Accession Number:

ADA135211

Title:

Establishing Physical Criteria for Assigning Personnel to Air Force Jobs

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 1978-30 Sep 1982

Corporate Author:

TEXAS TECH UNIV LUBBOCK INST FOR ERGONOMICS RESEARCH

Report Date:

1982-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

248.0

Abstract:

The objective of this project was to develop and validate a criterion with which the Air Force could reliably evaluate the compatibility of an individuals physical capacities with the physical demands of the various Air Force Specialty Codes AFSCs. The benefits derived by the Air Force from this capability are a reduction in early discharges due to the inability of the individual to physically qualify for an AFSC after enlistment a corresponding decrease in training costs, both initial and cross-training, due to a lower probability of an individuals eventual failure in the AFSC a reduction in injury related costs due to a fewer number of individuals performing physical work at levels near or exceeding their maximum safe capability to work and a reduction in operating costs by improving the work force capacity relevant to the physical demands of the task.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE