Accession Number : ADA299076

Title :   The Effect of Alcohol and Fatigue on an FAA Readiness-To-Perform Test.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : NTI INC DAYTON OH

PDF Url : ADA299076

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : The FAA is interested in evaluating the utility sensitivity of Readiness to Perform (RTP) tests for possible implementation into work force safety- sensitive positions. RTP has been defined as "...that state in which a person is prepared and capable of performing a job for which the person is willingly disposed and is free of any transient risk factors, such as drugs, alcohol, fatigue, or illness, that might influence job performance" (Gilliland and Schlegel, 1993). RTP tests are those designed to evaluate that state, especially on a short-term basis, to detect individuals who may not be ready to safely perform their job. If found to be valid, reliable, and practical, such tests could significantly enhance the already outstanding margin of safety in aviation. This is so because RTP tests, while potentially as sensitive as drug and alcohol testing for detecting those sources of decrement, may also detect sources of performance impairment from a large variety of other causes.

Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE TESTS, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *DRUGS, *ALCOHOLS, TEST AND EVALUATION, TRANSIENTS, JOBS, RISK, VALIDATION, OPERATIONAL READINESS, SENSITIVITY, SAFETY, LOW LEVEL, PERSONNEL, WORK, BLOOD, MARGIN OF SAFETY.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE