Viktor Korotkov Conducts His 500th DPE Entry
“I’m not one for desk work. I need to be suited up and working with my hands. In every entry I do gives me a sense of accomplishment.”
On September 14, 2022 PCAPP employee Viktor Korotkov achieved his 500th Demilitarization Protection Ensemble (DPE) entry. This is a tremendous accomplishment that involves personal dedication to remain healthy, hydrated and physically capable to perform this high hazard task for the project. Viktor has been a PCAPP employee since 2014, and started performing entries in 2016. He goes about his entries with a production mindset, focused on completing his tasks safely and efficiently so that tasks don’t overflow into another entry team’s work. This stays in alignment with PCAPP’s ALARA principle to minimize time in highly contaminated areas that require personnel to manage the contaminated wastes that are part of the maintenance and operations activities to maintain the operational equipment.
Viktor commented “I’m not one for desk work. I need to be suited up and working with my hands. In every entry I do gives me a sense of accomplishment.” His favorite entries are where he performs maintenance work, though he enjoys any entry he gets to do. Korotkov also talked about the importance of staying healthy for entries. Every day he wakes up and immediately starts hydrating. “I try to always be ready for a DPE entry. That means staying healthy, hydrated and in shape. So far, I have had no issues getting to 500 entries!”
The actions that he takes to remain prepared both at work and at home to remain healthy and ready to go at a moment’s notice is a remarkable example of personal accountability to support our mission at PCAPP. The PCAPP Team salutes Viktor for all his dedication and being the first employee to safely conduct 500 DPE entries!