Accession Number : ADA325512

Title :   Preventing Work-Related Musculoskeletal Illnesses Through Ergonomics: The Air Force PREMIER Program. Volume 2: Job Requirements and Physical Demands Survey Methodology Guide.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. for 1996,

Corporate Author : EARTH TECHNOLOGY CORP SAN BERNARDINO CA

Personal Author(s) : Marcotte, Andrew ; Barker, Richard ; Joyce, Marilyn ; Miller, Nancy ; Cogburn, Edward J.

PDF Url : ADA325512

Report Date : FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 183

Abstract : The United States Air Force consists of over 500,000 military and civilian workers performing diverse jobs and tasks at multiple installations around the world. A typical installation has hundreds of administrative and industrial work areas of various sizes. In industrial work areas, workers perform maintenance/inspection jobs where exposure often vary on a daily basis. This report describes a methodology which allow technicians with minimal ergonomics training to help focus and prioritize population based ergonomic improvement efforts in an efficient and standardized manner. Results of pilot testing for reproducibility, sensitivity, validity, and practicality are also included.

Descriptors :   *JOBS, *TRAINING, *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, *ILLNESS, *CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, *ERGONOMICS, *MUSCULOSKELETAL DISEASES, MAINTENANCE, REQUIREMENTS, UNITED STATES, MANAGEMENT, POPULATION, INSTALLATION, INSPECTION, PILOT STUDIES, INDUSTRIAL PLANTS, REPRODUCIBILITY.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE