Reed College Ancillary Personnel Radiation Safety Training Test
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1. Support staff and Community Safety should be aware of the principles of ALARA. What is ALARA?
- A kind of radiation alarm
- Acronym for As Low As Reasonably Achievable
- The assumption that the risk from radiation is low
- Acronym for American League of Assistant Radiation Associates
2. All packages used to transport radioactive materials are labeled.
3. Whom can you call in an emergency?
- Melinda Krahenbuhl
- Community Safety
- Kathleen Fisher
- All of the above
4. Is safety from radiation during pregnancy a serious concern?
- Yes, and any employee must consult with the Radiation Safety officer
- No, but any employee may consult with the Radiation Safety officer
- No, and no additional information is needed or available
- Yes, but no additional information is needed or available
5. In a room with a sign reading "Caution Radioactive Material", which of the following are you permitted to do?
- Handle bags labeled "radioactive material".
- Clean up a spill if you see one.
- Wipe down surfaces daily.
- None of the above.
6. With the concept of ALARA, what technique should be used with regard to distance?
- Get as close as you need to
- Get as close as you can. A little radiation is good for you
- Keep as far away as possible, but at least 6 feet
- Distance is not a part of ALARA
7. What does RSO stand for?
- Reactor Safety Overseer
- Radiation Safety Officer
- Radiation Safeguard Options
- Radioactive Storage Office
8. Why don’t ancillary personnel have to wear a personal radiation monitoring device?
- Their exposures are so low that it isn’t necessary
- It would be too costly
- Only reactor employees are legally required to wear them
- They only need to be worn around alpha emitters
9. The guiding principle of radiation protection is to avoid all unnecessary:
- Warning signs
10. Which of these signs indicates a radioactive hazard?