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The Health Physics Society (HPS) was formed in 1956 and is chartered in the United States as a non-profit scientific organization, and as such it is not affiliated with any governmental or industrial organization.
Purpose and Goals
The HPS is a professional organization dedicated to the development, dissemination, and application of both the scientific knowledge of, and the practical means for, radiation protection. The objective of the HPS is the protection of people and the environment from unnecessary exposure to radiation. The HPS is thus concerned with understanding, evaluating and controlling the risks from radiation exposure relative to the benefits derived. (From the Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws of the HPS; Article II, section 1)
Membership of the HPS
The current membership in the HPS numbers over 6,800 and includes professionals, representatives of all scientific and technical areas related to radiation protection drawn form academia, government, medical institutions, research laboratories and industry from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The HPS has more than 350 members in nearly 50 foreign counties.
There are 48 local Chapters of the HPS
The HPS Web Site has a list of them with contact information.
How to Contact the HPS
Health Physics (ISSN 0017-9078) is the Official Journal of the Health Physics Society and is published monthly by:
428 East Preston Street Baltimore, MD 21202-3993
For more information, try the HP Journal WWW site at Williams and Wilkins
Ken Miller, Editor - email@example.com
If you have a problem with your subscription, call 1-800-638-6423
Address changes for members should be sent to the HPS office at:
or regular mail:
HPS 1313 Dolley Madison Blvd. Suite 402 McLean, VA 22102
Address changes for non-members should be sent to:
Health Physics 428 East Preston Street Baltimore, MD 21202-3993
Back issues of the Journal can be ordered from:
Pergamon Press, Inc. 395 Saw Mill Road, Elmford, NY 10523
or for issues after Vol 62 from Williams and Wilkins (see above)
Note: Reprints of articles by permission of the authors only.
Photocopying information is included in the front of each Journal, as well as submission and advertising instructions.
The Journal is indexed on the following databases/abstract listings:
Current Contents (Life Sciences, Science Citation Index, SciSearch Database, ISI/Biomed, Research Alert), BIOSIS, Index Medicus, MEDLINE, Excerpta Medica, Chem. Abstr., WRC Info, Environ. Per. Bibl., Cancer Journals and Serials, Applied Health Phys. Abstr., Aqualine Abstr., CABS, Energy Res. Abstr., Congress. Info. Serv. Index, ASSIA, Cambridge Scientific Service, PASCAL-CNRS Database, and Energy Database
Complete indexing available with commercial software Quest, edited by
The American Board of Health Physicists (ABHP) was established to develop standards and procedures, to examine candidates, and to issue written proof of certification to individuals who have satisfied the requirements established by the Board. The board was temporarily established in 1958 and formally in 1959. The Board consists of eight members, each serving a five year term. Typically, six are from the health physics community, one from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine and one from the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors.
For more informaiton on ABHP, certification, Certified Health Physicists, CHP exams, or the AAHP, try the American Academy of Health Physics web site(AAHP).
The Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, Inc. (CRCPD) is a US based nonprofit professional organization made up of individuals in state and local government who regulate and control the use of radiation sources, and of individuals, regardless of employer affiliation, who have expressed an interest in radiation protection. The CRCPD was formed in 1968.
As stated in the Constitution of the CRCPD, the objectives and purpose of the organization are:
There are six classes of membership within the CRCPD. These are:
The major technical work of the CRCPD is accomplished through various committees and task forces. Within the CRCPD, there may be 50 or more groups working on specific projects. Other work can be broadly categorized in the areas of:
Another activity of the CRCPD is its annual meeting, which addresses major radiation protection issues of current interest. Participants include staff from state and local radiation control programs, individuals from Federal agencies responsible for radiation protection, representative from various professional associations, industry, and individuals from the general public.
CRCPD/OED 205 Capital Avenue Frankfort, Kentucky 40601 Phone - (502) 227 - 4543 Fax - (502) 227 - 7862 (Business hours 8 am to 4:30 pm EST )