The Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, Inc. (CRCPD) today announced the celebration of National Radiation Protection Professionals Week, November 6 – 12, 2016. The weeklong event to honor radiation protection professionals is set in November to celebrate the discovery of X-rays by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on November 8, 1895.
Radiation protection professionals provide leadership in protecting the public from the hazards of radiation. These dedicated individuals work diligently to ensure that radiation and radioactive materials are used safely and beneficially in thousands of different ways.
According to Jared Thompson, Chairperson of the CRCPD Board of Directors:
Radiation protection professionals are a vital safety net; they help to make sure that medical uses of radiation are safe, that industrial uses and products are safe and secure, and that our homes and our country are safe. Their selfless professionalism ensures that people are able to safely enjoy the tremendous benefits of the uses of radiation in our society.
We encourage the agencies and facilities that have radiation safety professionals among their staff to take time, especially during National Radiation Protection Professionals Week, to acknowledge the mportant job they are doing in radiation safety and security.