Workplace statistics have revealed some pretty shocking numbers. 25% of all workers can expect to experience some form of injury because of incorrect manual material handling. Lower back pain caused by straining to lift heavy objects, MSDs, RSIs, as well as Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSD) and Occupational Overuse Syndromes (OOS) can all cause lost-time and lower productivity in the workplace.
This 45-minute online learning module will discuss some of the accepted strategies for reducing these occupation injuries. Students receive a certificate after the course is completed. For more information about the certificate, please click the Manual Material Handling Certificate link to the left. Course topics include:
- An Introduction to Manual Material Handling
Biometrics of Manual Material Handling
Recognizing the Hazards of Manual Material Handling
Controlling Workplace Manual Material Handling Hazards
An Employee Guideline for Safe Manual Material Handling
Who Needs Manual Material Handling Training?
Anyone in your business who, in the course of daily work tasks, must lift or move heavy objects, cumbersome objects, or other potential risk-causing items can benefit from MMH training. A repetitive strain injury or musculoskeletal injury can disrupt your work environment and expose your business to further problems. Material handling safety guidelines will help reduce this risk.