Materials Handling and Storage


Course Overview

Nobody wants to be in an accident on the job. This is why you need to be aware and take the proper precautions when performing your job functions each day. But, there are a large number of people who forget to safely move, handle and store materials they work with every day, because the task may seem ordinary to them, not something they really need to be concerned with. In spite of this perception, or perhaps because of it, there are hundreds of thousands of materials handling accidents every year, ranging from small splinters, cuts or scrapes, to crushed fingers, hands and feet and even deaths. Ideal learners are all employees.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the potential hazards of handling and storing materials
  • Understand the methods of prevention for materials handling
  • Properly move, handle and store materials; Identify the types of materials handling equipment and how to use them, such as cranes and powered industrial trucks
  • Understand and use basic ergonomic safety and health principle

Course Topics

  • Potential Hazards
  • Moving, Handling and Storing Materials
  • Conveyors
  • Cranes and Slings
  • Powered Industrial Trucks
  • Safety and Health