Manual Material Handling

Course Information
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Duration: 15 Hours

Start Date: 1/1/2020

Enrollment opens: 12/23/2019


Manual Material Handling


Course Overview

“How much can a worker safely lift?” Every type of workplace involves manual material handling (MMH) tasks that are the direct cause of a large number of injuries to workers, the most common being back injuries. MMH involves workers physically moving materials or objects by lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing, pulling, shoveling or stacking. This course explores how size, shape, repetitiveness, bending, twisting, the environment and distance all play a role in the redesign, elimination, or reduction of workplace injuries.

What you learn

  • How to eliminate workplace injuries
  • Proper lifting techniques
  • How proper procedure plays a role in the reduction of workplace injuries