Radiation Health Committee

The role of the Radiation Health Committee is to advise the CEO and the Radiation Health & Safety Advisory Council on matters relating to radiation protection, including formulating draft national policies, codes and standards for consideration by the Commonwealth, states and territories.

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Call for nominations – 2018-2020 triennium

PDF iconRHC - call for membership nominations - July 2017

ARPANSA is currently seeking to appoint three part-time members of the RHC for the triennium (2018-2020), pursuant to subsection 24(2) of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998 (the Act) and section 25 of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations 1999.

The RHC's functions include:

  • to advise the CEO and the Council on matters relating to radiation protection
  • to develop policies and to prepare draft publications for the promotion of uniform national standards of radiation protection
  • to formulate draft national policies, codes and standards in relation to radiation protection for consideration by the Commonwealth, the states and the territories
  • from time to time, to review national policies, codes and standards in relation to radiation protection to ensure that they continue to substantially reflect world best practice
  • to consult publicly in the development and review of policies, codes and standards in relation to radiation protection.

Selection criteria

ARPANSA is seeking to appoint two members who will actively contribute to the RHC’s functions and possess knowledge, qualifications or industry experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • radiation protection or radiation health
  • radiation risk management principles
  • plant, equipment and process safety related to radiation or radioactive materials.

ARPANSA is also seeking to appoint one member who will actively contribute to the RHC’s functions by representing the interests of the general public.

The RHC typically meets at ARPANSA’s Melbourne and/or Sydney office for one day, three times a year. Sitting fees, travel and accommodation costs are met by ARPANSA in accordance with the determinations of the Australian Government Remuneration Tribunal.

Applicants should also make themselves familiar with the document ‘Roles and expectations for advisory bodies’.

Conditions

If successful, applicants must comply with the following before formal appointment to the RHC can occur:

  • complete a relevant security clearance check
  • be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia
  • provide 100 points of identification
  • sign a confidentiality agreement
  • provide written notice to the CEO (by completing a form) of all interests, pecuniary or otherwise, the applicant has or acquires that could conflict with the proper performance of the applicant’s functions as a Member of the RHC
  • provide referees who can be contacted by phone.

How to apply

Persons wishing to nominate should forward their Curriculum Vitae detailing relevant experience for the role and state which position is being applied for. Nominations should be emailed to the following address prior to the closing date Thursday 31 August 2017:

Samir Sarkar, Secretariat - rhcatarpansa.gov.au

Contact for more information: +61 2 9541 8341

Membership of the RHC

The members of the Radiation Health Committee are:

Chair:

  • Dr Roslyn Drummond, Deputy Director of Radiation Oncology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
    (1 January 2015 to 31 December 2017)

CEO of ARPANSA:

  • Dr Carl-Magnus Larsson (Commonwealth)

Radiation Control Officers:

(nominated representatives of states and territories)

  • Mr Keith Baldry (SA), Director, Regulation and Compliance, Environment Protection Authority
    (1 January 2015 to 31 December 2017)
  • Ms Penny Hill (ACT), Senior Radiation Safety Officer, Department of Health
    (6 March 2017 to 31 December 2017)
  • Mr Noel Cleaves (VIC), Manager, Environmental Health Regulation & Compliance, Department of Health
    (1 July 2016 to 31 December 2017)
  • Mr Simon Critchley (Qld), Director, Radiation Health, Department of Health
    (1 July 2016 to 31 December 2017)
  • Ms Hazel Upton (WA), Managing Health Physicist, Environmental Health Directorate
    (21 September 2016 to 31 December 2017)
  • Mr Len Potapof (NSW), Manager Radiation Regulation Unit, Environment Protection Authority
    (1 July 2016 to 31 December 2017)
  • Mr Bradley Feldtman (NT), A/Manager Radiation Protection, Department of Health
    (31 October 2016to 31 December 2017)
  • Dr Stephen Newbery (TAS), Acting Principal Health Physicist
    (9 November 2015 to 31 December 2017)

Nuclear Safety Committee representative:

  • Mr Robert Lyon, nuclear safety expert, formerly with AECL & IAEA
    (1 January 2015 to 31 December 2017)

Person to represent the interests of the general public:

  • Dr Peter Karamoskos, radiologist & nuclear medicine specialist
    (1 January 2015 to 31 December 2017)
    (Contact the RHC public representative)

Other members:

  • Dr Bruce Hocking, consulting specialist in occupational medicine
    (1 January 2015 to 31 December 2017)