Reed College Ancillary Personnel Radiation Safety Training Test

SCORE ________ (80% = pass)

Print name: _______________________________ Date: ______________

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

  1. True
  2. False

2. Which of these signs indicates a radioactive hazard?

  1. Sign 1
  2. Sign 3
  3. Sign 4
  4. Sign 4

3. Which of the following statements is true?

  1. You can see and feel radiation.
  2. In rooms containing radioactive materials, these materials will be stored safely.
  3. Someone is always present when experiments use x-rays.
  4. Radiation is one of the most difficult hazards to control.

4. Whom can you call in an emergency?

  1. Melinda Krahenbuhl
  2. Community Safety
  3. Kathleen Fisher
  4. All of the above

5. 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

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

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

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

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

8. 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

9. Why don’t ancillary personnel have to wear a personal radiation monitoring device?

  1. Their exposures are so low that it isn’t necessary
  2. It would be too costly
  3. Only reactor employees are legally required to wear them
  4. They only need to be worn around alpha emitters

10. 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