The Office of Radiation Protection is the state’s radiation authority. We protect and improve the health of people in Washington by ensuring exposure to radiation is as low as reasonably achievable. During this presentation, we’ll review the following: our actions when unwanted material is discovered in the public domain, training staff and partners in real life scenarios, licensing activities, compliance monitoring, environmental reviews, emergency preparedness and response. At the end we’ll provide information for you to join us in seeing these activities.
Earl Fordham is a health physicist and a professional engineer. He has degrees from Washington State University and the U.S. Naval Academy. He has worked in the radiation industry since 1980.
Earl is the Deputy Director of Washington’s radiation control program and oversees the environmental sciences, radioactive air emissions, waste management and the radioactive materials groups.