Online material handling course

March 10, 2011
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety offers an e- course for manual materials handling. Every workplace includes tasks that involve manual materials handling: lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing, pulling, holding or restraining. When the work exceeds a worker’s physical capabilities, however, serious injuries can result. Learn how to prevent manual material handling (MMH) injuries at your workplace by developing the skills needed to identify and control risk factors associated with MMH work. This course includes case studies with discussion summaries and other examples to illustrate the concepts, as well as practical tools such as sample forms and checklists. Topics include: the importance of manual materials handling safety; risk factors focused on a LOAD, TASK, CONDITIONS model; injury prevention; lifting techniques and exercise to prevent back injuries; mechanical aids, pushing, pulling and shoveling; specific load types, jobs and tasks. Average time to complete this course is approximately one hour.