignright" width="135" caption="Tracy Ikenberry"]Senior Health Physicist Tracy Ikenberry will be attending the 13th Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association as a U.S. delegate.[/caption]

Congratulations to Tracy Ikenberry and Ed Maher, who are on their way to Glasgow, Scotland, as official U.S. delegates to the 13th Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA), representing the Health Physics Society.

Also in attendance will be CEO Matt Moeller and Executive Vice President Bill Kennedy. The Congress runs from May 13-18, 2012.

[caption id="attachment_567" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Ed Maher"]Senior Health Physicist Ed Maher will attend the 13th Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA) as a U.S. delegate.[/caption]

This ...

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Joel Arana Named Health Physicist of the Year

April 17, 2012

[caption id="attachment_560" align="alignleft" width="218" caption="Joel D. Arana, CHP"]Joel Arana has been named Health Physicist of the Year[/caption]

We are very happy to announce that employee Joel Arana has been named Health Physicist [radiation protection scientist] of the Year by the Columbia Chapter of the Health Physics Society!

Joel manages our Radiation Projects Division, overseeing and coordinating the day-to-day activities of senior health physicists who support diverse contracts ranging from dose reconstruction to Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulatory guidance revision. Joel also is a manager on ...

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So You Want To Be HPS President? (I Survived the Health Physics Society)

April 13, 2012

Ed Maher is a Senior Health Physicist at Dade Moeller and currently serves as the Past-President of the Health Physics Society, a scientific organization of professionals that specialize in radiation safety. In this interview, he reflects on his past year's service to HPS as its President.

Dade Moeller Blog: Why did you run for HPS President?

Ed: As it is for many at Dade Moeller, public service to the profession of health physics is very appealing because you get ...

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