Materials Handling Safety
This program 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.