Reed College Ancillary Personnel Radiation Safety Training Test
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1. 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
2. With the concept of ALARA, what technique should be used with regard to time?
- Spend as much time as you need in the area
- Spend as much time as possible in the area
- Spend as little time as possible in the area
- Time is not a component of ALARA
3. Which three basic techniques should be used for radiation protection?
- Time, Distance, and Safety
- Time, Direction, and Shielding
- Time, Distance, and Shielding
- Time, Direction, and Safety
4. 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
5. Which of the following statements is true?
- You can see and feel radiation.
- In rooms containing radioactive materials, these materials will be stored safely.
- Someone is always present when experiments use x-rays.
- Radiation is one of the most difficult hazards to control.
6. Who is the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO)?
- Melinda Krahenbuhl
- Ed McFarlane
- Community Safety
- Kathleen Fisher
7. Whom should you consult if you have safety concerns regarding radiation safety?
- Your supervisor
- The RSO
- The reactor director
- a and b
8. 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.
9. All packages used to transport radioactive materials are labeled.
10. Which of the following statements is false?
- You may work in an area with a sign reading "Caution Radioactive Material" if requested and authorized by the Radiation Safety Officer.
- You may eat lunch in an area where radioactive materials are stored if they are tightly sealed up.
- You need permission and safety instructions to enter a room with X-ray equipment.
- You may NOT smoke in an area posted as "Radioactive Materials."