BA Physics, Radiation / Health Physics
Jim Tocci has more than forty years’ experience as a Health Physicist and Radiation Safety Specialist. Jim received his BA from Northeastern University in Physics and mathematics and has administered major radiological safety programs and conducted research involving a linear electron accelerator for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. During his forty plus year career, he has been a radiation safety consultant to educational institutions, medical facilities and to industry. He has organized and administered radiological safety programs for universities and industrial clients and other research-oriented users of radioactive materials. He has routinely conducted inspections of licensees for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to client who possess, use manufacture and transfer radioactive materials in order to ensure their compliance with the applicable Commission regulations and license conditions. He has assisted in organizing and administering the radiological safety program at the AMMRC, consisting of a large depleted uranium melting, forging and machining program of Cf252 neutron source, a 14 Mev neutron generator, a 2.5 Mev radiographic X-ray unit and numerous X-ray diffraction and fluorescent units.
Earlier in his career, James was employed as a Research Physicist working as part of a group responsible for operating, maintaining, and replenishing a 3 million curie Co60 irradiator used to irradiate food for research. As a Liaison to the Mass Emergency Management Agency, during Vermont Yankee and Yankee Rowe emergency drills and exercises, he was responsible for continuously updating the Director on radiation levels /conditions in the local communities within the EPA; and participated as an incident advisory team member and responded to a number of incidents within the Commonwealth. Jim is well versed in all areas of Radiation Safety and capable of handling all measurement, licensing and safety issues for Massachusetts and the other New England States. Jim is a member of the National Health Physics Society, the Health Physics Society and a past member of the Board of Directors, and past editor of the NECHPS Newsletter.