Accession Number : ADA449637


Title :   Development of an Evaluation Methodology for Hazardous Waste Training Programs


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT


Personal Author(s) : Crowley, Ryan A.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA449637


Report Date : MAR 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 164


Abstract : The Purpose of this research was to develop a methodology to measure hazardous waste training programs. The Air Force Material Command (AFMC) hazardous waste training program was used to conduct this research. To measure the effectiveness of AFMC's hazardous waste training program, the research attempted to answer four research questions. These questions addressed correlations between hazardous waste training programs and Environmental Compliance Assessment and Management Program (ECAMP) findings, the understanding personnel have of hazardous waste principles and concepts, the effectiveness of hazardous waste training courses, and how personnel feel about the hazardous waste training they are receiving. In addition, the research consisted of a web-based survey to test the knowledge of AFMC personnel, and measure their attitudes, in the hazardous waste program. The results indicate that there are significant differences in hazardous waste knowledge of personnel in AFMC. Several demographic populations have a higher and lower understanding of basic hazardous waste principles and concepts. Furthermore, several hazardous waste training courses can be attributed to greater and lesser understanding of hazardous waste principles and concepts. Overall, these results suggest what is and is not working in the hazardous waste training program of AFMC.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE TRAINING , *HAZARDOUS WASTES , ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE , THESES , AWARENESS , ENVIRONMENTAL LAW , ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION , SURVEYS , AIR FORCE PERSONNEL


Subject Categories : MILITARY FORCES AND ORGANIZATIONS
      ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
      PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT AND LABOR RELATIONS
      SAFETY ENGINEERING


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE