Accession Number:

ADA265908

Title:

An Analysis of Physically Demanding Tasks Performed by U.S. Navy Fleet Divers

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Dec 1991-Feb 1993

Corporate Author:

NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD

Report Date:

1993-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

In an effort to better align the physical capabilities of U.S. Navy fleet divers with occupational physical requirements, the objectives of this research investigation were to 1 Develop a general taxonomy of physically demanding tasks performed by fleet divers 2 Identify a subset of job tasks representative of divers work 3 Develop a job performance test battery based on representative fleet diver tasks. Seventy-two fleet divers reported a total of 110 physically demanding tasks using a job analysis survey. The relative distribution of these tasks according to basic body effort is presented below Single lift without carry 19.1, Lift repetitively without carry 20.0, Lift and carry 21.8, Carry while runningswimming 16.4, Pushingpulling 20.0, Other 2. 7. Eighteen representative job tasks were identified by divers during group interview sessions

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE