Guidelines for Fit Testing and Evaluation of USAF Personal-Protective Clothing and Equipment.
ANTHROPOLOGY RESEARCH PROJECT INC YELLOW SPRINGS OH
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Detailed procedures for the conduct of anthropometric fit tests are outlined in this document which is designed primarily for the use of engineering anthropologists and other technical personnel called upon to carry out fit tests and evaluations of personal-protective clothing and equipment. Suggestions are provided for the design of questionnaires, the selection of a representative test sample and the choice of dimensions to be measured. The authors outline step-by-step procedures for conducting the fit test itself and discuss various features of the test item which will require evaluation. These include protective capacity, fit, function, comfort and integration with other parts of an assemblage. Recommendations for reporting significant results and suggested guidelines for approval or rejection of the test item are given in the concluding chapter. An appendix includes sample forms and supporting materials which are recommended for use by the investigator. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Protective Equipment