Accession Number:

ADA147185

Title:

The Potential for Restructuring MOS (Military Occupational Specialties) Tasks to Reduce Physical Demand Requirements of Critical MOS

Descriptive Note:

Research note

Corporate Author:

HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

Requiring physical strength standards for military occupational specialties MOS also requiring high aptitude could lead to shortages in some critical skills for the Army. Ten soldiers from each of five MOS that would probably be required to meet strength standards were interviewed to determine what physically demanding tasks they had experienced and what changes could be made to reduce these demands. Two of the MOS were jobs where the physically demanding tasks were encountered in the field. Sharing the task or reassigning it to a stronger person would reduce the requirements. Two other MOS were jobs where the physically demanding tasks were encountered in the workshop. Job aids and correct lifting procedures would reduce the physical demand in these cases. The fifth MOS, medical specialist, had very demanding tasks that could only be reduced by assigning these to another MOS. Originator supplied keywords include Aerobic, Army Personnel, Job Analysis, Performancehuman, Physical Fitness, Strengthphysiology, and Stamina.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE