NPFC - MIL-STD-1472
|Publication Date:||31 October 1996|
This standard establishes general human engineering design criteria for military systems, subsystems, equipment and facilities.
The purpose of this standard is to present human engineering design criteria, principles, and practices to achieve mission success through integration of the human into the system, subsystem, equipment, and facility, and achieve effectiveness, simplicity, efficiency, reliability, and safety of system operation, training, and maintenance.
This standard shall be applied to the design of all systems, subsystems, equipment and facilities. Nothing in this standard shall be construed as limiting the selection of hardware, materials, or processes to the specific items described herein. Unless otherwise stated in specific provisions, this standard applies to design of systems, subsystems, equipment and facilities for use by both men and women. This standard is not intended to be a criterion for limiting use of materiel already in the field in areas such as lift repetition or temperature exposure time. Where the procuring activity establishes use by male personnel exclusively, the paragraphs listed in Table I are changed as noted therein.
If it is known that an item is to be used by an already established military occupational specialty, for which physical qualification requirements for entry into that specialty are also established, any discrepancy between the force criteria of this standard and the physical qualification requirements shall be resolved in favor of the latter. In this event, the least stringent physical qualification requirement of all specialties which may operate, maintain, transport, supply, move, lift or otherwise manipulate the item in the manner being considered, shall be used as a maximum design force limit. If such physical qualification requirements for entry into a specialty do not cover the task covered herein, the criteria herein shall govern.
When manufacturing tolerances are not perceptible to the user, this standard shall not be construed as preventing the use of components whose dimensions are within a normal manufacturing upper or lower limit tolerance of the dimensions specified herein.
This standard is intended for use as design criteria for military systems, equipment, and facilities, cited contractually in system specifications and elsewhere, and for use as a basis for... View More
This standard is intended for use as design criteria for military systems, equipment, and facilities, cited contractually in system specifications and elsewhere, and for use as a basis for structuring that part of human factors testing where design characteristics are assessed for purposes of acceptance. It is not intended for use to express binding requirements in conceptual and other early acquisition phases. The standard may be applied to traditional, as well as non-developmental item (NDI) acquisitions.View Less