Accession Number : ADA006342


Title :   A Study to Determine the Adequacy of the Tools and Equipment Used by Air Force Women in the Craft Skills


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS


Personal Author(s) : Bolalek, Philip J. ; Grumblatt, Jr, Arthur G.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA006342


Report Date : JAN 1975


Pagination or Media Count : 150


Abstract : The tools and equipment now used in maintenance, electronics, and civil engineering, were designed to meet the needs of a totally male work force. This study addresses the adequacy of the tools and equipment for the women who are now working in these specialties. The method of approaching this potential problem was to obtain the opinions of the women working in these specialties through self-administered questionnaires. If more than ten percent of the respondents in a specialty considered a tool or equipment item to be inadequate, that item was considered inadequate for women in that specialty. Twenty-four items were identified as inadequate; six of these items were inadequate in more than one specialty. This study also collected data on the age, height, weight, and hand length of the women working in these specialties. In addition to the identification of inadequate tools and equipment for women, this study found that some of these items may also be inadequate for men. Additionally, potential problems were discovered with the quality of tools used in these specialties and with the suitability of women for these specialties.


Descriptors :   *TOOLS , *FEMALES , SKILLS , THESES , MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT , AIR FORCE PERSONNEL , CIVIL ENGINEERING , ANTHROPOMETRY , ELECTRONICS , REQUIREMENTS , HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING


Subject Categories : HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING & MAN MACHINE SYSTEM


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE