How do you measure fitness for duty? Louise Weston (12335) answered that problem for the work with the Russian researchers by developing an evaluation protocol for proposed measures of fitness for work.
Last year Louise, together with Sandia psychologist Courtney Dornburg (12335) and Kathleen Diegert, manager of Reliability Assessment and Human Factors Dept. 12335, participated in a conference at Sandia with VNIIEF staff interested in developing readiness-for-duty measures. Using information gained from that conference and additional research, Louise wrote a SAND report that examined experimental methods of validating measures of emotional state and readiness for duty in critical operations.
The methods outlined in the report are how Sandia would go about validating work readiness measures for Russians working in critical operations.