OCCUPATIONAL PHYSICAL SELECTION STANDARDS. VOLUME 1: SUMMARY REPORT

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Authors
  1. Allen, C.L.
  2. Nottrodt, J.W.
  3. Celentano, E.J.
  4. Hart, L.E.M.
  5. Cox, K.M.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The occupational physical selection standards (OPSS) study was undertaken to identify and assess the physical demands within CF trades as a basis for establishing selection standards for application at the recruit level. One hundred CF trades were analyzed, and 131 criterion tasks were identified of which 95% involved lifting and carrying. Trades were grouped by task demand using a 5 level lifting classification system developed by the U.S. Department of Labor and modified by the U.S. Army. This revealed that 73% of trades accounting for 80% of CF personnel have a Moderately Heavy (ability to lift 36 kg/80 lb) or heavier requirement. The common duty non-specific tasks within many trades were also classified Moderately Heavy. DCIEM experience and contract research at three universities to support this project has shown that there is no single test currently available which will adequately predict on-the-job lifting performance. TRUNCATED
Date of publication
15 Dec 1984
Number of Pages
49
DSTKIM No
92-01891
CANDIS No
104776
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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