Reed College Ancillary Personnel Radiation Safety Training Test

SCORE ________ (80% = pass)

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1. 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.

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

  1. Get as close as you need to
  2. Get as close as you can. A little radiation is good for you
  3. Keep as far away as possible, but at least 6 feet
  4. Distance is not a part of ALARA

3. Whom can you call in an emergency?

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

4. 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

5. 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

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

  1. True
  2. False

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

  1. True
  2. False

10. Which of these signs indicates a radioactive hazard?

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