Accession Number : AD0653020

Title :   PSYCHOLOGICAL, ENGINEERING, AND PHYSIOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF SHELTER EQUIPMENT AND PROCEDURES. VOLUME III. HABITABILITY STUDIES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : GENERAL AMERICAN TRANSPORTATION CORP NILES ILL GENERAL AMERICAN RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Smith,R. W. ; Madson,C. A.

Report Date : FEB 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 222

Abstract : Three shelter habitability tests examined the effectiveness of instructions and job aides designed to support the use of (1) a Package Ventilation Kit, (2) Effective Temperature Meters, (3) a toxic gas detector, (4) the OCD water dispenser, (5) and other shelter equipment by untrained subjects and the effect of these equipments on the shelter organization and management. Other factors related to shelter occupancy are also discussed, such as role conflict and defections. Recommendations are given for improvement in the instructions, devices, and shelter management.

Descriptors :   (*FALLOUT SHELTERS, *CIVIL DEFENSE), SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, COOLING, VENTILATION, MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, INSTRUCTION MANUALS, PHYSIOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY, WATER SUPPLIES

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE