When Andy Karam was the moderator of AMRSO, he likened the information posted here as being similar to the insider information that is frequently discussed around the office watercooler. Hopefully that doesn't mean gossip; just the kind of useful tips or tricks that a person needs to do their job successfully. Andy often mentioned that there was so much good information on AMRSO that it should go into a book for Radiation Safety Officers titled "At the Virtual Watercooler."
Taking up this idea, Susan Masih of the University of Missouri Kansas City has put excerpts from AMRSO into a recurring column in Operational Radiation Safety (ORS), the quarterly supplement to the Health Physics Journal. HPS members receive ORS as a part of their annual membership. Non-members can read The Virtual Watercooler by following the links below.
Got an idea for a Virtual Watercooler topic? Contact Susan or Kimberly about authoring a Watercooler column.
Past articles (PDF, reproduced with permission from the Health Physics Journal):
A PET Potpourri or PET Peeves
When You're Hot, You're Hot, or Tracers R Us
A Security Reminder with a Twist(er)
Because You Don't Have Enough to Do Already (Lasers)
The Story Behind the Story, or There's Lemonade in the Water Cooler Today
Frequency of Laboratory Contamination Surveys
Ensuring the Safety of Identity
Hands and Forearms, Feet and Ankles
At the Virtual Watercooler with a Look at HIPAA and Occupational Dose Information