Accession Number : ADA325515

Title :   Preventing Work-Related Musculoskeletal Illnesses Through Ergonomics: The Air Force PREMIER Program, Volume 4B: Research Report For Level I Ergonomics Methodology Guide For Maintenance/Inspection Work Areas.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : PACIFIC ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES INC HERNDON VA

Personal Author(s) : Barker, Richard ; Marcotte, Andrew ; Joyce, Marilyn ; Calvez, Van ; Klinenberg, Edward J.

PDF Url : ADA325515

Report Date : MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 316

Abstract : This report describes the results of a pilot test to assess the reliability, sensitivity, validity, and practicality of the Level I Ergonomics Assessment Methodology Guide for Maintenance/Inspection Work Areas. Overall, the pilot test provided evidence to indicate that the developed Level I Methodology assists technicians in arriving at similar solutions as would be selected by an ergonomist for maintenance/inspection tasks. Solutions selected by the technicians agreed with the solutions selected by a consensus of ergonomists 61% of the time. Task duration appeared to play a large role in risk determination discrepancies between the Level I Methodology (both technicians and consensus ergonomists) and the Gold Standard ergonomist. High duration tasks were more likely to be rated high risk by the Level I Methodology, whereas jobs with multiple, moderate duration tasks were more likely to be rated medium risk

Descriptors :   *JOBS, *WORK STATIONS, *DESIGN CRITERIA, *ERGONOMICS, *INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT, *MUSCULOSKELETAL DISEASES, MAINTENANCE, METHODOLOGY, AIR FORCE, RISK, TEST METHODS, TIME, RELIABILITY, INSPECTION, MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM, PILOT STUDIES, GOLD, DETERMINATION.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Stress Physiology
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE