Establishing Criteria for Assigning Personnel to Air Force Jobs Requiring Heavy Work
Final rept. 1 Mar-30 Aug 1977
TEXAS TECH UNIV LUBBOCK INST FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY
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This report provides a plan which, when executed, will result in an improvement of the Air Forces present capabilities to select and assign personnel to Air Force Specialty Codes AFSCs. This will be accomplished through the development of a validated objective criterion, as proposed, with which the Air Force can reliably evaluate the compatability of an individuals physical capacities with the physical demands of the various Air Force Specialty Codes. The validity of the criterion will be measured by the individuals ability or inability to successfully perform a selected set of well defined demanding tasks within an Air Force Specialty Code. Phase I is task oriented. In this phase each AFSC is surveyed to identify the tasks which require significant physical demands. Phase II involves the identification of tests which can be used at the Armed Forces Examination and Enlistment Station AFEES and Basic Military Training BMT Center for predicting the individuals success within jobs having varied degrees of heavy physical demands. Phase III involves the definition, hazard evaluation, and procurement of the equipment needed for task analyses, AFEES and BMT testing, and for testing during the longitudinal validation phase phase IV. Phase IV involves the finalization and validation of the assignment criteria. Samples of incoming personnel will be tested and categorized according to their tested physical capabilities.
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