Materials Handling

Course Description

This course introduces the hazards that are involved in the handling and storage of materials. Different methods of handling and storage are discussed, the hazards they pose to workers and the methods by which these hazards can be reduced or eliminated from the workplace.

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Course Details

Next Start Date:
Friday October 18, 2019
Federal Standard:
29 CFR 1910.176; 29 CFR 1926 Subpart H


1 hour

Course Objectives


  1. Understand the major causes of injury attained from handling and storing materials
  2. Know the various methods that can be used to prevent injuries
  3. Know the safety measures involved when operating mechanical handling devices
  4. Know the various safety and health principles that can be adopted in the workplace
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Course Content

  1. Introduction
  2. Methods of Prevention
  3. Conveyors
  4. Cranes
  5. Slings
  6. Powered Industrial Trucks
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System Requirements

The elements listed below are the minimum system requirements to take this online course. While you may use the minimum requirements, your experience online will be greatly enhanced through the use of a faster internet connection, i.e. cable or DSL as opposed to ‘dial-up’.

  • IBM PC Compatible Computer [200 MHz processor with 32MB RAM]
  • Sound Card with speakers or headphones
  • SVGA [800×600] video card, driver, and monitor
  • Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
  • Internet connection [minimum 56Kbps recommended]
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.0 or greater [free download]
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