Reed College Ancillary Personnel Radiation Safety Training Test

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1. Besides notifying your supervisor and/or the Radiation Safety Officer, what should you do if you find a spill in an area posted as "Radioactive Materials"?

  1. Clean it up
  2. Investigate how the spill occurred
  3. Close the door
  4. Ignore it and continue what you were doing

2. Areas where radioactive materials are used are regularly tested for contamination (radiation where it does not belong).

  1. True
  2. False

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

  1. True
  2. False

4. Which three basic techniques should be used for radiation protection?

  1. Time, Distance, and Safety
  2. Time, Direction, and Shielding
  3. Time, Distance, and Shielding
  4. Time, Direction, and Safety

5. In an area with the sign "Caution Radiation Area," you may remove trash that is NOT labeled radioactive.

  1. True
  2. False

6. What colors are the warning signs for radioactive materials and radiation areas?

  1. yellow and magenta
  2. yellow and black
  3. yellow and red
  4. all of the above are possible.

7. What does RSO stand for?

  1. Reactor Safety Overseer
  2. Radiation Safety Officer
  3. Radiation Safeguard Options
  4. Radioactive Storage Office

8. With the concept of ALARA, what technique should be used with regard to time?

  1. Spend as much time as you need in the area
  2. Spend as much time as possible in the area
  3. Spend as little time as possible in the area
  4. Time is not a component of ALARA

9. Does routine cleaning occur in rooms with radiation-producing machines?

  1. Yes
  2. Yes, but it is only done by authorized users of radioactive materials
  3. No, cleaning only occurs if there is a spill
  4. No, it is too dangerous to clean in these rooms

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

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