In addition, they should have the necessary rank, experience, and initiative to successfully establish and maintain an effective health physics program in the absence of a NMSO or other officers well versed in health physics.
The USFOR-A is preparing to designate an Air Force Industrial Hygienist as their Radiation Safety Officer (RSO), in absence of an NMSO, and the HPS as the alternate RSO.
In the absence of an available NMSO, medical planners should give strong consideration to deploying HPSs to assist with filling health physics and radiation safety capability gaps.
Appointments as Radiation Safety Officers for NRC licenses and Army Radiation Authorizations are routinely held by NMSOs, civilian health physicists, or very specialized trained individuals.
(5) NMSO was prepared by blending 53 wt% MSO with 47 wt% ammonium hydroxide (29% assay, Fisher Scientific).
Treatments of NMSO and aqueous ammonia shifted the peaks indicative of absorbed water from 1641 to 1666 [cm.sup.1] (Fig.
Ammonium hydroxide NMSO is a formaldehyde-free, macromolecule which is capable of crosslinking cellulose.
The leader of the cadre was the career field leader for the Army's roughly 60 NMSOs (lead author M.
Twenty-four Army NMSOs registered for and attended the 2-day workshop.
In addition to being an icebreaker and warm-up for the participants, the first day allowed the NMSOs to increase their own self-awareness while also learning about the overall group and its individual members.
Once organized into small groups each led by a senior officer, the NMSOs were presented with the case study and then began to collect critical information to determine what actually happened.
It was expected that after the events of the first day, the NMSOs would come together as a group and would be prepared for the next phase of the workshop.