Reed College Ancillary Personnel Radiation Safety Training Test

SCORE ________ (80% = pass)

Print name: _______________________________ Date: ______________

Signature: _________________________________ Reed ID: ___________

1. Support staff and Community Safety should be aware of the principles of ALARA. What is ALARA?

  1. A kind of radiation alarm
  2. Acronym for As Low As Reasonably Achievable
  3. The assumption that the risk from radiation is low
  4. Acronym for American League of Assistant Radiation Associates

2. Which of these areas on campus uses radioactive materials?

  1. Reactor
  2. Biology Building
  3. Chemistry Building
  4. All of the above

3. What are your responsibilities around radioactive materials?

  1. Recognizing posted signs, identifying hazards and safeguards, and reporting problems.
  2. Identifying hazards and safeguards, cleaning up spills, and storing materials safely.
  3. Cleaning up spills, recognizing posted signs, and reporting problems.
  4. Identifying hazards and safeguards, reporting problems, and storing materials safely.

4. If you find a spill in an area posted as containing "Radioactive Materials," whom should you contact?

  1. The Radiation Safety Officer
  2. Your supervisor
  3. Community Safety
  4. a and/or b

5. Whom should you consult if you have safety concerns regarding radiation safety?

  1. Your supervisor
  2. The RSO
  3. The reactor director
  4. a and b

6. All rooms containing equipment that produces X-rays will be labeled.

  1. True
  2. False

7. Is safety from radiation during pregnancy a serious concern?

  1. Yes, and any employee must consult with the Radiation Safety officer
  2. No, but any employee may consult with the Radiation Safety officer
  3. No, and no additional information is needed or available
  4. Yes, but no additional information is needed or available

8. The guiding principle of radiation protection is to avoid all unnecessary:

  1. Spills
  2. Sources
  3. Warning signs
  4. Exposures

9. In a room with a sign reading "Caution Radioactive Material", which of the following are you permitted to do?

  1. Handle bags labeled "radioactive material".
  2. Clean up a spill if you see one.
  3. Wipe down surfaces daily.
  4. None of the above.

10. Every person receives a measurable radiation dose each year.

  1. True
  2. False