Accession Number : ADA265908


Title :   An Analysis of Physically Demanding Tasks Performed by U.S. Navy Fleet Divers


Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Dec 1991-Feb 1993


Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD


Personal Author(s) : Marcinik, E J ; Schibly, B A ; Hyde, D ; Doubt, T J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a265908.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 44


Abstract : In an effort to better align the physical capabilities of U.S. Navy fleet divers with occupational physical requirements, the objectives of this research investigation were to: (1) Develop a general taxonomy of physically demanding tasks performed by fleet divers; (2) Identify a subset of job tasks representative of diver's work; (3) Develop a job performance test battery based on representative fleet diver tasks. Seventy-two fleet divers reported a total of 110 physically demanding tasks using a job analysis survey. The relative distribution of these tasks according to basic body effort is presented below: Single lift without carry 19.1%, Lift repetitively without carry 20.0%, Lift and carry 21.8%, Carry while running/swimming 16.4%, Pushing/pulling 20.0%, Other 2. 7%. Eighteen representative job tasks were identified by divers during group interview sessions


Descriptors :   *MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , *PHYSICAL FITNESS , *DIVERS , PERFORMANCE TESTS , NAVAL PERSONNEL , PERSONNEL SELECTION , PHOTOGRAPHS , INTERVIEWING , TAXONOMY , JOB ANALYSIS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , SURVEYS , NAVAL RESEARCH


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Naval Surface Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE