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. 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.

3. 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

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

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

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

  1. True
  2. False

7. 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

8. Who is the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO)?

  1. Melinda Krahenbuhl
  2. Ed McFarlane
  3. Community Safety
  4. Kathleen Fisher

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

  1. True
  2. False

10. 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