Reed College Ancillary Personnel Radiation Safety Training Test

SCORE ________ (80% = pass)

Print name: _______________________________ Date: ______________

Signature: _________________________________ Reed ID: ___________

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. Which of the following statements is false?

  1. You may work in an area with a sign reading "Caution Radioactive Material" if requested and authorized by the Radiation Safety Officer.
  2. You may eat lunch in an area where radioactive materials are stored if they are tightly sealed up.
  3. You need permission and safety instructions to enter a room with X-ray equipment.
  4. You may NOT smoke in an area posted as "Radioactive Materials."

3. What does RSO stand for?

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

4. Whom can you call in an emergency?

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

5. What is the telephone number for Community Safety?

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

6. All packages used to transport radioactive materials are labeled.

  1. True
  2. False

7. 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

8. 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

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

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

10. 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.