Reed College Ancillary Personnel Radiation Safety Training Test

SCORE ________ (80% = pass)

Print name: _______________________________ Date: ______________

Signature: _________________________________ Reed ID: ___________

1. 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

2. 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

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

  1. Spend as much time as you need in the area
  2. Spend as much time as possible in the area
  3. Spend as little time as possible in the area
  4. Time is not a component of ALARA

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

  1. True
  2. False

5. 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

6. 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."

7. 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.

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

  1. True
  2. False

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. All packages used to transport radioactive materials are labeled.

  1. True
  2. False