Reed College Ancillary Personnel Radiation Safety Training Test

SCORE ________ (80% = pass)

Print name: _______________________________ Date: ______________

Signature: _________________________________ Reed ID: ___________

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

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

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

  1. True
  2. False

3. What is the telephone number for Community Safety?

  1. x6666
  2. x5921
  3. x4732
  4. x8010

4. 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

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. Which of these signs indicates a radioactive hazard?

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

7. What does RSO stand for?

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

8. 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

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. In a room with a sign reading "Caution Radioactive Material", which of the following are you permitted to do?

  1. Handle bags labeled "radioactive material".
  2. Clean up a spill if you see one.
  3. Wipe down surfaces daily.
  4. None of the above.