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Nuclear Radiation Safety Awareness Quiz

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  • 1. The three forms of ionizing radiation are:
  • Microwave, alpha, beta
  • Visible light, x-ray, gamma
  • Gamma, alpha, beta
  • X-ray, laser, microwave

  • 2. What percentage of radiation exposure comes from background radiation?
  • 80%
  • 20%
  • 50%
  • 5%

  • 3. Gamma radiation can be shielded with:
  • Paper
  • Your skin
  • Aluminum
  • Lead

  • 4. What is the effective dose limit for a non-nuclear energy worker?
  • 3 miliseiverts per year
  • 1 milisievert per year
  • 20 miliseiverts per year
  • None of the above

  • 5. What type of radiation does Phosphorus-32 release?
  • Alpha
  • Beta
  • Gamma
  • X-ray

  • 6. Radioactivity unit is:
  • Rem or Sievert
  • Microcurie or Becquerel
  • Kilovolt or Megavolt
  • None of the above

  • 7. A GM detector is used to detect:
  • Alpha
  • Beta
  • Gamma
  • All of the above

  • 8. To protect yourself from the internal radiation exposure, you should:
  • NOT eat and drink in the lab
  • NOT store empty cups/containers/utensils in the lab or near radioactive materials
  • NOT store food and/or drink in the lab
  • All of the above

  • 9. The three best ways to protect yourself from radiation exposures are:
  • Time, distance, shielding
  • Meditate, focus, breathe
  • Paper, plastic, lead
  • Distance, ear-plugs, shielding

  • 10. The effects of short-term exposures to high radiation could cause:
  • Tissue damages
  • Inhibit tissue functions
  • Unrepairable tissue damages
  • All of the above

END of QUIZ

FINAL STEP: Print the Certificate of Completion, sign it and get the Radiation Permit Holder to sign it as well. That person will want to keep a copy of your certificate for their records.

If you have any questions or are looking for more information about Nuclear Radiation Safety, please contact Western's Radiation Safety Coordinator, Hoa Ly by email at hly@uwo.ca


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