|Document ID (ISN)||103013|
|Convention or series no.
||Ritter P., Winkelmann T., Tidow G.
||Prevention of lumbar column disorders - Pilot project in the coal mining sector: Physical effort and coordination training of apprentices
||Prävention von Wirbelsäulenschäden - Modelvorhaben im Steinkohlenbergbau: Krafttraining und Koordinationsschulung mit Auszubildenden [in German]|
||Hauptverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften (HVBG), Alte Heerstrasse 111, 53754 Sankt Augustin, Germany, Oct. 2001. 184p. Illus. 84 ref.
||The aim of this pilot project involving 140 coal mining apprentices was to examine to what extent a focused physical training programme could lower the probability of backache-related absenteeism. Following various sports medicine examinations (maximal strength, body movement analysis, posture diagnosis), half of the group of apprentices were given a specific one-hour training programme, three times a week for three months. The programme involved weight training exercises, stretching exercises and exercises aimed at improving the coordination of body movements. All apprentices were re-examined at the end of the programme and after a further six months. A positive development of all the characteristics examined was found in the group that followed the training programme, in particular changes in movements carried out during the lifting of loads, increases in strength and in muscle cross-sections, as well as changes in physiology and coordination.
||coordination of movements; physical training; coal mining; apprentices; spinal column
||Germany; muscular work; manual lifting; case-control study; muscular strength; work posture; physical workload
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Mining and quarrying