Accession Number : ADA338922


Title :   A Database of Physically Demanding Tasks Performed by U.S. Army Soldiers.


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA


Personal Author(s) : Sharp, Marilyn A. ; Patton, John F. ; Vogel, James A.


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a338922.pdf


Report Date : MAR 1998


Pagination or Media Count : 50


Abstract : As part of a TRADOC directed initiative to develop physical performance standards for all Army military occupational specialties (MOS's), a series of databases of the physically demanding tasks of MOS's has been developed. The purpose of this paper is to describe the creation of databases compiling the physically demanding tasks of Army MOS's and to provide some preliminary analyses of the databases. These results can be used for research purposes to model Army jobs, to prepare MOS specific physical training programs, to identify the jobs and equipment most in need of redesign, and to develop physical performance standards. The six task categories developed into databases were: 1) lifting and carrying, 2) lifting and lowering, 3) climbing, 4) digging, 5) walking, marching and running, and 6) pushing and pulling. The databases provide the first searchable source of information on the physical demands of Army MOS's. This report provides summary information, however, many more questions may be answered using these databases. Copies of the databases (SPSS 6.0) are available upon request and are importable into standard spreadsheet programs. For disk or e-mail copies, please contact the authors at: U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine MCMR-UE-MPD Natick, MA 01760-5007 or email: MsharpNatick-ccmail . army.mil


Descriptors :   *MILITARY STANDARDS , *MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES , DATA BASES , MILITARY PERSONNEL , JOBS , ARMY RESEARCH , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , PHYSICAL FITNESS.


Subject Categories : PSYCHOLOGY
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE