Don Cossairt receives prestigious accelerator safety award from DOE

Fermilab scientist and ESH&Q Radiation Protection Manager Don Cossairt, right, receives a Lifetime Achivement Award for accelerator safety. From left: DOE Fermi Site Office Manager Mike Weis, Fermi Site Office Facility Representative Mike Herr, Don Cossairt.

Fermilab scientist and ESH&Q Radiation Protection Manager Don Cossairt, right, receives a Lifetime Achivement Award for accelerator safety. From left: DOE Fermi Site Office Manager Mike Weis, Fermi Site Office Facility Representative Mike Herr, Don Cossairt.

Fermilab scientist and ESH&Q Radiation Protection Manager Don Cossairt has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the DOE Office of Science. The award was presented to him at the 2015 DOE Accelerator Safety Workshop in September at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Members of the DOE accelerator community vote for the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Cossairt’s peers chose him for his commitment to improving the DOE accelerator safety program.

Cossairt conducts a course titled “Accelerator Physics for Environment, Safety, and Health Professionals.” He has written and taught courses from his book “Radiation Physics for Personnel and Environmental Protection.” He has also mentored junior radiation safety officers for more than 30 years, helping them prepare for health physics certification exams.

“Don is true pioneer in the accelerator community,” said Mike Herr of the DOE Fermi Site Office. “He is committed to helping it succeed in safe operations.”