Reed College Ancillary Personnel Radiation Safety Training Test

SCORE ________ (80% = pass)

Print name: _______________________________ Date: ______________

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

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

2. 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

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

  1. True
  2. False

4. 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

5. 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

6. What are your responsibilities around radioactive materials?

  1. Recognizing posted signs, identifying hazards and safeguards, and reporting problems.
  2. Identifying hazards and safeguards, cleaning up spills, and storing materials safely.
  3. Cleaning up spills, recognizing posted signs, and reporting problems.
  4. Identifying hazards and safeguards, reporting problems, and storing materials safely.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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

10. 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