Accession Number : ADA284641

Title :   The Pharmacy Concept for Hazardous Materials Management: Effect on Productivity of the Base Civil Engineering Operations Flight Work Force.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Nelson, David K.

Report Date : SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : The purpose of this research was to determine if implementing a hazardous material pharmacy has an impact on the productivity of the Base Civil Engineering Operations Flight work force. Statistical tests were used to meet the following research objectives: (1) determine if the pharmacy has an effect on the average labor hours per Direct Scheduled Work Order (DSW) and (2) determine if ordering hazardous materials through the pharmacy has affected the response time for receiving work order materials. A survey of the CONUS bases yielded results of 8.3 hours per DSW for pharmacy bases and 8.4 hours per DSW for nonpharmacy bases indicating the pharmacy does not have an effect on the hours per DSW. The logistics data showed that at bases without the pharmacy, the response time for receiving nonhazardous and hazardous materials was 21.5 days and 15.4 days respectively. This is compared to bases with the pharmacy where nonhazardous materials averaged 21.8 days and hazardous materials averaged 20.7 days. The pharmacy does have an impact on response time for receiving hazardous materials.

Descriptors :   *PHARMACIES, *HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, *POLLUTION, STATISTICS, IMPACT, TEST AND EVALUATION, THESES, CIVIL ENGINEERING, SURVEYS, PRODUCTIVITY, FLIGHT, LABOR, LOGISTICS, DATA PROCESSING.

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Miscellaneous Materials
      Safety Engineering
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE