Accession Number:

AD0269375

Title:

AN ENGINEERING ANALYSIS OF CARGO HANDLING. XII. PHYSIOLOGICAL MEASUREMENTS IN THE EVALUATION OF WORK METHOD CHANGES

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CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES

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Report Date:

1961-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Efforts were directed toward the delineation and better understanding of some of the facets of the maritime cargo system. The prime tool in this effort has been the systems engineering approach, bringing together engineering analysis and design with communication theory, information theory, procedure analysis and other standard sampling and analytic tools. Physiological measurements were used to evaluate work method changes which may affect the individual worker. The physiological measures were the conventional oxygen consumption, or energy cost of the job, and the heart rate change, indicative of the strain or physiological cost of the job. The physical environmental measures included temperature, humidity and movement of the air. Measures were also taken of the contaminant level of the air within the hold due to the increased use of gasoline powered equipment. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE