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2007 Radiation Refresher Quiz for Users of Radioactive Materials

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Please refer to slides in the Clarkson Radiation User Training PowerPoint (.ppt 1.57 MB). Click on edit, then edit slides to aid in navigation through the PowerPoint presentation.  Review the slides and answer the following questions as true or false.

Question 1
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An alpha particle is a high energy particle emitted from the nucleus, is highly penetrating, and must be shielded with lead or concrete.
 
Question 2
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The occupational limits for radiation exposure to scientist is 5 rem per year, while a member of the public cannot receive a dose over 100 mrem per year.
 
Question 3
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Your exposure to radiation can never be zero because background radiation is always present. Total US average dose equivalent is approximately 360 mrem/year.
 
Question 4
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A major goal of radiation protection at Clarkson University is to keep radiation doses as low as reasonably achievable. Therefore, experiments should be carefully planned to minimize the level of exposure.
 
Question 5
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Protective clothing that should be worn while working with radioactive materials include, a fully buttoned lab coat, gloves, shorts and open toed shoes.
 
Question 6
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A survey of you and your work area should be completed after each use of radioactive materials.  The survey must include checking your hands, gloves, lab coat, and shoes for contamination.  The floor, work bench, equipment, trash, and any other items you may have touched (ex: telephone, pen, light switch, etc) should also be monitored.
 
Question 7
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Documentation of contamination surveys is not required.  Logs of radioactive materials usage as well as drain disposal does not need to be completed.
 
Question 8
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If a spill of radioactive materials occurs, absorbents should be placed around the spill and then clean from the outside edges in.  Spill materials should be placed in radioactive waste containers and a survey should be completed of your hands, feet, clothing and other materials that may have contacted the spilled material.
 
Question 9
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Anyone can have access to radioactive materials if they ask.  Radioactive materials can also be left on the bench during off-hours.
 
Question 10
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If you have a concern or question regarding radioactive material on campus, you should call the radiation safety officer, Elayna Mellas by phone 268-6640, or the campus safety officer, Alan Rossner.
 
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