Author: Jeremy Verrillo, ATC, CEAS III, CWcHP, CMMSS

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Strength and Conditioning Strategies to Prepare the Next-Generation Utility Worker

Apprenticeships in the utility and construction fields often serve as a transition point for individuals from sedentary or light work to heavy or very heavy jobs. As more individuals seek jobs in the trades, many may have little to no experience with regular physical activity. Injury-free performance of heavy or very heavy job tasks strongly corresponds to an individual’s physical abilities and health habits. While the electrical utility industry strives to engineer the risk out of jobs, many tasks still require a minimum amount of strength, endurance and flexibility. Strength and conditioning...

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