Materials Handling Safety

This online Materials Handling Safety course provides the information employees need to work safely when handling and moving various types of materials.

Course Overview

This online Materials Handling Safety course provides the information employees need to work safely when handling and moving various types of materials. Many employees feel that moving and handling materials that they work with every day is an ordinary task, not something that they really need to be concerned about. Yet there are hundreds of thousands of materials handling accidents every year... from small splinters, cuts or scrapes... to crushed fingers, hands and feet... even deaths. Areas covered in the course include types of potential hazards, planning a job, personal protective equipment, proper lifting and moving techniques, other ergonomic considerations, hand trucks, carts and pallet trucks, mechanical lifting devices, and more.

Course Topics

  • Preparing yourself to work safely
  • Understanding "ergonomics"
  • Safe lifting‚Äö√Ѭ∂ step-by-step
  • Hand trucks and dollies
  • Platform trucks, carts and pallet jacks
  • Forklift safety
  • And more