Centennial Coal's Springvale was the control mine while the trial was conducted at its Mandalong mine.
The trial came about after the company approached CS Health for assistance in addressing musculoskeletal stress among employees.
The result has made Centennial and Coal Services Health finalists in the NSW Minerals Council Health Safety Environment and Community Awards.
"Working in an underground coal mine is physically demanding, and involves a range of repetitive manual handling tasks," the NSW Minerals Council said.
"Health and safety data revealed that musculoskeletal injuries formed the largest proportion of injuries experienced b...