Stan A. Huber Consultants, Inc. 
Health Physics & Radiation Safety Services 

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This test consists of 30 multiple choice questions.  To pass you must answer at least 70% correctly.  



1.      Which of the following agencies regulates the transportation of radioactive material?

2.    The regulations for the DOT are found in:

3.    Who is required to receive training in the DOT requirements?

4.    Hazardous material employees are required to receive training initially and recurrent training
       every number of years?

5.    What is the Hazard Class or Division for radioactive material?

6.    Radioactive material is classified by the DOT as any material containing radionuclides where both         the activity concentration and the total activity in the consignment exceed:

7.    What is the reportable quantiy (RQ) value for I-131?

8.    The A2 value refers to:

9.    What is the maximum activity of Tc-99m liquid, normal form Class 7 (radioactive) material that can be shipped in an excepted package as a limited quantity?

10.    The Transport Index (TI) of a labeled package is determined by:

11.    Radiation levels on the surface of an except package must not exceed

12.    Which of the following is considered a type of DOT package?

13.    The proper labeling of a package of Class 7 (radioactive) material is based on:

14.    The transport index for a Radioactive Yellow II label is more than 1 but not more than 10.

15.    What label is required on a package with a surface radiation level of 45 mR/hr and a transport           index of 1.1 mR/hr?

16.    The dose rate should be less than 2 mR/hr in any position normally occupied by people during           transport.

17.    A package containing radioactive material is required to be blocked and braced during transport           so they cannot change position.

18.    Where should the shipping papers and emergency procedures be located in the vehicle during                transport of radioactive material?

19.    The shipping papers shall describe the hazardous material being transported.  Which of the                    following descriptions is not required on the shipping papers?

20.    What three ALARA principles should be followed when handling a package known to contain          radioactive material?

21.    Many materials that are classified as hazardous materials are essential products to industry, but          potential deadly weapons in the hands of a terrorist.

22.    Hazardous materials are least vulnerable when in transit.

23.    Casual discussion with strangers along transportation routes about loads and destinations are          encouraged by general security standards.

24.    Some mixtures containing hazardous materials can cause a powerful explosion if detonated or          ignited.

25.    One easy way to increase security of hazardous materials in transportation  is to lock all doors to          transport vehicles.

26.    The most likely terrorist threats are internal.

27.    With the use of commonplace equipment like scanners and color printers, a driver's license,          certification, passports, and other types of personal identification can be forged.

28.    All terrorists fit a preconceived picture of a criminal.

29.    A careful employee background check and verification of information provided on an          employment application can be an effective deterrent to the insider threat.

30.    When you are questioned about hazardous material transportation it is important that you know          the person asking and that he or she has a need to know. 

10 CFR49 CFR29 CFR20 CFR
Anyone who packages radioactive material for shipping
All employees in Shipping and Receiving Department
Each hazmat employee who assists in the preparation and delivery of radioactive material
Anyone who drives a vehicle containing radioactive material pacakges
3 years5 yearsEvery time you renew your driver's license
Haz Mat 3 7RM 49
Greater than 2 microcuries/gram
Nuclide specific values in 49 CFR 173.436
Greater than 0.002 microcuries/gram
Less than 0.002 microcuries/gram
10 mCi100 uCi7 mCi
The max activity of special form Class 7 (radioactive) materials permitted in a Type A package
The max activity of Class 7 (radioactive) material permitted in a limited quantity package
The max activity of normal form Class 7 (radioactive) material permitted in a Type A package
The max activity of Class 7 (radioactive) material permitted in a Type B package.
75 microcuries11 millicuries20 mCi7.5 millicuries
The max radiation level (mR/hr) at one foot from the external surface of the package
The max radiation level (mR/hr) at one meter from the external surface of the package
The max radiation level (mR/hr) at the surface of the package
None of the above
0.5 mrem/hr0.5 mR5 mCi per mr/hr
Industrial package
Type A package
Type B package
Excepted package
All of the above
A. The radiation level at the surface of the package
B. The type of radioactive material in the package
C. The transport index (TI)
D. The type of package (Type A or Type B)
A and B
A and C
Radioactive Yellow II
Radioactive Yellow III
Radioactive White I
Anywhere in the vehicle, within reach of driver or passenger
Within arm's reach, with seat belt fastened
Within arm's reach
Proper shipping name
Total quantity
Radiation level at 1 meter (TI)
Radiation level at the surface
Emergency response telephone number
A. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
B. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
C. Department of Transportation (DOT)
A and B
B and C
All of the above