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ID (ISN) del documento109635
Número CIS 09-716
ISSN - Título de la serie 1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
Año 2008
Número de serie
Autor(es) Stewart I.B., McDonald M.D., Hunt A.P., Parker T.W.
Título Physical capacity of rescue personnel in the mining industry
Información bibliográfica Oct. 2008, Vol.3, No.22, 6p. Illus. 31 ref.
Acceso Internet [en inglés]
09-0716.pdf [en inglés]
Resumen The mining industry has one of the highest occupational rates of serious injury and fatality. Staff involved with rescue operations are often required to respond to physically challenging situations. In this study, 91 Australian mine rescue personnel completed a series of health-related and rescue-related fitness tests, including measurements of aerobic capacity, abdominal endurance, abdominal strength, flexibility, lower back strength, leg strength, elbow flexion strength, shoulder strength, lower back endurance, and leg endurance. Rescue-related tasks comprised carrying a load, shoveling coal and dragging hose. Findings are discussed. Overall, physical fitness was judged insufficient. It is recommended that standards of required physical fitness be developed and that rescue personnel undergo regular training and testing to maintain these standards.
Descriptores (primarios) organización del socorro y salvamento; Australia; minas; aptitud física; salvamento de mineros; nivel de salud
Descriptores (secundarios) levantamiento manual; capacidad de trabajo; valoración de la capacidad física; manipulación manual; normalización; fuerza muscular
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaAustralia
Tema(s) Fisiología del trabajo
Minas y canteras
Broad subject area(s) Fisiología, ergonomía
Navegación por categoria(s) First aid and emergency organization
Mining and quarrying