Evaluation of Stress Experienced by Soldiers Wearing Chemical Protective Clothing During Varying Work Loads in Desert or Tropical Environments
ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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A stress evaluation was conducted in a laboratory test in which the physiological and psychological reactions of soldiers were monitored while they wore either the standard battle dress overgarment MOPPI or the full complement of chemical protective clothing with mask MOPPIV and worked at low, moderate, or high work loads in simulated desert hot and dry or tropic hot and humid environments. The psychological instruments indicated greater stress responses for soldiers wearing MOPPIV than wearing MOPPI and for soldiers working at a high work load than working at a low work load. Chemical protective clothing, MOPPIV, Tropics, Desert, Psychological stress, Work load, MOPPI, Stress evaluation.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
- Protective Equipment