Manual Material Handling Training

Manual Material Handling Training

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Course Summary

Every workplace manually handles material; however, poor manual material handling practices are one of the most common, misunderstood, and unrecognized hazards.

Our program contains the information necessary for workplace parties to assess jobs, and determine the risk of injury due to bending, twisting, flexing, etc. The discussion will include major causes for back, shoulder, neck, wrist, and arm pain, as well as options for adjusting or rearranging work areas to provide a safer workspace.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify manual material handling injuries
  • Assess hazards related to manual material handling
  • Discuss the basic anatomy of the spine
  • Identify types of back injuries
  • Explain safe work practices involving manual material handling

Target Audience

JHSC members, workers and supervisors.

Legislative Reference

Ont. Reg. 851 – Industrial Establishments s. 45