CAMD Access Procedure:
All Training and Testing Material is for LSU CAMD Users ONLY!
Please complete at least two weeks prior to your arrival at CAMD.
Please enter your personal information in the spaces below.
After that, complete the Radiation Safety Test. This form can also be picked up and filled out in the CAMD front office, rm. 107
A minimum passing score is 80% (24 out of 30)
After completing the test, you will be notified by e-mail or telephone for further instructions.
You can prepare for this test by first reading the
Radiation Safety Training Manual
All fields are required to be filled in.
Note: All new applicants are required to provide a refundable deposit for the following:
Gate Key: $5.00 (if applicable)
Access Card: $10.00
Note: A late fee of $10.00 will be assessed for all Radiation Badges that are lost or returned late. Badges are routinely changed on a quarterly basis; July 1, Oct. 1, Jan. 1, and April 1.)
Contractor for CAMD
High School Student
1. I have thoroughly read and understand the radiation safety training material on CAMD’s website.
2. I should wear my CAMD radiation badge …
a. Whenever I remember to.
b. Whenever I am working at CAMD.
c. Whenever I am working anywhere at LSU.
d. Never, I am a cleanroom worker.
3. The Interlock system at CAMD
a. Is designed to minimize the chance of unintentional access to high radiation areas.
b. Inform the accelerator group if a door was left ajar.
c. Quickly inform users as to beam status.
d. Is a human resources term with regards to campus harmony.
4. The best example of ALARA below would be:
a. Standing as close as reasonable to the shield walls during injection.
b. Carrying a radiation monitor everywhere I go.
c. Maximizing distance from the ring during injection.
d. Never work in the experimental hall when the ring is on.
5. Radiation safety and general safety at CAMD ultimately relies upon:
b. The Radiation Safety Officer
c. The Radiation Safety Office
d. The Director
6. Before obtaining a badge at CAMD you must:
a. Pass the radiation safety test
b. Answer whether you have ever had an LSU radiation badge before
c. Answer whether you have ever been told you were exposed to radiation above the allowable limit
d. Have an approved project associated with your work at the CAMD facility
e. All of the above
7. Dialing 911 from a CAMD phone will call
a. The CAMD Safety office
b. Baton Rouge Emergency Services
c. LSU Campus Police
d. Radiation Safety
8. According to ALARA, DEQ, and LSU Radiation Safety – having an annual occupational dose limit of 5000mrem means
a. So long as we do not go over 5000 mrem, there is no concern.
b. I should try to get as close to 5000 mrem as possible.
c. Efforts should be placed in minimizing my dose regardless of the limit, and this effort must be evident to the DEQ and radiation safety.
d. 5000 mrem is a minimum required to remain a radiation facility.
9. CAMD only produces Ionizing radiation
10. Ionizing radiation means that as the radiation hits a target atom, it imparts enough energy to add or remove charge.
11. Dose rates are highest at CAMD:
a. During Injection and Beam Dumps.
b. When all beam lines are open.
c. Immediately after maintenance.
d. Immediately before maintenance.
12. Pregnant users
a. Are required by law to report pregnancy to the Radiation Safety Officer.
b. May inform the Radiation Safety officer in writing of pregnancy and will receive an extra badge to monitor that radiation doses are below a pregnant worker limits.
c. Must purchase extra badges.
d. May inform the Radiation Safety officer verbally of pregnancy and will receive an extra badge to monitor that radiation doses are below pregnant worker limits.
13. According to the NRC the most dangerous of the following is
a. Riding 1 mile on a motorcycle.
b. Smoking 1 cigarrette.
c. Receiving 3 millirem of radiation.
d. These all have the same risk.
14. The Majority of our background radiation dose comes from
a. Radon Gas
b. Cosmic Rays
c. Artificial Sources
d. Nuclear Power
15. Synchrotron radiation only includes IR and UV radiation
16. A 100 KeV photon in the electromagnetic spectrum would be best described as
a. Infrared Radiation
b. Ultraviolet Radiation
c. Microwave Radiation
d. Xray Radiation
17. An acute radiation exposure is one that occurs over a large amount of time.
18. Acute effects of radiation are seen first seen around
a. 1 mrem (1/5000 of an annual limit)
b. 100 mrem (1/50 of an annual limit)
c. 10000 mrem (2x the annual limit)
d. 50000 mrem (10x the annual limit)
19. When compared to background cancer incidences, cancer incidences from occupational radiation exposures are high.
20. Visitors staying for less than 1 month do not need to get a radiation badge
21. According to the linear no-threshold model
a. Risk from radiation increases with dose
b. There is a background cancer incidence rate even with no occupational dose
c. There are some assumptions made with regards to low dose risk
d. There is no safe amount of radiation
e. All of the above
22. The linear no-threshold model is very well supported by science and research.
23. Radiation Badges
a. May be tested by placing them near a radioactive source.
b. Should be worn between the hips or shoulders closest to the radiation source.
c. Measure neutron dose.
d. Shield you from radiation.
24. Shield walls may be scaled during operation
a. With permission from the director.
b. With permission from the scientific director.
c. With permission from a beamline manager.
d. They may not be scaled during operation.
25. After getting a security card and radiation badge,
a. I will not need any further training to keep access to CAMD.
b. I will be required to take monthly radiation safety refresher training.
c. I will be required to take a biannual refresher training.
d. I will be required to take an annual refresher training.
26. Crash Buttons
a. May be used to inform the accelerator group that the beam current is unacceptable.
b. Are the main means of turning the accelerator off.
c. Should be used in case of an emergency.
d. Will not dump the beam – only unlock doors.
27. Additional radiation monitoring equipment
a. Is available should I have any questions about dose.
b. Is not available to CAMD users.
28. The purpose of a radiation badge is
a. A record of the radiation received while working at CAMD.
b. It reduces exposure by attenuating a significant amount of radiation.
c. It allows for CAMD to change survey routines.
29. Ways to limit exposure include
a. Decreasing time spent near radiation.
b. Increase shielding between you and the radiation source.
c. Increase distance between you and the radiation source.
d. All of the above
30. I understand that failure to obey radiation safety guidelines at CAMD may not only jeopardize my research and my ability to work there, but all radiation related research at LSU.
31. In a few sentences describe what you will be researching and how you can minimize your radiation dose while working at CAMD.