Industrial Athlete Training Course
Definition of Industrial Athlete
A person who is engaged in industry and is trained or skilled in exercises, tasks, or projects requiring physical strength, agility, or stamina.
The program consists of four modules, each two hours in length:
The Nutrition module was designed by Jenny Vanmeter the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Athletic Trainer/Physician Extender from Children’s Hospital. The class focuses on the proper macronutrients and calories needed to support the physical nature of work undertaken by tradesman. It also educates the tradesman on how to make healthy choices when shopping at gas stations or eating fast food.
The exercise module educates the tradesman on exercises to strengthen those muscle groups involved in the most common musculoskeletal disorders (MSD’s) in construction, back, shoulders and knees. The program also teaches the difference between dynamic and static stretching and how to incorporate the stretch routines into their daily work. Resistance bands will be provided for all attendees to learn the exercises in class.
The ergonomics module educates the tradesman on hot to fit the work to the worker. This module is a continuation of the exercise module in the efforts to educate the workforce on methods to reduce MSD’s. The new technology segment introduces the attendees on equipment designed to assist reduce MSD’s.
4. Behavioral Safety
The Behavioral Safety module educates the tradesman on brain health. Construction is the number two occupation in the United States for suicide. The class educates the attendees on various coping and support strategies for themselves or coworkers that are going through tough times. The module also covers the differences in employees risk perception and how to view the world through the lens of risk assessment.
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