Effects of High Temperature on Maintenance Performance.
ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER
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The objective of the research was to determine whether or not there is a decrease in the efficiency of maintenance performance, when conducted under heat stress conditions, which is detectable prior to the occurrence of visible physical deterioration. Two groups of 10 male subjects were exposed to either a comfortable 72F dry-bulb or a high temperature 110F dry-bulb environment. The time to complete a basic electronic maintenance task by each subject was measured and the mean task completion time of each experimental group was calculated for use in the statistical comparison. Experimental results indicate a statistically significant decrease in maintenance performance efficiency because of the increase in temperature.
- Stress Physiology