Training Programs & Schedules

Manual Material Handling

Course Length – 8 Hours (8:30am – 4:30pm)

Every workplace includes tasks that involve manual material handling, such as lifting, lowering, carrying, pulling, pushing, holding or restraining. When the work exceeds a worker’s physical capabilities, however, serious injuries can result.

In this course you will learn how to prevent manual material handling injuries at your workplace by developing the skills needed to identify and control risk factors associated with Manual Material Handling 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.

The course consists of the following topics:

  • Importance of manual material handling safety
  • Risk factors
  • Injury prevention
  • Lifting techniques and exercise to prevent back injuries
  • Mechanical aids, pushing, pulling and shoveling
  • Specific load types, jobs and tasks

2017 Upcoming Course Dates

  • To request course dates:
    519.758.0819 or email

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