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The Effect of Workplace Based Strengthening on Low Back Injury Rates: A Case Study in the Strip Mining Industry

Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
1995 Volume 5, Number 3

Vert Mooney, Marvin Kron, Patrick Rummerfield, Bryon Holmes

Study Outcomes & Clinical Relevance:

The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the effect of a once a week exercise program focused specially at lumbar extensor strengthening. There was a 54% to 104% increase in strength during the 20 week program. The average workers’ compensation liability dropped from $14,430 per month to $380 per month for the study year. The significant increase in strength associated with the exercise program correlated with the greatly reduced incidence of back claims.

A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO A TIME-EFFICIENT LOW BACK EXERCISE INTERVENTION IN A SMALL MANUFACTURING PLANT: A CASE STUDY

Journal of Exercise Physiology
August 2008 Volume 11, Number 4

Robert Boyce, Edward Boone, Jonathan Stallings, Colt Wilde
University of North Carolina, Virginia Commonwealth University

Study Outcomes & Clinical Relevance:

Back extension exercises, with one set of 10 repetitions to muscular fatigue, once per week, supported by targeted warm-up exercises designed to mimic actual job tasks, have the potential to improve back strength and back comfort of employees in manufacturing settings. Potential benefits include improved employee perception of safety, safe lifting awareness, increased work quality, productivity and morale.