Safe Manual Material Handling Training

Safe Manual Material Handling Training

Injuries relating to manually moving materials is one of the most common workplace injuries in Canada. Such injuries are known as musculoskeletal injuries (or MSIs) and they can be prevented with the proper knowledge, techniques, and equipment. This course will walk you through how these injuries occur, and more importantly, how they can be prevented.

This Safe Manual Material Handling course will be presented in five chapters:

Module 1: What is Manual Material Handling?
Module 2: Potential Injuries
Module 3: Pre-task Assessment
Module 4: Safe Manual Handling Techniques
Module 5: Preventative Strategies

Upon completion, you will be presented with a final exam to test your knowledge.

Safe Manual Material Handling Training Course Topics

By the end of this training session, you should be able to:

  • Identify the various symptoms and injuries that can arise from manual material handling
  • Assess manual material handling tasks and recognize factors that may put you at risk of injury
  • Choose appropriate mechanical handling aids whenever possible
  • Use safe handling techniques and methods to prevent injuries
  • Develop strategies to improve the safety of your manual material handling tasks

Universally Compatible

This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.


Average Completion Time

Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 40 minutes.


Knowledge Assessment

Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.