Annual measurements, preparing and assisting visits and audits, or even carrying out replacements. When it comes to radioactive sources on board, Benjamín bears full responsibility. “In Argentina, it is mandatory to have a person responsible for the radioactive sources”, he says. “Otherwise, you don’t get your license to handle such sensitive materials. As a QHSSE Advisor, I was best placed to fulfil this role. I followed an intensive course to meet the necessary criteria and I’ve been exploring this interesting subject matter ever since.”
Recognition for hard work
Benjamín’s knowledge, personality and experience have now earned him a seat in the Advisory Council on Radioisotopes and Ionizing Radiation Applications (CAAR) in Argentina. Together with his colleagues, he will advise on regulation and legislation for industrial applications of radioactive sources. A recognition from the Argentinian authorities for the hard work Benjamín and Jan De Nul are performing.
Benjamín Tenconi - QHSSE Advisor
“Jan De Nul has been active in Argentina for 25 years now. As a reliable partner we have built up a strong relationship with the authorities. We are glad to contribute to the local community by sharing our expertise in this council. Of course, we hope to improve our knowledge on the subject as well. Personally, I would like to learn more about other nuclear applications, such as nuclear medicine or radiotherapy.”