ANALYZING PHYSICALLY DEMANDING JOBS: THE CANADIAN FORCES APPROACH

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Authors
  1. Celentano, E.
  2. Nottrodt, J.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The need for an objective system to match individuals to physically demanding occupations has become evident in the Canadian Forces (CF). A research program is underway to develop appropriate selection standards for incoming CF personnel. A task analysis methodology was employed to determine the physical requirements for individual occupations. It was shown that the useful quantitative data could be gathered and compared to recommended guidelines for manual work (in particular lifting tasks). Over 130 separate tasks were analyzed and recommendations were made regarding when and how ergonomic strategies could improve worker selection and performance.
Report Number
84-C-03 — Technical Communication, Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1984 International Conference on Occupational Ergonomics
Date of publication
01 Jan 1984
Number of Pages
5
DSTKIM No
85-00771
CANDIS No
45598
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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